Congratulations to Our Latest EFT Externship Graduates!

Congratulations to all the resilient and adaptable EFT-trained clinicians who recently finished their Externship with Trainers, Silvina Irwin & Michael Barnett, online! We are so excited to welcome you into our community!   Click here to view our Facebook post and congratulate our new EFT Therapists-in-Training!

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[Member Announcement] Yamonte Cooper is now a Certified EFT Supervisor!

LACEFT is excited to celebrate another ICEEFT Certified Supervisor in our community, Dr. Yamonte Cooper! Dr. Yamonte Cooper is a Professor of Counseling at El Camino College, adjunct Professor of Clinical Psychology at Antioch University, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), National Certified Counselor (NCC), ICEEFT Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist (EFT) & Supervisor, Certified Gottman Therapist, and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist (CST). He specializes in working with couples, trauma, sexual dysfunctions, gender & sexual identity, depression ...

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[Member Announcement] Terry Higgins is now a Certified EFT Supervisor!

LACEFT is proud to celebrate another new ICEEFT Certified Supervisor in our community, Dr. Terry Higgins!!! ⁣ Dr. Higgins is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who received her Ph.D. from USC, and also holds an MBA from Claremont University. Additionally, she has advanced training in Leadership; Communications; Stress/Anger management; and Bible Studies. She specializes in EFT marital therapy, including Christian-based therapy. Dr. Higgins is the self-published author of “God’s Psychology: Mental Health Jesus’ Way - How to overcome the Deceptions in Your ...

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ICEEFT Update: Our Stance on Diversity

At the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) we are dedicated to developing secure, resilient individuals and successful trusting relationships between partners and within families across the globe. As such, we stand against all forms of racism and discrimination and stand in support of the Black community. With new eyes, we condemn the abhorrent impact of systemic racism in our world, our societies, and in our own organization. We are committed to listening, learning and growing, so that we can better embody our values of inclusion, ...

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Congratulations to all the therapists who completed core skills with EFT Trainer Nancy Gardner!

Congratulations to all the therapists who just completed their core skills journey with EFT Trainer Nancy Gardner! What a tight-knit, hard working, supportive group this was!  Each member of the group grew in their comfort with the EFT model and in their competence in doing EFT with their clients.  Thank you Karen Martin Fiedler, Anne Crile, Laura Depp, Michelle Kim and Haleigh Scherma for volunteering your time, expertise, and caring as you helped them throughout this series. While Zoom is not ideal, we are so thankful for their adaptivity and patience to seamlessly ...

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[Member Announcement] Haleigh Scherma is now a Certified EFT Supervisor!

LACEFT is proud to celebrate that Haleigh Scherma is now a Certified EFT Supervisor! Haleigh Scherma is an LPCC working in private practice, Cycles Couples Counseling, in West Los Angeles. She enjoys working with couples struggling with anger and tough cookie clients. Haleigh moved here from Denver, CO in August and is now actively involved in the LACEFT community. She currently holds a position as part of the LACEFT board. In her announcement about Haleigh's certification, Misti Klarenbeek-McKenna says, "Haleigh has an energy and thirst for learning this model that ...

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[Member Announcement] Anne Crile is a Certified EFT Therapist!

Congratulations is Due to Anne Crile By Nancy Gardner Please join together in celebrating that Anne Crile, LMFT, is now a Certified EFT therapist!!! In his announcement about Anne’s certification, Jim Furrow says  “A steady, deep, compassionate presence - Anne provides the kind of safe haven that couples count on to find safe passage through the storms of life… Anne's hard work and dedication is reflected in a clarity and depth that I find inspiring and transformative to those she serves.” Gail Palmer noted in her review of Anne's certification tapes ...

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Welcome New Board Member Haleigh Scherma!

LACEFT is proud to introduce one of our newest board members, Haleigh Scherma! Haleigh will be serving as the Event Promotion Committee Chair. Her position is aimed at promoting the attendance at LACEFT events and connecting members in the community to the organization. If you’ve seen any new social media for LACEFT, here’s the face behind it. 👩🏼‍💻 Haleigh Scherma is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, dual licensed in the states of California and Colorado. Haleigh is certified in EFT and now an EFT supervisor-in-training. She was ...

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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 ...

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[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 ...

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