Build the foundation for your lifetime together.


     Home   Seminar   About Us   FAQ   Reserve   Articles   Contact   Links   Dates   Books   Search   646-484-9741



About Us



Patricia Schell Kuhlman, LCSW is a psychotherapist and coach with special interests in attachment and bonding, life transitions, personal growth and family of origin issues.


After working at a number of mental health clinics, she is now in private practice providing counseling, coaching and psychotherapy to individuals, including adolescents and children, and couples.


Patty grew up in the Chicago area.  She received her MSW from New York University and her B.S. from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.  Education and counseling is her second career. Contact her at or 646-484-9741.




Find MST on Facebook


Follow MST on Twitter @Stayhitched




Gregory A. Kuhlman, Ph.D. is Director of the M.A. Program in Mental Health Counseling as well as the Personal Counseling Program at Brooklyn College, City University of New York where he is professor of psychology.  He is a New York State licensed psychologist with over twenty-five years of experience.  He has special interests in experiential approaches to learning and psychotherapy, group relations and couples. 


Greg’s family is from the Mid-West and relocated to the Los Angeles area during his childhood.  He received his B.A. from Columbia University and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the City University of New York.


Contact him at or 646-484-9741.





They have been a couple since 1986 and married since 1989.  They have lived in New York City since the 1970's. They have a second home in Litchfield County, Connecticut.  They spent 1993 – 94 in Rome, Italy.



How We Started MST


Our marriage has been so important to us, but like most marriages it's been challenging. We didn't know anyone, including ourselves, who'd had adequate preparation for marriage. We knew couples who had so much together that was positive, but couldn't make their marriages work.


When we began to think about combining our careers, naturally all of our interests and experiences pointed to working with couples at the beginning of their marriages when a little help can make such a big difference for them. Everyone we spoke to was very enthusiastic-especially the married couples. "I wish we had done something like that," was the typical response. The more we thought about our ideas and began to prepare our program, the more we saw the need everywhere we looked. It seemed that every TV show and magazine was featuring stories about the challenges faced by newlyweds and young couples starting families.


We felt that the difference between a great marriage and one that's struggling is not as much as you might think. The research on marriage bears this out. So we built Marriage Success Training as a structured program to educate couples about building a strong foundation to weather the challenges of today's marriage. We wanted to provide religion-neutral, professional, research-based marriage preparation as an alternative or supplement to religion-based and other less comprehensive premarital counseling or programs.


Now after helping hundreds of couples since beginning to offer seminars in 2003, we're still excited to work with couples who are beginning their lives together. It's fun for us to help them discover more about themselves. The couples really enjoy the group format--hearing other couples' experiences, including ours. We're moved when we see them deepen their connection to each other as they develop strategies to keep their relationship strong.





     Home   Seminar   About Us   FAQ   Reserve   Tips   Contact   Links   Locations   Books   Search