George is a highly respected and beloved Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Trainer and Supervisor. He merges his background as a retired Lieutenant of the NYC Fire Department and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (in NY & CT), as he embodies the calm, precise & strategic approach of a first responder and the mindful, compassionate and nuanced manner of a seasoned clinician. George was trained by the leaders of couples therapy, including Susan Johnson, John Gottman & Harville Hendrix, as he worked front-line to help support and heal families in the profound aftermath of 9/11. George’s down-to-earth, accessible style paired with his masterful precision in articulating and demonstrating the micro-moves of therapy are just some of the reasons that he is uniquely qualified and highly sought after as a Supervisor and Trainer.
George is an Approved Supervisor for the American Association Of Marriage & Family Therapists (AAMFT), Founder and President of the New York Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy (NYCEFT), Director of Training at the Center for Hope and Renewal in Greenwich, CT, Board Member of the Porter Cason Institute for the Family at Tulane University in New Orleans, and teaches courses at The Ackerman Institute in New York City.
He specializes in trauma, family therapy (EFFT), and self-of-therapist issues. He is committed to bringing EFT to first responders and underprivileged families, and hopes his co-authored books True Connection, Sacred Stress and Emotionally Focused Family Therapy and his podcast, Foreplay, contribute to a movement to making our world a more secure place.
Ryan Rana, Ph.D.
is a LMFT, LPC, Certified EFT Supervisor and Trainer. As a former counseling/marriage and family faculty member, did his training in Emotionally Focused Therapy with Dr. Sue Johnson and George Faller. With years of experience practicing and supervising EFT, Ryan was designated an ICEEFT certified Trainer by Sue Johnson. Ryan is the founder and current president of the Arkansas EFT Center. Additionally, Ryan and his wife Anne co-founded The Joshua Center in Arkansas, where he has has a private practice and is the Executive Director. His clinical practice specializes in work with couples, sexuality, anxiety, depression, traumatic stress and other areas. He also does EFT intensives with couples and speaks to organizations regularly on topics such as leadership, strategic organizational tactics/crisis, and a myriad of applications of Attachment theory/Bonding Science. Before being a therapist, Ryan was a college athlete (baseball) and served as a pitching coach at the collegiate level. Ryan also spends significant time studying military history and training processes; particularly how it relates to the process of strategies of change and healing in therapy and leadership.
Chad Imhoff, PH.D., LPC, LMFT
Dr. Chad Imhoff is an EFT Certified Therapist, EFT Supervisor, Arkansas Board Certified Supervisor and the director of the Arkansas EFT Community in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He has been a vital part of the growth of Emotionally Focused Therapy in Arkansas since 2013 where he has accumulated over 600 hours of EFT Training and has been a facilitator in over 30 EFT Trainings around the country. In 2017, the Arkansas Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy was established and Dr. Imhoff was named the Director. As current Director of ARCEFT, Dr. Imhoff continues to develop and facilitate EFT trainings held in Arkansas. Additionally, Dr. Imhoff serves as a mentor and colleague to over thirty staff members at The Joshua Center in Fayetteville where he serves as Therapist and Clinical Coordinator. In 2019, Dr. Imhoff completed his Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Arkansas with his dissertation focus on ‘The Effectiveness of Created for Connection,’ which is an adaptation of the ‘Hold Me Tight’ program developed by two prominent experts in the field of psychotherapy, exclusively EFT, Dr. Sue Johnson and Kenneth Sanderfer. Chad and his wife, Angela, are sought out, professional leaders in the local community where they hold regular Created for Connection workshop weekends and dominate these workshops with their authenticity and their vision for secure relationship, their passion for relational transformation, and their purpose for seeing healing and change happen among individuals and couples. Dr. Imhoff is passionate about helping therapists develop in EFT, guiding clients to experience a difference in their relationship, supervising future counselors for leadership in the field, and above all, is a devoted husband and father. Dr. Imhoff currently resides in Fayetteville, Arkansas with his wife, Angela, and their daughter.
Dina Harth, Ph.D.
Dina H. Harth, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist and Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist and Supervisor. She has been in private practice working with individuals and couples in the Philadelphia area since 2001. Dr. Harth completed clinical trainings at Harvard Medical School and University of Pennsylvania hospitals, and also has advanced training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and other Mindfulness-based approaches. She specializes in couples therapy and relationship issues, mindfulness, health psychology/behavioral medicine, grief & loss, coping with life stage issues and transitions, and anxiety. In addition to her clinical practice and supervision, she provides research and statistical consulting to students, academicians and corporations, creates videos focused on training therapists, building connections and depicting memoirs, and is completing a Mindfulness Meditation Teacher certification. She also co-authored multiple peer-reviewed articles and a book with Guilford Press.
