Laura & Michelle’s EFT Supervision
If you love EFT and struggle with feeling stuck and wondering if you’ll ever get it right, then you’ve come to the right place. Learning EFT is hard.
Let Go Let EFT is here to make sure none of us are alone in this journey to help our clients have more security and connection in their lives. We want to shine a light on the harder, darker parts of the path. Fear and struggle are part of the process.
It’s like you’re in the process of climbing up a big mountain that has lots of dangerous places on it. While there are beautiful vistas, there are also obstacles and challenges along the path.
Our job is to keep a careful eye on your progress and warn you of the places where you might slip or hurt yourself. We even make suggestions about the best way through the rough places.
We’re not able to do this because we’ve already climbed your mountain. We are not standing at the top of your mountain, looking down at you. If we’re able to help you climb your mountain, it’s because we are on our own mountains, side by side with your mountain. We have had our journeys on a similar path. We all get stuck climbing and can be unsure how to proceed. We understand that.
Our mountains are there too. And we’ve got our binoculars out and can see your mountain and where you are on it. We can look at how far you have come, what you have done to get there, and where you are currently stuck. We will help you navigate the difficult parts as they come up, give you strategies and share ways of approaching these obstacles.
We aren’t perfect and are still learning. You won’t be perfect either.. and you won’t be alone. We’ll be with you.
I can remember listening to Sue Johnson at my first externship and feeling almost awestruck. Wow - this is what I want to do. I had found a beautiful and compassionate way of working with couples and there was research to back it up. And then I started the hard work of learning it. In the years since I first fell in love with EFT I have attended multiple externships, core skills, training events, hours and hours of supervision and read all the books. All to feel like I am getting it right. Still in some of those tough sessions, I will notice that voice in the back of my head saying this couple really needs a good therapist. One who is smart enough to figure this out and who really understands how this attachment stuff works.
I am a licensed psychologist with over 20 years of clinical experience in treatment, supervision, and research. After 10 years as the director of clinical training for a Master’s in Clinical Psychology degree program, I went back into private practice knowing I wanted to work with couples. I found EFT when I was looking to update myself on the current research on helping couples. My early training had been in integrated behavioral couples therapy and the Gottman model.
Now, I am an ICEEFT Certified EFT Therapist and a supervisor candidate mentored by ICEEFT Trainer Sharon Chatkupt Lee and Certified Supervisor Karyn Bristol. I am also the president of the Houston Community for Emotionally Focused Therapy for 2020-2021 years. I am dedicated to my own learning and growth as an EFT Therapist and supervisor and regularly engage in supervision and consultation when I'm not feeding into my very healthy obsession with the board game The Settlers of Catan!
I remember very clearly the first time I read Hold Me Tight by Dr. Sue Johnson. I was seeing individuals and couples in private practice. I remember at times feeling frustrated and wanting more answers related to relationships and working with couples. I saw couples fighting for their relationship but in confusing ways. It seemed couples wanted help but also were trying to tell me why their relationship would not work with example after example.
After reading Hold Me Tight I understood I was observing attachment distress. After completing the externship I understood couples were getting caught in cycles that created more distance and distress. I felt relief and hope. I was eager to learn more.
As a Certified EFT Supervisor, I enjoy working with other therapists as eager and excited as I am about EFT.
EFT supervision has been a unique and invaluable experience with each of my EFT supervisors. I felt safe to explore my pitfalls, sharing my work, and exploring self-of -the-therapist. In the process I felt heard and understood in my EFT struggles. I also got to celebrate successes along the way. It is important to me to provide an equally safe environment where you can safely explore your own work, learn, and grow in ways which are most beneficial to you throughout your EFT learning process.
As a supervisor, I work to create a collaborative relationship with you as an EFT supervisee. My goal is to learn from you what you hope to gain from supervision in general and at each supervision session. I will work to support you in strengthening your EFT technique while utilizing the valuable experience and skills you bring to EFT.