Emotionally Focused

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is a structured therapeutic approach to working with individuals, couples and families. EFT's main goals are to expand and reorganize important emotional responses, implement and foster the creation of a secure bond between partners, and help shift each partner’s position of interaction while initiating new cycles of interaction that are more beneficial for the relationship. Generally short-term (8-20 sessions), the EFT technique has had proven success, especially with couples, in helping relationships work more efficiently.

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Dasia Star (she/they)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

Master of Arts in Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy

We all get into patterns based on our attachment histories. Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) supports folx (individuals, couples, nonmonogamous partners, friends) in getting to the heart of what is causing ongoing conflicts or difficult stuck points. Using EFT, we can slow down and uncover our attachment dance, find more authentic connection, and move toward deeper connection with ourselves and others.

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Ajay Dheer (He/They)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

M.S. Marriage and Family Therapy

I am currently being trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) with anticipated completion in spring of 2021. EFT attunes to our own emotions and emotional regulation as well as how they interact with those of our partner(s). I primarily use EFT with relationships (monogamous couples as well as polyamorous/open relationships), though the benefits of my training can also be utilized with individuals.

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Alexa Adams (she/her/hers)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LMFT

Though I pull from several treatment modalities, Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) is the orientation that I most root myself in. This model guides my work through my focus on attachment and patterns within a relationship (family and/or romantic) and within the individual. Much of this orientation weaves the historical throughout the current, allowing us to gain increased understanding and awareness for how our history influences our now.

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DeLyn Griffin (she/her)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

MA in Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling

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Benita Munson (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, CRC, CADC I

I am trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples through Edwards Psychotherapy in Portland. In EFT I will teach you how to access your primary emotions (IE sadness, fear) that are underlying secondary defensive reactions (resentment, jealousy). Once a person can communicate their primary emotion to a partner, it helps to increase connection and attachment. We will also do enactments in session which heighten emotion and also build connection and attachment.

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Joshua Bogart (He/Him/His)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA

I have ongoing training in Emotionally Focused therapy. EFT is an attachment-based therapy that helps clients face existential life issues by creating a strong sense of self and resiliency. This type of therapy is experiential and offers corrective experiences to help clients relate better to themselves and others in a safe and secure way.

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Caitlin Beckwith-Ferguson (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

MA, LMFT, CCTP

I use emotionally-focused therapy to help couples connect in a deeper, more vulnerable way. So often, couples are caught in a negative cycle of interaction. We will identify your attachment needs and your emotions and work towards expressing them openly to each other. I have completed these trainings: Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT): Attachment-based Interventions to Treat Trauma, Anxiety, and Depression training Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy – ICEEFT Externship

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Gabriel Trees (He / Him)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

Masters of Arts, Marriage, Couple & Family Therapy

Emotion-focused therapy (EFT) founded on the evidence that emotions are not accessories to human experience but organizing principles of our lives. By being able to more fully experience our emotional range, our relationships can thrive. Let’s dig in and support you and your partner’s emotional well-being.

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Sarah Rosenberg (she/her)

Qualified Mental Health Professional

QMHP

I approach therapy through an emotionally focused and attachment-based lens. We’ll work together to explore patterns that might be holding you back. Together we’ll help you to reach your goals and create safe and loving relationships --with yourself and with others.

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Elise Helms (She/Her)

Professional Counselor Associate

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Michael Running (he/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, MS, NCC

I have completed both individual and couples Emotion-Focused Therapy training programs from Edwards Psychotherapy here in Portland. EFT, Relational Gestalt, and mindfulness-based approaches are naturally complementary and offer a powerful fit for many clients.

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Kelly Arthur, LMFT, LPC, CADC I

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Emotionally Focused Therapy has been my primary modality in working with couples since 2015. I find it a most beneficial therapeutic modality because it enables me to help couples get right down to the root of what's happening in problematic interactions. Using EFT helps me help couples much more quickly because we work with the shared human experience of emotions rather than staying in the story.

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Amanda Best (she/her/hers)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

LMFT-A

If you feel stuck in a negative conflict cycle and as if you cannot break this pattern with your partner, EFT could be for you. We will focus on attachment, emotional safety, and greater emotional intimacy while working from an EFT lens. We will aim to deepen the emotional bond while also catering to your specific relationship structure. I use a socio-culturally attuned approach with using EFT which allows me to translate the theory to queer couples.

