In addition to working with individual clients, couples and families in my practice to promote their personal growth and healing, I also offer presentations addressing a variety of emotional issues.

I offer the following presentations free of charge to people in our community:

Launching Children

Looking at the impact when children leave home.
What are the steps for effectively preparing the child and the family for a successful transition out of the nuclear family? I will combine my education, professional expertise and personal experience with my own three children to offer ideas and tips for how to meet the challenges and be more successful.

Surviving a long term marriage

Injecting unconventional ideas into a tradition.
The world is full of long term marriages that have both benefits and challenges. Couples stay together for a variety of reasons: love, children, religion, security, habit, etc. and the effects are also varied - from satisfaction to boredom or worse, hatred. I will offer the art of re-negotiating the marital contract for a more satisfactory relationship.

Essential challenges of the self and other

We all want to feel connected to the other, but too often we are at a loss at how to accomplish the connection. We live on the surface of life, and fear going below the waterline. I will offer several ways of how to go below the surface with family, friends and business associates.

How to manage conflict

Conflict is a part of life and especially, conflict is a part of relationships. It is part of our humanity. I will offer ways of managing the ever present, but sometimes surprising conflictual relationships and show how to be respectful in conflict, and retain a sense of dignity.


The necessity of the depressed state.
Because we live in a manic society as evidenced by happy face decals and "just do it" or "get over it" slogans, depression has become pejorative, something to get rid of. I will offer alternative perspectives on depression, and highlight some of the rewards of exploring the depths of the psyche.

Claudette C. Granahan, Ph.D.
North Park Building
12356 Northup Way, Suite 105
Bellevue, WA 98005
425.454.8994 | Email: