Are you having
that's important to you?
Are you contemplating separation or
Has your partner (or you) become "difficult,"
making effective, even civil, communication
love (intimacy) and/or fun gone out of your
relationship? Are you feeling
Dr. Marshall Colt,
practice since 1994,
pre-marital and relationship counseling, and sex therapy
to help couples in the San Diego area identify what's gone
wrong and learn ways to make things better. Some of
his clients refer to him as the
San Diego relationship doctor.
is licensed in California, Colorado and Florida.
San Diego relationships
risk, no obligation. All conversations are confidential.
NOTE: Dr. Colt
conducts brief, solution-focused therapy, which means it's
not designed to go on a long time. It's designed to
find out what the issues are and then Dr. Colt and his client(s)
form a team to come up with solutions to those issues as
rapidly as possible. Please read below what Dr. Colt's
clients have had to say about this way of doing therapy.
couples get "off track" as their relationship matures due to internal
changes, external events or a combination of both. Understanding
how these changes affect each partner and the relationship itself can
be a major first step forward. Then, learning tools and skills
to better communicate and understand one another, along with effective
preventive measures, frequently results in a happier, healthier couple.
Your relationship CAN improve.
San Diego relationship advice
for our complimentary, phone consultation...no
risk, no obligation.
Dr. Colt's clients have said:
often reflected on how accurate your advise [sic] and evaluation of
our relationship has been. You really made a difference in my
life and I am forever grateful to have worked with you." -- B.J.
and I have benefited greatly from our sessions with you and are doing
very well as a result." -- B.S.
evenings session was incredibly enlightening and helpful in understanding
what most likely triggered my initial reaction and reason for seemingly
not being able to "let go" for such a long period of time. Having
identified that long buried incident, it is much easier to understand
and be able to move forward with the Intellectual/Emotional Integration
that we discussed. I think the most frustrating part of all of
this sort of "stuff" is the lack of understanding as to "why".
You helped me identify the "why". It wasn't fun then, nor even
discussing it last night...but it needed discussing. Unfortunately,
[Name], my incredibly patient, understanding and loyal wife of XX years
has borne the brunt of my frustration for the past six months.
I've got a lot of ground to make up with her. I am hopeful that
you will be able to help [Name] in your session with her tomorrow.
She needs, as she put it, 'the magic rubberband.' Thanks again
and thank you too for following up on the receipts." -- B.G.
"Hi Marshall, I thought I'd give you
a little feedback on how last night went: we both have total trust in
you and it was obvious to both of us that you are quite exceptional
in your ability and confidence. By now I’m sure you hear that
so often that it’s becoming redundant. I’m here at my computer
working away, happier than I can remember being in months. Oddly
enough, I can’t remember feeling this happy. Life is good.
We completely resolved the huge argument that triggered our seeing you
in the first place. So things are going great for the first “morning
after,” and we’ll see you in two weeks. Enjoy!!!" -- M.C.
Thank you for your time and counsel yesterday, both [Name] and I got
a lot out of it and are excited about using the [proprietary] technique.
I was hoping to schedule with you again some time soon to get your feed
back on how [Name] and I interact. Please let me know when you
have your next opening. Best regards," -- W.F.
"Thank you so much! We really
are getting along better and we both appreciate all the help and great
advice that you've given us. We'll definitely be in touch if we
need help down the road. Also, if you don't mind, I have highly
recommended you to some friends so they may be calling you!" -- B.K.
"[Name] was adamant about not wanting to come to counseling,
but now he actually loves it!" -- P.F.
you are well and want to let you know that I appreciate the follow-up
and your professional and helpful manner with us. I didn't really
know what to expect and was encouraged by the experience. Thanks."
"Clearly, they (your clients, D.
& J.) think very highly of you and of all you have done with them."
Thank you so much for your time.... I especially appreciate your
referral regarding my medication management. I have to thank you
again for all of your advice, help, and time. Things have been
going exceptionally well for J. and I! We have been implementing
everything we had discussed, and I have to say that things have just
been amazing! Thanks again for reminding us of why we fell in
love in the first place. We are so grateful. Sincerely,
D & J. M. Ps. We look forward to seeing you on the 7th...."
"...was impressed at breadth and depth of experience."
"Of all the mediocre, and less than
mediocre, therapists I've seen, and I'm not patronizing you, Marshall,
you're the best therapist I've ever had." -- W.K.
"I was impressed with your straightforward,
fair, no nonsense approach. I even told my friends, 'This guy
is good.'" -- D.R.
"I think we both feel that things
are going very well. You have helped us address the problem issues,
and come up with solutions. We both feel like we have gained a
lot of insight to each other." -- J.B.
Just wanted to thank you and let you know how much
yesterday's session meant to both of us. We both left feeling
fairly good about things and really look forward to seeing you in 2
weeks. I don't know why we waited so long to do this. Yesterday
was the first time we had really been together by ourselves for a long
time and on the way home, [Name] opened up with me and talked about
things and neither one of us got angry with the other." -- Z.T.
"Marshall, I thought you might be
wondering what ever happened to [us]? Just wanted to send a quick
note to say thanks. We made it through our pre-wedding (and post-wedding)
issues and have just had a new little addition to our family!
[Daughter] born at 1:15 am on Thanksgiving day! I wanted to send
you a note because you were the one who helped us turn things around!
We are happier than ever, we hardly remember what our issues were.
Seems like a distant memory now.... Thanks again! Sincerely,"
"NO! Thank YOU!
I feel [name] and I are on the right
track. I am so grateful. If we can hold the course then
I think we can finally have the relationship that makes life worthwhile.
Thanks for your help. Also thanks
for your help with [name] and [name]. [Name] is a special soul
and is raving about you." -- E.R.
"Hi Marshall: The other night you
thanked me for being patient. Well, I just wanted to thank you
for everything you're doing. [Name] seems to be doing much better.
She seems happier than I have known her to be in a very long time.
She seems hopeful and optimistic. She really feels like she is
making progress with you specifically and her life in general.
So "Thank You" with all my heart for helping my lady." -- B.E.
two years I have known Dr. Colt, a hallmark of his dealings with both
clients and colleagues has been his uncompromising dedication to fairness
and ethical behavior. Dr. Colt is extremely effective at illuminating
those personal and professional issues critical to his clients, and
assisting them to better understand their strengths, their challenges,
and how to reconcile the two. I have personally benefited from
his unselfish offers expert of assistance" -- R.F.
"Thanks for your help last week.
...we are both sincerely grateful that you were there...and we are keeping
you as "our guy" for counseling needs in the future." -- H.B.
If you are in the San
Diego area, click
San Diego relationships for your
complimentary, phone consultation
to discuss your relationship
problems with Dr. Colt and learn how he may be able to help you.
All phone conversations are strictly confidential.
San Diego relationships resources:
National Suicide Hotline: 1.800.784.2433
National Domestic Violence 24-Hour Hotline: 1.800.799.7233
- San Diego