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Chris Lehman

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, MS, LPC

I studied and practiced emotionally focused therapy at Portland State University. In my experience I find this approach to be an effective way for a client to change and grow through an authentic relationship with their therapist.

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J.C. Stewart (he/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

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Chelsea Kellogg (she/her/hers)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

M.A. Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy

EFT is used with families, couples and individuals. Sometimes when we're stressed, tired, spread too thin, or triggered we can struggle to connect emotionally with our partners or ourselves. I use both S. Johnson's Emotionally Focused Therapy and L. Greenberg's Emotion Focused Therapy to help make sense of negative cycles of interaction, connect to underlying emotion, balance identity with relationship, and become skillful in both self regulation and co-regulation.

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Lillian Dunham (she/her)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

MA MCFT from Lewis & Clark College

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Robin Magdahlen

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC RDT

Emotionally focused therapy proposes that emotions themselves have an innately adaptive potential that, if activated, can help clients change problematic emotional states or unwanted self-experiences. Emotions themselves do not inhibit the therapeutic process, however learning better coping strategies enables clients to move through old behaviors and patterns into a state of increased well being.

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Couples Clinic of Portland

Licensed Professional Counselor

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Alana Ogilvie (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LMFT, CST

Using an integrated EFT approach I help couples and individuals identify their primary emotions, work through maladaptive responses, and develop empathy and compassion for themselves and others.

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Anchor Within Counseling

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Behavioral Health Office

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Daniel Hofmann (He/Him/His)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MS, LPC, LMHC

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Jordan Curtis (He/him)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA, NCC

In 2022 I began studying emotionally focused therapy (EFT) for couples with Dr. Sue Johnson. I have been working with couples of all walks ever since: pregnant, married, polyamorous, monogamous, trans, queer, non-binary, and asexual couples. In EFT, I work with relationships to: *Identify and step out of subconscious feedback systems *Communicate clearly *Respond more effectively *Work as a team *Increase engagement and availability *Repair relationship injuries & resolve relationship traumas

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Trish Nicholson (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

Board-certified (NCC)

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Bree Koenig (she/her/hers)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

MS Clinical Psychology, San Francisco State University

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Sarah Howeth (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LMFT

Couples and intimate partners all have patterns in the way that they relate based on their early attachment histories. EFT uses present-moment experience to become more aware of these usually unconscious ways of relating and help partners find more connection by communicating more vulnerably and directly to each other. You can view a list of EFT training I have completed here: https://radicalrelatingtherapy.com/background

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Stacey Vallas (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MS

Emotions can illuminate our genuine needs and guide us in fulfilling them. But when our feelings aren't recognized and valued, we learn to respond to life with patterns of emotion that undermine our well being and even mask what we authentically feel. I will support your experiencing and working through of your own emotional patterns to gain clarity about your authentic feelings and needs.

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Midori Ferris Wayne (she/her)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

MA

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Yael Kievsky (she/her/ella)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LMFT

I have advanced training in EFT for working with couples, a compassionate and deeply effective attachment based approach for transforming relationship patterns.

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Emily Palmgren (she/they)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

M.A. Marriage, Couple, Family Therapy

I have completed the Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFCT) Externship through ICEEFT.

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Paula Emerick (she/they)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LMFT

It's not as fluffy as it sounds. I believe in it. It works. But it goes deep. In a nutshell - integrating emotional understanding with intellectual meaning and attending to the body while creating a trusting relationship with me working from the foundation of attachment. Wow. That's quite a sentence, Paula! Or just google it. ;)

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Mary Bruce-Owenby (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LGBTQIA-affirmative couples therapist

I utilize the EFT approach in conjunction with others when working with couples. EFT's tools of engagement and attunement help us to first identify and deescalate negative patterns that have kept the couple isolated from one another, and then restructure and rebuild the trust, strengthening the emotional bond and renewing connection.

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Michael Wilson, MA

Licensed Professional Counselor

I view my therapy through an attachment lens. Attachment lays the groundwork for how we will interpret and process the world around us. Utilizing EFT I examine my clients attachment style, identify mismanaged emotions, and develop healthier strategies of coping with negative emotional experiences.

