Our Mission

We are a group of mental health providers who practice and study Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for individuals, couples, & families.

We believe in the transformative power of connection for the healing of relationships and communities.

Here in Western Colorado, we foster:

  • The growth of EFT therapists

  • Community through education & training

  • High quality and effective services through outcomes based practices

  • Connection to each other and our unique natural surrounding


Who We Are: Board of Directors

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Karen Nadon

Garfield County Region

Wendy Gaylord
Carbondale Region

Anne Nickamin
Carbondale Region

Josh Downs

Grand Junction Region

What is Emotionally Focused Therapy?  And why it matters.

"Relationship distress is the single most common reason for seeking therapy. It undermines family functioning and is strongly associated with depression, anxiety disorders, and alcoholism.  EFT for couples offers a comprehensive theory of adult love and attachment, as well as a process for healing distressed relationships. EFT recognizes that relationship distress results from a perceived threat to basic adult needs for safety, security, and closeness in intimate relationships.  This experiential/systemic therapy focuses on helping partners restructure the emotional responses that maintain their negative patterns of interaction. Through a series of nine steps, the therapist leads the couple away from conflict deadlock into new bonding patterns. Over the past 30 years, Sue Johnson and her colleagues have developed and rigorously researched this short-term approach in couples therapy.  It is now one of the best delineated and empirically validated approaches in the field of couples therapy."

- Quoted from brochure produced by International Centre For Excellence In Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT).

Learn more about ICCEFT here