Relationship Counseling for Individuals and Couples

About Karen Greenhouse, Ph.D. (c), MFT, CSAT

Karen Greenhouse, Ph.D., MFT, CSAT, is founder of The Institute for Couples Counseling, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist with over three decades in the health care field. She is a Couples Counseling Specialist in the field of couples counseling which speaks directly to her focus over the past 10 years in obtaining advanced training in her work with couples. 

Ms. Greenhouse trained directly with four of the most highly acclaimed therapists in the field:  Terrence Real, LCSW, John Gottman, Ph.D., Patrick Carnes, Ph.D. and Milton Magness, DMin. Ms. Greenhouse is regarded as one of a select few Couples Therapists who treats extremely complex marital issues and couples in crisis. Please learn more about Ms. Greenhouse below: 

Advanced Certification

Ms. Greenhouse has been certified beyond licensure in the following: 

  • Master Certified Relational Life Couples Therapist (RLT)
  • Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT)
  • Certified Discernment Counseling Therapist
  • Certified Hope & Freedom Practitioner (CHFP)

Advanced Training

  • Terrence Real, LCSW from The Relational Life Institute
    (Ms. Greenhouse trained directly with Terry Real, LCSW in specialized couples counseling)
  • Patrick Carnes, Ph.D. from The International Institute for Trauma & Addiction Professionals (Ms. Greenhouse trained directly with Dr. Carnes for her Sex Addiction Certification)
  • John Gottman, Ph.D. from The Gottman Institute
    (Ms. Greenhouse trained directly with Dr. Gottman in specialized couples counseling)
  • EMDRIA - EMDR Therapy Technique
  • Milton Magness, DMin from Hope & Freedom Counseling Services
    (Ms. Greenhouse trained directly with Dr. Magness in Sex Addiction Intensives)

Professional Associations

  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)
  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
    San Fernando Valley Chapter
    Ventura County Chapter
    San Gabriel Valley Chapter
    Los Angeles Chapter International
  • Institute for Trauma Addictions Professionals (IITAP)
  • Relational Life Institute
  • American Psychotherapy Association (APA)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing International Association (EMDR)
  • The National Registry of Marriage Friendly Therapists
  • The Society for Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH)
  • The Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists (APSATS)
  • EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)


  • Antioch University, Masters of Arts, Clinical Psychology
  • UCLA, Bachelor of Arts, Clinical Psychology

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