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Esther Berg (She/her)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

Professional MFT Registered Associate

Trained in emotionally focused therapy, I guide individuals on a journey of self-discovery, healing deep emotional wounds, & boosting self-esteem by looking at how past attachments have shaped your emotional world. We'll explore how your emotions can be harnessed as potent tools for personal growth. With couples & relationships, I assist partners in unraveling how their attachment styles impact their interaction, promoting emotional closeness & healing the scars of attachment-related experiences

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Kimberly Noall (she/her/hers)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, MFT

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Miranda Bayard-Clark, LPC (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

Attachment is one of the key drives all humans need. We learn attachment from our primary caregivers, which is translated to our intimate partners. When we feel emotionally secure and attached, we feel good and safe. When our emotional connections are not validated, we feel threatened. I work with couples understand each other on a primary level, and create strong, secure attachments.

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Kristen Genzano (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC, NCC

I am trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy and use this orientation to inform my work with individuals and couples. Emotions are central to the human experience. By being aware of and expressing our emotions we can more deeply understand ourselves. Deeper self-understanding gives way for more authentic self-expression.

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Jon Fox

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

I use Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) with couples to help clients understand their deeper emotions and needs and communicate them in an effective way to their partners. EFT focuses on our attachment styles, wishes and longings, along with needs important to our personal identity. EFT is one of the most evidence-based, effective modalities to help couples find increased connection, reduce conflict and improve communication.

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Sakura Counseling (She/He/They)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

We have seen the benefits of deep work to heal trauma and various other human concerns. It helps individuals accept, regulate, express, & bring awareness of the complexity of human emotions. Understanding emotions help guides us to our needs or wants.

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Karin Pfeiffer-Robinson (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

M.A., NCC

In my work with clients, and in my own personal journey, I have observed that it is very common to feel overwhelmed and confused by our emotions and to judge them negatively. Developing the ability to recognize, accept, and address our emotions can be the basis of a more grounded and meaningful life.

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Julie Finnell (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

I have completed EFT Externship with Sue Johnson, the creator of the EFT approach for couples therapy.

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Madilyn Long (she/they)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

I believe that emotions are the unsung heroes of unlocking the mind and body connection. They provide a roadmap for how to effectively and efficiently address and process any number of issues that may arise in every day life. By helping my clients to first identify and then work with their emotions rather than resist them, I help them to access healing and growth that may have previously been unknown or unaccessible to them.

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Heather Simpson (she/her)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

MA MFT Associate

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Cat Bice (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW, LICSW

I began learning emotionally focused therapy in 2020 as I was searching for a treatment orientation that better aligned with my growing understanding of the role of attachment needs and trauma in a wide variety of mental health and relationship concerns. I have completed over 100 hours of structured training in EFT with individuals and couples and regularly participate in ongoing educational trainings, consultation, and review of my work as I work towards certification.

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Margot Standeven (she/her/hers)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Masters in Marriage, Couple, & Family Counseling

EFT helps couples recognize and understand the negative cycle that interferes with their communication. With this awareness, less time and energy is spent on regulating negative emotions and protecting individual vulnerabilities. Instead, the partners can turn to each other for comfort and support so as to be resilient and meet life’s challenges

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Sara Eden Gally (they/them)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

MA Couple & Family Therapy

Emotionally Focused therapy, or EFT, is a therapeutic approach that aims to support folks in having the relationships that they want to have. Within this approach I support you and your loved one(s) to identify what is getting in the way of the relationship experience that you want to be having, and help you to find your way towards more trust, closeness, intimacy, and joy together.

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Ayala Parker (she/they)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LMFT

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Jenna Washburn (she / her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA: Mental Health Counseling - Specialization in Addictions

While I also use CBT often, I always pair it with Emotionally Focused Therapy because it allows a more well-rounded approach and links together the cognitive with the emotional spheres of a client's experience.

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Heather Lokteff

Licensed Professional Counselor

Emotion Focused Therapy is an attachment-based therapy that can be used for couples as well as individuals. EFT focuses on becoming more aware of emotions and learning to label, allow, experience, transform, and regulate emotions. For couples, EFT helps to create a more secure bond between partners and shifts interactions and dynamics in a more positive, affirming direction.

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Darin Bergen (he/him)

Clinical Psychologist

PsyD

My Emotion-Focused Therapy (for individuals) training has roots in the beginning of graduate school and it helps with the processing of emotional problems and healing old wounds. EFT has a strong basis in the science of emotion and therapeutic change. I have completed the Level 1 and Level 2 Emotion-Focused Therapy training with Les Greenberg.

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JESSICA VAN DER MERWE (She/Her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, LMHC

EFT focuses on individual emotional states (or lack thereof) as the “barometer” for the one's most important and unresolved issues. According to this form of therapy, emotions are adaptive but can become problematic. EFT works to identify core emotions and beliefs, and transform them to resolve conflict.

