Events for Clients

Events for Clients

The following events are offered by other organizations or individual practitioners, not by OCCEFT. Please contact the organization or individual offering the group for any questions about content or participation.

Free Couples Therapy Group in Newport Beach

This free group is designed for couples who love each other and want more from their relationship. It is ideal for those in long-term committed relationships whether living together or separately, married or unmarried. This group is dedicated to strengthening the love between both partners, developing key skills for effective communication, increasing fun and happiness, and helping couples connect and grow—together.

The group is lead by Dr. Ben Culhane, a licensed psychologist who specializes in working with couples. He has earned his masters degree in education and doctorate degree in pscyhology. His private practice is in Newport Beach. For more information click here for a flyer, call 909-285-4263, or visit

WHEN: Tuesdays from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Hold Me Tight® Couples Workshop

Betsy Walli and Bahar Delaram offer Hold Me Tight® Workshops several times a year. For more information, or to join the interest list for future workshops, please visit, or contact Betsy or Bahar: 
Betsy Walli, MS, LMFT, (310) 504-1893,
Bahar Delaram, MA, MFTI, (714) 599-4050,

Some comments from participants in their workshop:

“Coming in I was super scared and uneasy of what would be expected from me. But after going through it, I absolutely recommend it. It opened me up and I learned a lot.”

“I attended this workshop early in my present relationship, as a way to proactively protect and nurture my relationship. I found this very valuable, particularly identifying raw spots.”

“This was an amazing experience – incredible approach to strengthening a significant relationship. So glad I was able to attend with my fiancé. Gave us tools to use for a better life.”

“The workshop surpassed all my expectations. I was worried that bringing up feelings and issues might harm my relationship. But with the tools I learned to use, it felt very safe, and the conversations between my partner and me were well received on both sides and brought us closer together.”

OC Community for Emotionally Focused Therapy