About Us

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The Relationship Institute of Santa Barbara

was co-founded by Dora and Mark Dunlap, two therapists married to each other, in 1996.  There are many good counseling and therapy resources in Santa Barbara  area.  Mark and Dora thought they could best contribute to the community by focussing specifically on supporting  the couple's life.  To that purpose they offer education, guidance, coaching, counseling and therapy to couples and individuals seeking to createand maintain emotionally-safe and passionate long-term partnerships.