Connect2 Marriage Counseling

Chandrama is the President of Connect2 Marriage Counseling, and the author of  I Do, I Don’t: How to Build a Better Marriage, a graphic novel book series, Connect2 Couples Net (published by The Palo Alto Weekly, Menlo Park Almanac, Mountain View Voice, Pleasanton Weekly, Danville-San Ramon ), A Hard Road (2018), Connect2 Personality Mapping: A Breakthrough Psychotherapy Tool for Understanding Your Clients, Their Families, and Their Relationships (2012), No U-Turn at Mercy Street: A Memoir and Resource Guide for Grieving Parents (2010). She is co-author of Building an eCommerce Website (1998), a Stanford Professional Education Workshop, and technical editor of Webmastering for Dummies (1997).

In her previous career in high technology, Chandrama served in executive and management positions at Stanford University, Apple, and in Silicon Valley. She was an instructor/speaker for conferences including Women in Technology, Seybold Seminars, Stanford’s “Publishing on the Web” and “The Stanford Conference on eCommerce.”

Chandrama earned her M.A. in Counseling Psychology, Holistic Studies from John F. Kennedy University in 2005. Chandrama continually advances her training — in couples counseling from the world renowned couples experts and trainers Dr. Stan Tatkin (Wired for Love), Dr. John Gottman (The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work), Dr. Julie Gottman, Dr. Sue Johnson (Emotionally Focused Therapy or EFT), Dr. Harville Hendrix (Imago), and others. I do ongoing reading and study particularly in the areas of attachment, brain development, communication, connection and the science of psychotherapy. Chandrama is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC#45204).


Quoted as Expert on Couples

  • Pleasanton Weekly, Staying Healthy: Maintaining a Healthy Marriage, 2022
  • StyleCaster, ‘How to Fight with Your Partner, According to Conflict Experts’, 2020
  • Team Hewins, ‘Too Much Togetherness During COVID-19: A Q&A with an Experienced Marriage and Family Therapist’, 2020
  • Good Housekeeping, ‘10 Brilliant Couples Therapy Hacks That Will Help Strengthen Any Relationship’, 2019
  • Bustle, ‘8 Signs You Shouldn’t Break Up, At Least Not Yet’, 2017
  • Bustle, ‘These Are the Worst Times to Dump Someone, According to Experts’. 2017
  • Fit Pregnancy, Expertise on Couples and Miscarriage (no longer online), 2015
  • Ladies Home Journal, ‘Can This Marriage Be Saved?’, 2014

Clinical Speaking/Teaching/Televsion

  • Santa Clara University, Center for Professional Development, This is Your Brain on Marriage: Neuroscience and Relationships, 2013
  • Bereaved Parents of the USA National Gathering, Thriving Again as a Couple After Your Child Dies, 2013
  • Grief Relief TelevisionPregnancy Loss and Infertility, Open to Hope, 2013
  • The Compassionate Friends International Conference, Thriving as a Couple After Your Child Dies, 2012
  • The Compassionate Friends National Conference, Thriving as a Couple After Your Child Dies, 2011
  • Couples Therapy training, Institute of Transpersonal Psychotherapy, 2011
  • MISS Foundation, Thriving as a Couple After Your Child Dies, 2010
  • Creativity and Madness, American Institute of Medical Education, Methodology for the Mapping of Personality, 2010
  • Women in Science, SLAC, Personality Mapping, 2009
  • Alto BNIPersonality Mapping, 2009
  • East West Bookstore, Personality Mapping, 2008
  • Palo Alto Family YMCAPersonality Mapping, 2008
  • Pathways Hospice, Personality Mapping, 2008
  • Therapist Inservice: Personality Mapping, 2008
  • Silicon Valley Association for Couples in Marriage Enrichment, Personality Mapping Workshop, 2008
  • Palo Alto Family YMCA, Grief and the Healing Journey, 2008
  • Learning PartnersTM Couples Workshop with Kathryn Ford, M.D., Personality Mapping, 2008
  • Family Services of San Mateo, Inservice: Couples Counseling, 2008
  • Family Services of San Mateo, Inservice: Grief, Healing, and the Holidays, 2007
  • Kara Conference: Integrative Therapies in Grief Counseling, 2007
  • Pete Pearson’s Couples with Special Needs Children workshop, Therapist, 2007

Technology Speaking and Teaching

Stanford Professional Education

  • Publishing on the Web, Monterey, 2000
  • Publishing on the Web, Monterey, 1999
  • Conference on eCommerce, 1999

Women in Technology, 1999-2001

WITI is the nation’s leading trade association for professional, tech-savvy women committed to using technology, resources and connections to advance women worldwide.

  • WITI’s Professional Women’s Summit, Santa Clara: Diversity Initiatives Roundtable: Creating the Enlightened Workplace, 2001
  • Technology Summit, Santa Clara: Managing Risk in Internet Time and networking book signing for Building an eCommerce Website, 2000
  • E-Commerce: Business to Consumer – Tools and Technologies for Focusing on your Web Customers, 1999

Seybold Seminars

Understanding Success in the World of Print and Online Publishing!

  • San Francisco: Strategies for Special Interest Web Producers. Moderator for all day seminar, 1999
  • Boston: Outsourcing 101 and Managing Web Site Projects and Teams, 1999
  • New York: Successful Narrowcasting: Serving a Targeted Audience Online,1998

Further information on speaking and/or articles

  • Pathways Hospice Honors Chandrama Anderson
  • Bloomberg Business Week Executive Profile
  • Alumni Offices Use Electronic Media to Forge Closer Ties With Graduates
  • ADVISORY/OpenGrid Executive Moderates Panel At WITI Silicon Valley Tech Summit; Industry Executives Gather to Discuss Risk Management in the Internet Age.
  • All Business (two stories removed after so many years)
  • Cisco Smart Start, My Personal, Case Study, Stanford Alumni Association
  • InternetASP Wireless Roundtable to Discuss the Opportunities for Enabling the Mobile Internet Generation
  • You Can Go Home Again
  • Sun releases the first element of its e-commerce strategy, Sun Community Server