Our Mission:

  • Link  clients in Orange County with competent EFT therapists
  • Promote the learning and practice of EFT
  • Foster collegiality and support among our members
  • Assist members in gaining Certification
  • Publicize the value of EFT to our growing OC community

If you are a client looking for a therapist to help you make positive changes  in your own relationship, you’ve come to the right place.  Our wish for you is a successful, healing journey!    Find a Therapist Now

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Monthly OCCEFT Meeting:

To support therapists in learning and practicing EFT, OCCEFT holds a general meeting most months on the first Friday or Saturday of the month. All are welcome! (Please see our Events page for details).

Other EFT Growth Opportunities:

Training through the Los Angeles Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy (LACEFT):

The Road to Certification in EFT

March 1 @ 9:00 am4:00 pm

Presented by Dr. Nancy Gardner and Dr. Silvina Irwin

The path to certification is often fraught with questions, where even therapists skilled in EFT are unclear on what is required for their work to be considered sufficient for certification in EFT. This workshop will help attendees understand and practice what they are required to demonstrate in order to become a Certified EFT Therapist. The workshop is intended for therapists who have attended a Four-Day Externship, a Core Skills Series, video-tape their sessions and have had some individual supervision in EFT. The presenters will outline the components of good EFT work, and will show examples of therapy session clips that have met certification requirements. The session will include time to practice outlining the negative cycle with couples, and helping couples deepen and share attachment related emotions. In the afternoon session, the presenters will break the attendees into small groups and review and discuss participants’ therapy clips. Small group discussion of individual participant’s blocks in the certification process will be discussed.


Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis
10780 Santa Monica Boulevard, 3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90025.

For information about other EFT growth opportunities, please see our Events for Therapists page.

New! Free Couples Therapy Group

Dr. Ben Culhane is offering a free group on Tuesday evenings in Newport Beach, for couples in long-term committed relationships who love each other and want more from their relationship. Please see our Events for Clients page for details.



OC Community for Emotionally Focused Therapy