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Exploring Emotionally Focused Therapy For Individual & Couples Counseling

Humans are emotionally bonding creatures. Our feelings influence all of our choices and drive us toward other humans for safety and connection. We thrive when our emotional needs are met and we feel secure inside and with others, and we flounder, struggle, and become depressed, anxious, or traumatized in the absence of a secure attachment connection.

Emotionally-focused therapy is considered one the most effective therapy models for individuals, couples and families because it helps us understand our emotions, identify negative patterns, and heal old wounds that cause depression, anxiety, stress and unhappiness. By creating more security within and between you and your loved ones, EFT helps you establish meaningful, long-lasting relationships, feel safer in your sense of self, and learn to cope with life's challenges in a healthy way.

What's the difference between EFT for couples and other cognitive approaches to couples therapy?

Couples go from distress to resolution with EFT.
Show long-lasting improvement, even years after therapy.


Less than one-third of couples go from distress to resolution.
Show improvement, though gains tend to drop off after 6 months.

"We loved working with Dr. Carol. She had a way of creating a very safe place for us to explore our relationship and our more vulnerable needs and feelings. She skillfully led us to rediscover a love and trust we once had! Our time and financial investment proved to be successful in every way."

Don and Julie S.

"I found that what Dr. Carol offered had a more powerful impact on my life than previous therapeutic approaches I had engaged in. Her coaching blended with therapy approach was collaborative and empowering!"

Megan L.

“Dr. Conrad is very professional and compassionate. We work together as a team and she has helped me heal in ways I never thought possible. As a result of therapy, I am able to enjoy life to its fullest. I highly recommend Dr. Conrad as a therapist!”  

A Happy Client

“I cannot say enough positive things about Dr. Conrad and her therapy practice. Without her I was at the edge of a cliff, unable to get my husband to see me and therefore destined for suicide or divorce. Because of her love, patience, skill, and professionalism (and our hard work) we now have a happy, healthy marriage. We can talk together about challenges we face and hurts we experience. How can I put a value on my marriage? Time, money, and hard work are all hard to come by. Find them. I am confident that if both partners want it, a happy marriage is within reach with Dr. Conrad’s help!"

A Successful Couple

“Dr. Conrad is very professional and compassionate. We worked together as a team and she helped me heal in ways I never thought possible. As a result of therapy I am able to enjoy life to its fullest. I highly recommend Dr. Conrad.” 

A Satisfied Client

“For decades I have struggled with anxiety, anger and exhaustion. After receiving EFT counseling services from Carol and Amanda, I am now at a happy, healthy, and peaceful place in my life. Thank you ladies for your support!”

A Happy Client

"We simply can’t recommend working with Dr. Carol enough! Our marriage had been struggling for a long time, and we went into counseling skeptical (but hopeful) that things could be different. After the Hold Me Tight workshop and hard work together with Carol, we are happier in our relationship, closer than we thought possible, and even better parents. We are eternally grateful to Dr. Carol and EFT; we know the tools we learned have saved our marriage!"

Grateful Couple

"I am truly grateful for Brenda and her ability to help me see myself, heal my wounded self and bring my authentic self to life. She listens and also teaches. She has helped me learn how to break free from unhealthy patterns to find new pathways that bring the truth to light."

Healed Client


Dr. Carol Ann Conrad Licensed Psychologist
Certified EFT Therapist & Supervisor

For over two decades, Dr. Conrad has been dedicated to helping her clients find greater security and connection by using the most advanced, evidenced-based, therapeutic model available: emotionally focused therapy for couples, individuals and families. In addition to providing EFT therapy services, Dr. Conrad has created the region's leading training and research institute for therapists in training using EFT. Each student intern is supervised closely by Dr. Conrad and trained extensively in using emotionally focused therapy for individuals, couples, and families. Dr. Conrad is also the founder and lead community builder of the Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho Community for EFT.

  • 20+ Years of Experience

  • Certified EFT Therapist & Supervisor

Master's of Counseling

Student Intern
Master's of Counseling

Licensed Mental Health
Counselor Associate

Student Intern
Doctorate of Clinical Psychology

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Hold Me Tight® A Workshop for Married Couples

Hold Me Tight® Tri-Cities is an interactive retreat for couples who want to strengthen their bond, deepen their intimacy, and work through tough points in their relationship. 

  • Understand how your inner dialogue affects your connection to your partner

  • Heal and repair old relationship hurts and arguments

  • Learn new ways to communicate your feelings, hurts, and needs

  • Deepen your emotional and physical intimacy

Backed by Science

New research backs up the efficacy of this psychoeducational program for couples:

University of Ottowa
Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy
Family Process