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Dr. Rita is an experienced therapist and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and a member of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research

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Dr. Rita DeMaria - in depth

Introducing the Attachment-Based Focused Genogram Workbook~ Expanding the Realms of Attachment Theor

Dr. Rita's approach to treatment is  Intergenerational Systemic Attachment Therapy, which she has developed over many years of practice.  A primary focus is to help clinicians to establish a therapeutic bond with each individual client, whether it is an individual, couple, family or extended systems  within our communities.   Assessment is key to successful treatment that includes a systemic approach as well as attention to healing attachment focused relational bonds with self and others.  Attachment theory and research has broken through a barrier that helps every therapist , clinician, researcher and others strengthen loving and bonding approaches to strengthening secure attachment bonds. 

 Dr. Rita has specific goals to help individuals and couples:

  • create loving emotional connection
  • develop concrete tools for addressing and resolving conflict
  • help each partners to explore their sexual desires
  • enhance their personal sexual needs in their relationship
  • promote personal success and happiness
  • encourage a spiritual life practice

A committed, loving, and compassionate relationship is an important key to maintaining an intimate and passionate partnership!   With a lifetime of experience, Dr. Rita's goal is to help people love each other better!


Dr. Rita introduces The 7 Stages of Marriage

About Dr. Rita DeMaria

Mentoring Professionals


Strengthen your clinical work using a new approach to attachment based on therapeutic relationships and expanding your clinical formulations.

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I welcome your visit to my YouTube channel: Rita DeMaria at The Marriage Doctor TM.  I am available for public and professional speaking and media.

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Learn more about the  Intergenerational Systemic Attachment Therapy, an integrative clinical model based on Focused Genograms, the Intersystem Approach and Attachment Theory.  

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Clinician, Speaker, Trainer, Supervisor, Author

Public Speaking; Love, Sex, and Commitment

Dr. DeMaria offers a variety of seminars. Some of her program topics include:

  • The 7 Stages of Marriage
  • Love, Success, & Happiness
  • Saving Couples in the Deep End
  • Creating a Passionate Parntership
  • Transforming Patterns of Intergenerational Family Violence
  • Bonding – the Heart of Couple’s Therapy
  • The Marriage of Love and Sex
  • Men, Women, and Love: Creating Passionate Partnerships
  • Single Dating & Reconnecting: Finding the ONE You Want
  • 'Here's My Heart’ Seminar: Empathy & Compassion Skill Builder Workshop
  • Emotional Healing Workshops
  • The Emotional Chemistry of Love

Resources for Professional Training and Supervision

  • Focused Genograms: Intergenerational Assessment of Individuals, Couples and Families, 2nd edition. (2017), Routledge.   
  • The  Attachment Based Focused Genograms Workbook (under contract)   
  • The 7 Stages of Marriage: A curriculum guide for Leader’s Workshop.  (2008)   
  • The 7 Stages of Marriage (2007, Readers’ Digest) A READER’S DIGEST HEALTH AND WELLNESS BEST SELLER, available in Spanish 
  • Building Intimate Relationships: The PAIRS Program - Integrating Treatment, Education and Enrichment (2002)   
  • Love, Marriage and Family Ties: A Guide for exploring family history and family legacies. (2009)   
  • Reversing the Ripple Effect:  Becoming a Response-Able Father  An integrated fatherhood and relationship education curricula (2010)    
  • Becoming a Depend-Able Family, A couples companion curricula (2010)
  • Preventive Approaches to Couples Therapy ( DeMaria, contributor. 1999, Berger & Hannah)
  • The Handbook of Family Therapy (DeMaria, Contributor. 2003, Sexton, Weeks and Robbins)
  • Why Do Fools Fall In Love (DeMaria, Contributor; 2000, Levine and Markman)
  • Marriage Enrichment: Preparation, Outreach and Mentoring (1998).   

How to Contact Dr. Rita

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Rita DeMaria, PhD, LMFT, CST



DrRita@RitaDeMaria.com   (Sign Up for Dr. Rita's Updates)

AAMFT Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor; Certified AASECT Sex Therapist

 Mail:  790 Penllyn-Blue Bell Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422

Council for Relationships, Senior Staff & Office Director, Blue Bell office

Senior Staff Center City & Blue Bell Offices


Director, Healthy Relationships and Wellness Program

RDeMaria@CouncilFor Relationships.org

Suite 104, Blue Bell, PA; AND 1800 JFK Blvd, 8th floor, Suite 888 Philadelphia, PA 19103  

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Thomas Jefferson University, Couple and Family Therapy Program, Philadelphia

Faculty & Supervisor Council for Relationships Post Graduate Program in Couple and Family Therapy


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Over 35 years of professional experience

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Two Locations for my Clinical Practice with Council for Relationships. OFFICES: 790 Penllyn Blue Bell Pike, Ste 104, Blue Bell, PA 19422 AND 1800 JFK Blvd., 8th floor, Suite 888, Philadelphia, PA 1910

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