connect with ACEFT

Atlanta is home to a thriving community of therapists practicing Emotionally Focused Therapy, a respectful, warm and proven method of helping couples and families resolve conflict and build closer, more connected relationships. The Atlanta Center for EFT is dedicated to providing on-going training and support for therapists seeking to learn this model of therapy and to connecting couples and families seeking help with an EFT trained therapist. Click on a link to the right to learn more.



Michael Barnett, Ed.S., LPC, and the Atlanta Center for EFT offer ICEEFT approved training programs, including the introductory level Externship and advanced Core Skills trainings, in several cities. Click one of the links below to learn more or register for an event.



The first step to becoming an Emotionally Focused Therapist is to attend a 4-day Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy.  This initial training event is a pre-requisite for most other EFT trainings and the first step toward certification in EFT.



Supervision in EFT is designed to support therapists as they're learning the model and is one of the requirements for certification. Both individual and group supervisions in EFT is offered by ACEFT members who are ICEEFT Certified Trainers an approved Supervisor Candidates.

core skills training

Core Skills Training is a small group experience designed to broaden the clinical skill sets associated with each of the nine steps in the EFT therapy process. Core Skills allows participants to deepen their understanding and engagement with the skill set of each segment of the series through hands-on, individualized guidance from the EFT Trainers.



At least once a year, ACEFT brings in EFT trainers from around the globe to offer master classes in special or advanced topics. Past topics have included Emotionally Focused Family Therapy and working with couples impacted by trauma.                                       

"In EFT we don't heal relationships.  We create relationships that heal."
Sue Johnson, Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love

EFT for couples


EFT trained therapists

Looking to heal or strengthen a relationship that's causing pain? An EFT trained therapist can work with you to help you find your way back to each other and build a safer, more secure partnership.


workshops for couples

Are you and your partner ready to deepen your connection? Attend a Hold Me Tight ® workshop to learn more about how you disconnect and ways to reconnect and grow closer.


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We support each other in learning and deepening our skills in Emotionally Focused Therapy and have fun together along the way! 

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Love EFTand want to do more? There are many ways to become part ofthe EFT community in Atlanta.