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Emily Radcliffe (She/Her)

Marriage and Family Therapist

I believe that emotions make up a powerful part of our inner world and landscapes and I think it's important to value, honor and respect each person's emotional experience. By exploring, getting in touch with, and processing emotions I can help you learn more about yourself, find authenticity in relationships, set boundaries, and develop more self-compassion and resilience.

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Lacey Buckingham (They/Them)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, LMHC

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Sarah Felsted (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA

Externship June 2023

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Dana Fears (she/her/hers)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, NCC

Emotions can shift once they are connected to and extracted into discussion. Through close and careful analysis of the meanings and contributions of emotion to human experience we can deepen our awareness of how emotions teach, communicate, and linger from experiences like early attachment.

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Tori Morrison (she/they)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

MA, LMFT

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Savannah Torkelsen

Professional Counselor Associate

OR license # R7416, WA license # MC61259505

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Julia Perretta (She/Her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

I have completed training in EFT and utilize this modality often with couples in my practice. Using information about attachment/interpersonal neurobiology, we will explore patterns in your relationship and track the "relational dance", identifying emotions that are occurring for each person, and exploring safety in vulnerability to increase connection.

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Abe Hatch

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

This therapeutic approach is based on the notion that emotions act as our internal compass, guiding our actions, informing our desires, and helping us to grow and develop healthy attachments. The focus of therapy is on the regulation of emotions in order to facilitate behavioral change, and EFT helps people gain awareness of and experience their emotions safely within a therapy session.

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Sonia Holdaway (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MS

My approach to counseling is grounded primarily in Emotion-Focused therapy, which encourages exploring and experiencing your emotions in real time in session, to help you connect with, and better articulate, your deeper needs. Many of us can understand our struggles very well on a cognitive level, but have trouble figuring out how to actually feel better. I love that emotion-focused therapy uses in-the-moment, emotional change experiences in session to actually create lasting change.

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Emily Smith (she/her)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

MA

As a MFT associate, I have specific training and experience with working from an Emotionally-Focused Therapy perspective with couples. I will work with you to become aware of the emotional patterns and dynamics of your relationship, help you process reactivity, wounds, and emotional triggers, and guide you in practicing new ways of communicating and relating with your partner.

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Carewell Portland Carewell Portland/Julie Berman (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

Emotionally Focused Therapy helps people understand themselves better so they can make big changes.

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Grace Carter (She/Her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

Emotionally focused therapy, an intervention based on scientific study of adult love and bonding processes in couples, is designed to address distress in the intimate relationships of adults. Strategies from emotionally focused therapy can also be used in family therapy to help family members connect and improve emotional attachment. Couples seeking counseling to improve their relationships may find this method a beneficial approach, as it can help people better understand both their own emotion

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Maria Bonacci (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

I utilize EFT in individual, couples and group work to connect presenting problems with deeper emotional context.

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Melissa Ellsworth

Clinical Psychologist

Ph.D.

EF therapies help with chronic pain, sexual issues, and relationship problems by fostering emotional awareness and expression, as well as identifying and transforming negative patterns, enhancing emotional support and intimacy. In chronic pain treatment, EF therapies reduces stress and emotional roots underlying pain. For sexual issues, it improves communication and emotional connection, enhancing intimacy, strengthens bonds, resolving conflicts, and deepening trust in relationships.

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Cayla Panitz (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

I utilize Emotion Focused Family Therapy to support caregivers who are facilitating mental health recovery of their loved ones.

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Krista Schimmelbusch

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

MA, LMFT Associate

• Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), London, England. • Member, International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT). • Member, Portland Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy (PCEFT).

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Taylor Kravitz (She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

MA, LMFT

Do you find you and your partner(s) are getting stuck in the same argument over and over? You know you both care for each other but neither of you feel heard and seen. Using Emotionally Focused Therapy, I can help you get in touch with your deeper emotions, address your relational conflict cycle, and build safe & emotionally connected relationships.

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Catherine Palmer (She/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MS, LPC, MFT

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Olivia Lewis (She/ Her)

Professional Counselor Associate

Ph.D

Familiarity practicing from this framework.

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Sarah Small

Professional Counselor Associate

MA

Emotions are temporary physical sensations that allow our body to communicate with us. There is no such thing as a 'bad' emotion, but there are plenty that are highly uncomfortable or difficult to manage. Emotions have the power to help us change, heal, and grow. I work with individuals to accurately identify their emotions and understand how to regulate them productively and meaningfully.

