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

If you are a therapist looking for a method  of integrating Attachment Theory with over 20 years of scientific research validating its efficacy,  join us in our quest to provide Orange County with well trained therapists in Dr.  Sue Johnson’s Emotionally Focused Therapy.    JOIN NOW

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 Stage 2 Change Events of EFT (Johnson, 2004) are the heart of the model. Each partner’s change event deepens from Stage 1 to re-structure the couple’s bond (Stage 2 goal). You will learn the interventions needed to re-engage the withdrawing partner and soften the pursuing partner and the research and rationale behind the interventions and process of change. The Experiencing Scale (Klein, Mathieu, Gendlin & Kiesler, 1969) will be taught to inform your clinical decisions.

Exploring the stage 2 change events (Withdrawer Reengagement & Pursuer Softening) including the essential skills needed to help your couples re-structure their bonds. Through teaching, videos, and exercises, the presenters will help you learn how to heighten each partner’s emotions, when to incorporate “parts” work including View of Self and View of Other, and how to help each partner complete the risk, reach, and respond that is vital to successfully shifting their interactional pattern. Since completing both change events can be a challenge, self-of-the-therapist issues will also be explored.

This training, based on eight Task Analysis studies of the two Stage 2 Change Events of EFT, is for the advanced EFT clinician since it extends the theory and practice of EFT. By combining the research on the practice of these Stage 2 Change Events with actual clinical cases, this training provides a deep dive into Stage 2 of EFT.


The Olympic Collection
11301 Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90064

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