“I am passionate about working with individuals and couples to help them cope with life stressors and relationship issues in all life stages. And I have a special interest in integrating the practice of mindfulness in relationships. I am committed to using my training and experience to help others be more present, authentic and fulfilled in their relationships and their lives, and to help therapists be more mindful, focused and efficient in their work. And I am inspired by using videography and other creative ways to train therapists to be more effective with their clients and to portray the power of human connection.”
Carla Rather is a Certified EFT Therapist & Supervisor. She is the founder of The EFT Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit counseling center with multiple locations in Southern California. Their aim is to advance the EFT relational mission, with emphasis on societal level repair in the form of diversity advancement and EFT accessibility for second language speaking consumers.
Carla’s passion is striving to model the EFT model as a fellow human, beyond the therapy room.
Prior to being a therapist, Carla was a civilian contractor for the US Army and U.S. Air Force. She is married to Tyler, her life-mate.
Anabelle Bugatti, Ph.D., LMFT
In addition to her successful private practice, as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Anabelle Bugatti, “Dr Belle” is the host of the We Heart Therapy show for Therapists, EFT Talk. Dr. Belle is releasing her second book Using Relentless Empathy to connect with Challenging and Difficult Clients, in the Fall of 2020, and has been a guest on in several television shows, including New York’s Fox News’ Good Day Street Talk. Dr. Belle is a well loved and regular expert on relationships, love after divorce, and the intersection of politics and mental health on radio, podcasts and written media and is the President of Southern Nevada Community for Emotionally Focused Therapy.
Dr. Belle completed her PhD in Couples Therapy at Northcentral University, and her masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in New York at Long Island University CW Post. She is highly and extensively trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy, and is an ICEEFT certified EFT Supervisor and Therapist.
Dr. Belle was raised in a small town in San Bernardino County, California, has resided in Brooklyn, New York and currently lives in Las Vegas, NV. She became passionate about helping people heal from divorce and find love again after her first marriage to her high school sweetheart unexpectedly ended in divorce. She is happily remarried to a wonderful husband and they live in Las Vegas, NV.
Anabelle Bugatti’s Latest Book
This book offers practical tools and tips to help ANY mental health specialist across all modalities of counseling work more effectively & more comfortably with their most challenging clients.
By illustrating the power of empathic responsiveness coupled with attachment science and interventions, the author goes straight to the heart of helping clinicians build strong therapeutic alliances with even the most difficult clients. Move away from pathological diagnostic labels toward engaging with people in their distress.
This is a valuable resource to anyone in a helping profession, teaching them to effectively use their most valuable instrument—themselves—by harnessing the power of relentless empathy to shape relationships inside their practice & their everyday lives as well.
James L. Hawkins II, Ph.D.
is a Licensed Professional Counselor with 11 years of experience. He completed his Masters in Marriage and Family Counseling, and Ph.D. in Psychology and Counseling from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. James is a Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist and Supervisor (in training). Dr. Hawkins’ passion is to help people flourish in relationships ranging from marriage & family to organizational health, and community race relationships. Currently, James serves as a clinical director and therapist for the Joshua Center.
James’s Website & Podcasts
Stephanie Fry, LAC, LAMFT
Stephanie Fry is an attachment therapist founded on adult bonding science and is relentless toward her pursuit of the exceptional. She is an ICEEFT Certified EFT Therapist and is devoted to supporting other therapists reach their highest professional potential through multiple platforms.
Her latest projects include EFT Consultant, Event Coordinator for the Arkansas EFT Center (ARCEFT), ARCEFT Facilitator, ARCEFT Facilitator Coordinator and contributor to Success In Vulnerability’s content and web design.
Angela Imhoff is the Ministry Leader for Celebrate Recovery at New Heights Church. She received her Master’s degree from JBU in Marriage and Family Therapy and is a Certified Life Coach. Angela is a speaker and encourager who strives toward helping others live emotionally healthier lives.
Angela graduated from California State University with a BS in Film Production. She worked in the feature film creative department at DreamWorks, The Donner’s Company, and Morgan Creek Productions. She has extensive experience producing and editing and is now the primary film editor for Success In Vulnerability. Angela is excited to merge two of her passions, therapy and film editing, by bringing this interactive training to therapists.
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