Celebrate Change, Expansion & Inclusivity – with GCCEFT’s name change to Carolina Center for EFT.

The name change reflects our expansion through North and South Carolina
— a growing and vibrant center of EFT therapists in the Carolinas.

We welcome you to browse our site for information about Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), upcoming EFT training opportunities and contact information of local EFT therapists.

Upcoming Events

Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy

UNC Greensboro

November 18-19, 2016

EFT: Transforming Relationships from Distress to Secure Bonds

Introductory Workshop
Cary, NC September 16, 2016

Core Skills in EFT for Couples Training

Core skills session filled.
Waiting list only

Next Externship planned for May 2017.


Congratulations! Dr. Sue Johnson awarded Order of Canada

Love Sense video

Watch the Love Sense video where Drs. Sue Johnson and Ed Tronick collaborate to show we need secure emotional connections from the cradle to the grave! The same attachment processes occur between adults as between parent and infant.

Creating Connections

Training in Emotionally Focused Therapy

The Carolina Charlotte Center for EFT provides training to mental health professionals in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples. Located in central NC, our center serves the training needs of therapists in North and South Carolina. The training we offer is recognized by the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT), directed by Dr. Sue Johnson, and can be applied toward becoming a Certified EFT Therapist.

Therapists with EFT training, on the advisory board include: Susan Morrow, Felicia Friesen, Lucille Keenan, Maria Wood, Lynne Hefetz, and David Von Kohorn.

Join the Love Revolution! Read the scientific evidence for romantic love as an attachment bond and as an ordered and logical recipe for survival. This book will change the way you think about love, illustrating from scientific research the physiological and psychological benefits of secure love.

Love Sense: The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships by Sue Johnson

Click to order your copy.

Read the review of "Love Sense: The revolutionary new science of romantic relationships" by Sue Johnson, written by Lorrie Brubacher, M Ed., LMFT and Daniel Perlman, Ph.D.

Past Externship participant comments include:

“This was a very beneficial training. It will absolutely make a difference in my work."

“Thanks for bringing the material to life and presenting in a way which placed participants needs in the forefront. I feel like I’m walking away with something I can begin using immediately.”

“Lorrie is an amazing teacher. I loved all the variety of teaching, practice and video/live sessions.”

“Lorrie is an expert in this model and presents difficult concepts clearly and coherently. I would recommend this seminar to anyone.”

“Thank you for the opportunity for this training in Charlotte! Really enjoyed it, learned so much and look forward to continue to learn EFT.”

Strengths of the training:

“Lorrie’s patient, up close, competent style; a very effective teacher – calm, clear, and an amazingly present clinician.”

Live [couple therapy] sessions: “a great help to see the process from beginning to end. Lorrie was amazing and masterful.”

“The coordinators did an amazing job of making the externship a pleasant experience.”

“Food was wonderful; breaks were thoughtfully planned.”

Referrals to EFT Therapists

Our Center provides a referral base of therapists in North and South Carolina who are trained in EFT.

Carolina EFT Mission Statement

The mission of Carolina EFT is to create connections between therapists who want to use an empirically validated therapy model that can create lasting, loving bonds between couples and in families. Our goals:

Philosophy of Carolina EFT


We share the philosophy of International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT):

“We adhere to the philosophy that relationships are at the core of human experience. Research indicates that emotionally fulfilling relationships are integral components of mental and physical health, and that emotionally focused interventions have the power to establish and re-create supportive bonds among individuals. We are therefore dedicated to the understanding and enhancement of couple and family relationships through an emphasis on emotions and their interpersonal impact. We believe that all people can maximize their potential given a nurturing social environment, which we endeavor to foster in our work with clients.”

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in the Carolinas and news in Emotionally Focused Therapy!