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[Member Announcement] Ellen Klavan is a Certified EFT Therapist!

Congratulations to our LACEFT member, Ellen Klavan, for becoming a Certified EFT therapist this week!! Ellen is a licensed Marriage Family Therapist. Before becoming a therapist, while raising her children, she wrote books and articles about work and family life, specializing in parenting. She attended graduate school in Santa Barbara and began her first private practice there in 2007. Looking for a way to enhance her effectiveness with couples, she was drawn to the integrity and humanism of EFT. Ellen moved to Los Angeles in 2015 where she found a welcoming and kind community of peers at LACEFT—no coincidence with a model that emphasizes care and ...

[Member Announcement] Ossi Pace is a Certified EFT Therapist!

Congratulations to our LACEFT member, Ossi Pace, for becoming a Certified EFT therapist this year!! Ossi Pace, M.A., is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. Ossi holds her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and her Bachelor’s Degree in History at UCLA. She is also extensively trained in EMDR. She works with both couples and individuals at her practice in Beverly Hills. EFT has fundamentally changed the way she works with clients. Ossi feels EFT is an amazingly powerful approach to helping couples heal their relationships by learning new ways for communicating and resolving deep ...

[Member Announcement] Dr. Yamonte Cooper is a Certified EFT Therapist!

Congratulations to our LACEFT member, Dr. Yamonte Cooper for becoming a Certified EFT therapist this year!! Dr. Yamonte Cooper is a Professor of Counseling at El Camino College, adjunct Assistant Professor of School Counseling at USC, adjunct Professor of Clinical Psychology at Antioch University, LPCC, NCC, Certified Gottman Therapist, and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist (CST). He specializes in working with couples, trauma, sexual dysfunctions, gender & sexual identity, depression & anxiety, bipolar disorder, personality issues, grief, and other mental health problems. He is also the author of the upcoming book The Impacts of Racism and ...

[Member Announcement] Suzanne Baron, LMFT, is a Certified EFT Therapist!

Congratulations to our LACEFT member, Suzanne Baron, for becoming a Certified EFT therapist this year!!  Suzanne is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in San Luis Obispo. She works with individual adults and couples and has a background in working with addictions and helping family members of those struggling with addictions. While she has done couple therapy throughout her career, EFT training has given her renewed energy and passion in her work with couples. Suzanne has volunteered at numerous trainings including Externships, Core Skills, and Hold Me Tight workshops. She is grateful for the community and training ...

[Member Announcement] Dr. Lisa Blum is a Certified EFT Supervisor!

Congratulations to one of our very own board members, Dr. Lisa Blum for becoming a Certified EFT Supervisor this year! Lisa is a psychologist in private practice in Pasadena and West Hollywood, where she works with both gay and straight clients in individual, couples, and family therapy. Lisa also has a specialty in community psychology and prevention-oriented programming. Dr. Blum is co-founder of the EFT Resource Center, a home for EFT-informed workshops for couples and a training site for practitioners interested in developing their EFT skills. In collaboration with Dr. Silvina Irwin and Kristina Jackson, MFT, she is creating an EFT-based organiz...

Yamonte Cooper, EdD, LPCC, NCC, CST, is a Certified EFT Therapist

I had the privilege of working with Yamonte in Core Skills in 2016 and 2017. He immediately took to the EFT model, which is a great fit for his gentle soul and his warm, tender, attuned and compassionate presence. One of his EFT supervisors, Jean Shirkoff, talked about Yamonte in the following way: “He has a deep understanding of the importance of attachment, and he has experience and comfort working with diverse populations which can be challenging as a person learns a complex model of therapy because there are so many details to keep track of. This never seemed to phase Yamonte and he honed the interventions and worked diligently on learning ...

Karen Shore Elected President of The Board of LACEFT

LACEFT is so pleased to announce that Karen Shore, PhD, ABPP, has been elected President of The board of LACEFT. Dr. Shore is a Clinical Psychologist with post-doctoral diplomas in psychoanalysis, couples therapy and group therapy. Her doctorate and the three post-doctoral diplomas were received from the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University on Long Island. In addition, she became Board Certified in Group Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) in 2011. Before moving to Los Angeles in 2004, she worked at the V.A. on Long Island and in private practice for 16 years. She was introduced to ...