Learn Emotionally Focused Therapies

If you’re “in the woods” of seeing couples and families regularly you know how beneficial a clear road map to de-escalation and corrective emotional experience can be. Grounding your work in attachment and maintaining an attachment lens helps you get to the root of couple, family and individual distress quickly- and provide real, lasting change. The Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) model developed by Dr. Sue Johnson offers this attachment-grounded road map consisting of clear steps and stages, and defined interventions, that can help you become the therapist distressed clients really need. EFT is a well researched, effective model of therapy. It can move you beyond that lost feeling we’ve all experienced from time to time, to knowing where to go as you help partners shape new interaction patterns and bonding events that create lasting change. Over the past few years the EFT model has been expanded for application to individual and family therapy modalities, EFIT and EFFT respectively. A number of scholarly papers and Dr. Johnson’s 2019 book, “Attachment Theory in Practice,” describe this.

I am a Certified Emotionally Focused Therapy Supervisor by the International Center for Excellence in EFT, ICEEFT, (www.iceeft.com). I can help you integrate the strategies and interventions of EFT to your sessions and if you’re interested, to develop a plan for becoming certified. EFT Certification is highly meaningful and tells colleagues and prospective clients you have demonstrated expertise conceptualizing cases and using specific interventions to effectively move clients through the stages (stabilization, restructuring and consolidation) of Emotionally Focused Therapy. I also have extensive training and practice experience in EFFT, Emotionally Focused Family Therapy.  You’ll find video recording of a recent discussion I had with Gail Palmer, MSW, RMFT, co-author of, the text, “Emotionally Focused Family Therapy” (2019), here.

I am fully committed to growing a diverse local EFT practitioner community and work with folks to clear obstacles to getting the supervision and consultation they need.

I create a safe, collaborative, respectful environment for supervision and consultation. Supervision is available in group and individual formats, and in person or via Zoom. Groups consist of up to 6 therapists and meet weekly for 8-weeks. Contact me with questions or if you’d like to get started.  Request to join our Facebook group, “Emotionally Focused Therapy Reno/Tahoe Group.”


403 Flint Street
Reno, NV 89501

(775) 235-2205

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