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The Team

Dr. Barbara Lavi and Melissa Glaser combined their over 50 years of experience helping couples to design

Together, based on their clinical expertise and knowledge of current research on happiness, they have designed a series of retreats that will teach couples ways to maintain lasting loving relationships. 

Dr. Barbara Lavi, Psychologist, Author

Dr. Lavi's best selling book, The Wake Up and Dream Challenge, has helped individuals and couples redesign their lives and move towards their dreams and aspirations.  Dr. Lavi was a child and family therapist in Boston at Harvard Community Health Plan, a Harvard affiliate and was the Director of The Delphi Center in Burlington MA. She also developed ACT Now Psychotherapy, (Active, Creative and Time Sensitive Therapy) to manage difficult times. She maintains a private practice in Weston CT. 

Melissa Glaser, MS, LPC

During over 25 years of practice, Melissa Glaser, Master's Level Licensed Professional Counselor, has specialized in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques to help hundreds of individuals and couples increase resillience, heal and enhance their relationships. Melissa maintains a private practice in Woodbury CT.

Eva Greenwald, Owner, Eva's Best Travel

Since couples will be traveling from around the country and internationally to attend CoupleTime events, we wanted to help make their travel plans simpler. Although travel costs are not included in the price of the retreats, Eva Greenwald, a veteran travel agent and owner of an award winning travel agency, will save you time, money, and stress as she personalizes and customizes your travel to meet your needs, desires, dreams and budget. Eva will contact you to initiate travel plans and complete your registration. If you have additional questions after registering she can be contacted at: 203-221-3171, 888-499-7245, and


" I thought my dreaming days were over, but since leaving my teaching job, I have started a new career and my husband and I are exploring China for two years!! Dream Positioning works for both of us as we move forward together..." Shulah S. Retreat Participant



"My wife and I attended a retreat run by Dr. Lavi years ago. Things we learned still help us keep things exciting!" Bill & JoAnn H.,previous participant

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