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"Paisley" Jen Burrell (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LPC, LMFT

Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) in counseling centers on understanding and addressing emotions as a key to personal growth and relationship improvement. We will explore and validate your feelings, aiming to identify underlying patterns and unmet needs. EFT helps transform negative emotional cycles, fostering healthier ways of expressing and managing emotions. The goal is to create a more secure emotional connection with oneself and others, promoting lasting change and improved relationships.

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Eric Nielson

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

I integrate Emotionally Focused Therapy (or, 'EFT') in my work with couples and with families. I have done training with Sue Johnson, one of the progenitors of EFT, and am engaged in on-going supervision and training in this therapeutic model.

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Alex Bistroi

Licensed Professional Counselor

I completed training in Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) for individuals. I also completed training in EFT for couples.

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Gayle Waitches

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, NCC

Emotion Focused Therapy suggests that our emotional inner life can be our most valuable guide rather than felt as mere states of being. As we allow ourselves to more deeply experience our emotional climate, we can become more intentional, aware and discerning with our life choices.

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Alicia Turgesen (She/Her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

MA, LMFT

Emotionally Focused therapy is centered in attachment. As people, we all crave and deserve secure attachments and relationships. In therapy, we work to rebuild those secure bonds.

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Leslie Jones

Licensed Professional Counselor

I have formal training in Emotionally-Focused Therapy. This modality has enhanced my ability to help clients see the foundational causes of the emotion that comes to the surface; the root cause is able to be addressed and remedied. I have been able to apply this theory to all of the clinical work I do.

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Sarah Hardin

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

What feelings underlie your behaviors and your ways of relating to others? This approach helps you identify your core emotional needs and learn ways to express those to others. EFT works wonderfully with individuals, couples, and families alike to deepen connection and fine-tune communication skills. I excel at helping folks uncover the feelings that are often difficult to name.

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Nicole Kammerlocher (she/her/hers)

Professional Counselor Associate

Emotionally Focused Therapy is based in attachment theory and focuses on recognizing how we experience our emotions, what we do with them, and how we can connect more effectively and fully with our partners.

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Richard Marshall

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

M.A., LMFT

Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) is an evidence-based treatment, and together with Relational Life Therapy (RLT), is the therapeutic model I most commonly use with couples. Its power comes from its ability to tap into people's primal need for a close attachment bond to others. It helps people express their softer, more vulnerable emotions with the aim of increasing connection and closeness to others.

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Mira Shah, LPC, ATR, LAT (she/her)

Art Therapist

LPC, LAT, ATR

Emotionally Focused Therapy is rooted in the theory that as humans, we all need secure attachment and healthy relationship. We work to rebuild those secure bonds by helping clients learn to recognize their emotions and feel them in a safe and validating way. I will support your work to recognize the emotional patterns we get into when our relational needs aren't met and grow healthy tools to break the pattern.

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Renee Fitzpatrick (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LMHC, LPC, CST

Emotionally-Focused therapy (EFT) is a form of therapy that focuses on the value of engaging in emotional experiencing in the present moment. EFT believes that a safe, clarifying and meaningful connective experience has the power to heal and transform our senses of self and intimate relationships.

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Sharon Hale (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

MA

I am certified in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy

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Josh Clark (he/him)

Clinical Psychologist

PhD, ABPP-CN

Emotion-Focused therapy, or EFT, can help you identify, utilize, and process emotions. Suffering comes when we encounter distressing emotions but try to resist or avoid them rather than accept and feel them fully. With EFT, I help patients learn to recognize their emotions and feel them in a safe and validating way.

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Tever Nickerson

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

I have done extensive training in emotionally-focused therapy for both individuals and couples. I believe EFT work gets to the heart of people's pain by examining how maladaptive emotions get in the way of our health and happiness. EFT allows us to work on shifting less helpful feelings and responses to allow room for more adaptive emotions.

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Arah Erickson (she/her/hers)

Professional Counselor Associate

MS, NCC, LPC-A

I often work from an Emotion Focused Therapy perspective. Through this approach, we work together to deepen awareness of emotions, feelings and experiences that might be getting in your way, or making you feel stuck. Exploring these emotions in a safe space with deep compassion, can often be very meaningful and freeing, allowing for new insights and renewed sense of grounding, and peace in how you want to be in the world.

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