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Restoration Therapy Founders

Dr. Terry HargraveTerry Hargrave, Ph.D. LMFT, LPC

Terry Hargrave, Ph.D. is nationally recognized for his pioneering work with intergenerational families.  Dr. Hargrave has authored numerous professional articles and eleven books includingRestoration Therapy:  Understanding and Guiding Healing in Marriage and Family Therapy (co-authored with Franz Pfitzer) and The Essential Humility of Marriage:  Honoring the Third Identity in Couple Therapy.

Dr. Hargrave has presented nationally and internationally on the concepts and processes of family and marriage restoration, aging and is known for his clear and entertaining presentations. His work has been featured in several national magazines and newspapers, as well as ABC News 20/20, Good Morning America and CBS Early Morning. He has been selected as a national conference plenary speaker and as a Master’s Series Therapist by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Dr. Hargrave is a Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy at Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, California and is president and in practice at Amarillo Family Institute, Inc. He and his wife Sharon have two children, Halley Anne and Peter.

You may contact Terry Hargrave at


FranzFranz Pfitzer, MD

Dr. Pfitzer is the Chief of Psychiatry at the Klinik St. Irmingard in Prien am Chiemsee, Germany. He has been one of the leaders in the Contextual Therapy movement in Europe and co-authored a text on Restoration Therapy with Terry Hargrave. He has written and presented on therapeutic issues both nationally and internationally and has been an innovator in work with trauma, anger, depression and aging.

You may contact Franz Pfitzer at