Maria Kallas Monroe S.E.P., M.F.T.


Somatic Imago Therapy

Somatic Imago Therapy

The relationship we have with ourselves and with others is influenced by our early life experiences. Where we learned to defend ourselves in ways that are not working now, we adapted parts of our selves so we would belong and be loved, we had needs that didn't quite get met. Now, it's all catching up to us in a way that we keep looping around the same issues, our reactions are not working, and we don't feel quite ourselves because we have adapted so much. Our relationships and the way we communicate have you feeling powerless, helpless, hurt, angry, lonely, alone, dead rather than joyful, alive, whole and loving. The answer is not in leaving but in doing the work. 

I have taken the best of the best, Imago Therapy, Somatic Experiencing Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy and Gottman Therapy and developed a therapy for individuals and couples that dissolves the defensive postures, heals the trauma that has contributed to those defenses, gets the needs met that have continued to go unmet and brings you into your wholeness and presence as you were meant to live life. 

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Weekend Workshops and Retreats

  • Getting the Love You Want Weekend Workshop/Retreat

  • Integrative Advanced Imago Workshop

  • Imagine a Woman Workshop/Retreat


IMAGO COUPLES WORKSHOPS SAN DIEGO invites you to experience the intimate adventure of a lifetime in one transformational, educational weekend.

IMAGine that you can:

  • GET TO the root of your problems and dissolve them

  • SUCCESSFULLY communicate your frustrations and desires, getting your needs met

  • CREATE fun, romance, passion, and intimacy

The 2 Day Imago Couples Workshop is for You if...

  • You and your partner SEEM TO BE DRIFTING APART

  • You are just starting a new relationship and WANT IT TO BE THE BEST it can be

  • You seem to keep having the SAME ARGUMENTS over and over

  • You are CONSIDERING ENDING your relationship because it feels hopeless

  • You are in a GOOD RELATIONSHIP and want to deepen your connection.

This 20 hour IMAGO couples workshop, developed by Harville Hendrix (video of Oprah's favorite therapist), has been offered worldwide to over 100,000 couples. It is open to all couples of all sexual orientations, whether you are in a solid relationship, navigating a shaky one or in distress.

Watch Alanis Morissette discuss Imago and view other Imago videos.


“This workshop helped us break through to deep places we have not been able to access in 43 years of marriage. I can't say enough good! Presenters were energetic, enthusiastic, well spoken, compassionate and capable.” — Jan


Schedule of Events


Upcoming Couples Weekend Workshop Retreats:

  • November 9-10, 2019

  • December 7-8, 2019

  • January 25-26, 2020

  • March 7-8, 2020

  • May 2-3, 2020

  • June 13-14, 2020

  • August 15-16, 2020

  • September 26-27, 2020

  • November 7-8, 2020

  • December 5-6, 2020

Imagine a Woman: Feminine Presence Retreat

  • TBA

Integrative Advanced Imago Couples Workshop Retreat

  • TBA

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Del Mar, Ca. 92014

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it
— Rumi