EducationNew Video Announcement

Craig Toonder, MFT. Oakland Couples Counseling

New Video Announcement

I have recently added a new video to my favorites list on my You Tube Channel, The Couples Counseling Channel, that I highly recommend for all couples. 

The video is produced by a therapist named Stan Taktin who is the founder of PACT, Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy. The video explains a homework assignment for couples to help them ritualize reunions after separations. Successful reunions, are a fulfilling experience that allows couples to create a sense of importance and fondness for one another, which is a foundational skill for successful relationships. Reunion mishaps, on the other hand, are a common cause of couple dysregulation, disappointment, and arguments. The Welcome Home ritual allows couples to create successful reunions on a daily basis. It also allows them to explore blocks that to intimacy and connection that they can then work through with the help of a trained therapist.

To view this video, please visit m yYou Tube channel at:

Stan Tatkin’s video is called: Welcome Home Exercise for Couples.

If you have any questions about this video, or experience difficulty implementing the skill in your life, feel free to contact me  to schedule an appointment to examine how to utilize reunions to enhance the quality of your relationship.


Craig Toonder, MFT