May 29, 2015 ~ 

"Couples Therapy: Beyond Talking on the Couch" Sweetser Training Institute

Friday, May 29, 2015

9 a.m. - 4 p.m., 6 hours CEUs

Sweetser, Saco, Maine

When a partner calls for a couple’s therapy appointment, a common request is, “Can you help us communicate better?” Attempts in couples therapy to teach active listening skills and “I statements,” while solving relational problems can easily escalate into arguments. Where does the clinician go next? How can you help move couples from conflict to contentment? Explore neuroscience, trauma theory, attachment theory, and family theory. Learn how integrating these sciences benefits conjoint therapy outcomes.


I’ll be presenting materials from Dan Siegel, MD, Stan Tatkin, PsyD, LMFT, Peter Levine, PhD, Laurel Parnell, PhD,  Drs. John & Julie Gottman, and others.  The workshop will include didactic and experiential information as well as exercises clinicians can take with them and use with their own clients. 


To register follow this link to the Sweetser Training Institute online:



I’m passionate about my work with couples. I’ve studied and trained with some wonderful teachers. I enjoy presenting what I've learned with those who share my interest in relational therapy. I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a practice in Kennebunk, Maine. I offer Counseling, Psychotherapy, Private Practice Training, Consulting and Supervision. I have a CAGS in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of New England and an MS in Adult Education from the University of Southern Maine. I am an American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Clinical Fellow and a candidate for the AAMFT Approved Supervisor designation.  I am a Maine Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Past President. I am an EMDRIA Certified EMDR Psychotherapist and Level II Gottman Method Therapy Trained. I have 15+ years in private practice, as well as former experience in higher education as a professor and student affairs professional.  For more information about the work I do with clinicians see the supervision section of my website.


May 20, 2015 ~ MDA Lockup Day. Happy to be a Jailbird today. Supporting a good cause in honor of my brother-in-law Bill Zuke who passed away from ALS (one form of the many neuro-muscular diseases) 8 years ago this month.

October 17, 2014 ~ Presented "Couples Therapy: Beyond Talking on the Couch" a 3 hour breakout workshop during the Maine Mental Health Counselor Association's Annual Conference. Participants explored an integration of some of the basics in neuroscience, trauma, attachment theory and family therapy. I'm very excited by the positive feedback and participants' requests for more. I hope to offer an expanded version of this workshop soon. Interested clinicians can contact me at or visit my website for more information about the ongoing supervision/consultations I offer. 

The Sound Relationship House

June 5, 2014 ~ I've added training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy ~ Level II: Assessment, Intervention and Co-Morbidities. Drs. John & Julie Gottman's clinical materials work.  I often use their resources with couples and families. Their Sound Relationship House complements my training in Marriage & Family Therapy, Solution-Oriented Therapy, and various Trauma Therapies well.  Thanks to The Gottman Institute for making these resources available to me and my clients.


Attachment-Focused EMDR, L. Parnell


May 2 & 3, 2014 ~ Spent my weekend with friends and colleagues at an advanced EMDR training in Boston.  "Attachment-Focused EMDR: Healing Developmental Deficits and Adults Abused as Children" Presented by Dr. Laurel Parnell.  Workshop based on Dr. Parnell's new book Attachment-Focused EMDR: Healing Relational Trauma.  Thank you to my colleague, friend and traveling companion Beth Andersen, LCSW, EMDRIA Certified Psychotherapist. "Confetti" by Salvatore Vuono


May 1, 2014 ~ Celebrating 15 years in private practice this month.  So happy to truly enjoy my work. Reorganized my business as an LLC.


Nannette Nero Zuke, LMFT, LLC 

Counseling & Psychotherapy,

Private Practice Training, Consulting & Supervision


March 28 & 29, 2014 ~ Spent my weekend studying TAT Application to Clinical Practice with wonderful clinical colleagues and TAT Trainer Deborah Dana, LCSW. Gratitude to all. Excited to offer TAT as part of my clinical practice. Additionally, I'm now a TATLife Affiliate. TAT, TATLife and TATLife Affiliate are registered trademarks of Tapas Fleming. Please visit her TATLife website for more information.



The Gottman Institute

January 28, 2014 ~ It's official.  I received my Certificate of Completion from The Gottman Institute.  I have completed training in Level 1: Bridging the Couple Chasm A New Research-Based Approach.  I have been studying the Gottman's work for several years now. Making it official with certified training.  Happy to bring this information to my work with couples.  






September 27, 2013 ~ On Friday, September 27, 2013, I served as the moderator of a panel discussion at the Maine Association for Marriage & Family Therapy Annual Meeting & Workshop "Maine Marriage and Family Therapy Practice and the Ethical Use of Technology".  Participants left the workshop ready to consider the ethical use of technology in their own practices.



August, 2013 ~ I am now an American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Supervisor Candidate.  Thank you Gail Chandler, LMFT for your encouragement.




June 7, 2013 ~ The blue wild indigo is in full bloom.  Updated my homepage/about picture.


May 31, 2013 ~ It's official  I'm now an EMDRIA Certified Therapist :)

February 28, 2013 ~ Featured writer in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy eNews "Branding Your Therapy Practice. . .Think Business"

February 24, 2013 ~ Begin to promote my Consulting/Coaching Services designed for Private Practice Therapists.


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January 16, 2013 ~ Started my blog Healthy&Whole with my first entry All Write :)

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January 3, 2013 ~ Started "pinning" to "boards" on Pinterest.  Click the Pinterest Logo to find me and "follow" me on Pinterest :)

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December 7, 2012 ~ Open House

A wonderful evening filled with good conversation between colleagues in the counseling profession and related fields.  Thank you to Melinda Josiah Geaumont & Associates for making all this possible :)

Nannette Nero Zuke, LMFT office

September 27, 2012 ~ Moving along :)

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September 20, 2012 ~ Office transformations :)

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September 17, 2012 ~ Announcing my office move to Post Road Center, 62 Portland Road, Suite 6, Kennebunk ~ start seeing clients in this location Monday, October 1, 2012

Nannette Nero Zuke, LMFT NAMI Walk 2012
Beth Andersen & Nannette Nero Zuke

May 12, 2012 ~ I had a great time walking with my friend Beth Andersen, LCSW in today's NAMI Maine "BringChange2Mind" Walk, Back Cove, Portland.

March 28 - May 12, 2012 ~ I'm accepting donations for NAMI Maine and participating in this year's NAMI Maine Walk.  NAMI is the the National Alliance on Mental Illness, an organization that supports mental health.  I'm walking to raise funds for this organization and to help reduce the stigma our society often places on behavioral, emotional and mental illness.  Make your donation to NAMI NOW


March 15 - 18, 2012 ~ Participated in the American Association for Marriage & Family Leadership Conference, Washington, DC, as Maine Division President


February 2012 ~ I created a listing with Psychology Today The Therapy Directory.  View my Psychology Today Listing


January 28, 2012 ~ I registered this new website and ended my former website




In additon to serving as the Maine Association for Marriage and Family Therapy's Board President 2011 - 2012, I served as the eNewsletter editor for "Making Maine Connections" the Maine Association for Marriage and Family Therapy's eNewsletter July 2010 - July 2012. Samples below:


"Making Maine Connections" ~ January 2012


"Making Maine Connections"~ April 2012



Photo Credits:


May 1, 2014 ~ "Confetti" by Salvatore Vuono



Nannette Nero Zuke, LMFT, LLC, Counseling & Psychotherapy, Kennebunk, Maine

Southern Maine Area Counselor

Nannette Nero Zuke, 


Counseling & Psychotherapy

Private Practice Training, Consulting & Supervision





Post Road Center

62 Portland Road

Suite 6, 2nd floor 

Kennebunk, Maine 04043




PO Box 48

Biddeford, Maine 04005



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