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If you are a couples therapist looking to enhance your skills in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)…

If you are eager to learn in a supportive and caring community…

Look no further!

It’s a Professional Learning Circle and we’re calling it EFT With Us!

We envision a warm, wonderful space comprised of skilled professionals and like-minded colleagues.

You’re likely already familiar with EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) and you understand the beauty, elegance and complexity of the model. For most of us, it’s challenging to implement and requires a willingness to think differently and to always view relationship through an attachment lens.

Learning EFT is a paradigm shift which requires focus and a passion.

Excellence is the essence of the creative spirit in EFT With Us! It’s all about learning and sharing knowledge in community…with colleagues.

We’d love to have you join us!

We welcome licensed and pre-licensed therapists who love helping couples, individuals and families using the EFT model.

We’ll focus on the EFT model while incorporating new research and supporting you through recent changes in ICEEFT’s certification process.

There’s lots to explore in working with individuals and families using EFT too and we will certainly touch on that by incorporating the EFIT and EFFT modalities as we learn.

Every experience will help increase your knowledge and align your skillset.

Because excellence is at the core of everything we do, we’re committed to creating a space where you can learn, grow, and connect with like-minded professionals.

👱‍♀️  Facilitators:  Anne Hancock Psy.D. and Beth McCain M.A. (See our bios below)
🫂  Attendees:  Licensed and pre-licensed couples therapists passionate about EFT
💕  What:  EFT With Us! – A Professional Learning Circle
📅  When:  The 3rd Tuesday of each month 9AM-10:30AM (See all dates below)
📍  Where:  Relaxed office setting at 309 S. Sharon Amity Road, Suite 310, Charlotte NC 28211
🖊️  Why:  To enhance your EFT skills
🎫  How:  Register Here

Case Review

Talk about real people and real cases.

Video Viewings

Learn from Sue Johnson and many accomplished EFT trainers.


We promise a dynamic exchange of what works and why.

White Paper and Journal Reviews

We’ll tap into new and emerging research.

Text-based Readings

Naturally, Sue Johnson’s material will be a main resource.

Role Plays

What better way to learn than with each other!

ICEEFT Certification Support

Skills and Certification Checklists. (See PDF's in our FAQ section.)

Here Are The Things We'll Focus On

This is an opportunity to immerse yourself in a supportive community where collaboration thrives, and skills flourish.

Whether you’re an experienced EFT clinician or just starting out, we are all about learning together.

We’ll create a sense of belonging with a slightly different twist as we dig into EFT techniques and examine how they make a difference in people’s lives.

Over the years, we’ve discovered that sharing current cases and recordings while getting high level feedback helps everyone excel. Gentle feedback enables us all to learn EFT more effectively. So bring your skillset along with your best self, and let’s grow together!

Plus, let’s support each other as we approach another important topic; forgiveness. It’s amazing how forgiveness can heal human relationships. Yup! We’ll do that too as we talk about the Attachment Injury Repair Model (AIRM). Attachment Injury Repair Model (AIRM).

That’s when we can all lean into the work, exchange ideas and learn the most from each other.

For an entire year, we will collaborate, support each other and take a deep dive into material that will enhance your work with couples, individuals and families.

Benefits of Joining EFT With Us!

Supporting Each Other and Learning...Together!

Reading assignments

Receive monthly reading assignments. Yes! There will be homework.

EFT With Us! Journal

A personalized EFT With Us! journal for note taking and to record your brilliant ideas.

AIRM online

Enjoy access to AIRM online along with reading and viewing assignments.

Like-Minded EFT Therapists

Surround yourself with like-minded EFT therapists eager to learn and collaborate with you.

Next-Level Skills

Support and be supported by EFT Therapists who want to take their skills to the next level.

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Sharpen Your Skills

Sharpen your therapeutic skills.

Peer Feedback

Receive gentle yet powerful feedback from your EFT peers.

Role Play

Role Play with experienced EFT Therapists.

Remove Obstacles

Identify Blocks and Remove Obstacles that hold you back from your BEST work.

Private Facebook Group

Receive access to the Private Charlotte EFT Study Group Facebook Page.

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Working With Couples is a Privilege and an Honor

At at the same time, our work can be extremely challenging.

There are sessions when couples experience deep empathy and connection and leave the office feeling close. When this happens, you’re delighted and honored to be a part of their journey. Then, there are those other sessions, when things escalate or clients feel discouraged and disappointed. When this happens, you’re at a loss on how to proceed.

You might consult with colleagues or go online and order books, read a few and leave the others on the corner of your desk…for later. We’ve all been there! Sometimes when you experience a particular challenge you might consider a change in careers! Everyone responds differently to those rough sessions, but one thing is certain, we all care…deeply.

EFT and the science of attachment offers a map of affect regulation, cognitive restructuring and behavior change — and the effective EFT therapist knows how to lead clients from one to the other AND into relationship repair. These are the critical ingredients for excellence in using the EFT model.

We want to make this a special place for therapists to grow and utilize advanced therapeutic skills.

We also want everyone to feel welcome, safe yet challenged while learning this elegant model.

The EFT With Us! Learning Circle has been designed to augment and encourage formal ICEEFT training. Remember, we are a study group not a training program…which means we do the work independently and bring our wisdom to the group and collaborate. Both are necessary. Both are powerful.

Commit to a full year of working together, supporting each other and learning how to work more effectively using EFT.

This year we’re going to take it to the next level and for anyone not yet exposed to formal EFT training with ICEEFT, click here. The Externship is a prerequisite for your participation.

Meet Your Facilitators

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Anne Hancock Psy.D.

Anne is a prominent relationship therapist and Founder of Wellness Counseling Center. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and specializes in working with couples and families. She has a doctorate in Psychology and masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Anne always works from a wellness-oriented, non-pathologizing point of view. That means no-blame, no-shame.


  • 🤍EFCT (Couples)
      • 🤍EFIT (Individuals – Pending)
  • 🤍EFFT (Families – Pending)


  • 🤍AAMFT
  • 🤍LCMHC (Qualified Supervisor)
  • 🤍ICEEFT (Couples, Individuals, Families)
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Beth McCain M.A.

Beth is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, exceptionally well trained and certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). She holds a masters in Marriage and Family Therapy and is our Wellness Couples Intensive Specialist. Beth conducts 2 ½ Day and 1-Day Intensives empowering couples to move forward at an accelerated pace. Her focus is working with couples who want a strong partnership, yet struggle with communication, trust, and emotional connection. 


  • 🤍EFCT (Couples)

Supervisor in Training:

  • 🤍AAMFT

We EFTers Are Peers!

We are committed to using this Professional Learning Circle to help expand and enhance understanding of Attachment Theory, EFT moves, steps, stages and on-target interventions. Prepare to sharpen your skills and provide what we believe to be the best evidence-based therapy available to couples families and individuals. Clients desire and expect the very best and we believe every human is entitled to nothing less!

We Hope You'll Join Us!

We will meet on the third Tuesday of each month from 9:00AM to 10:30AM ET in our conference room. See our address and map below.

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Meeting Dates



  • May 21
  • June 18
  • July 16
  • August 20
  • September 17
  • October 15
  • November 19
  • December NO MEETING
  • January 21
  • February 18
  • March 18
  • April 15

Where We'll Be Meeting


309 S. Sharon Amity Road, Suite 310
Charlotte, NC 28211

Contact Us Online


Most frequent questions and answers

This year we’re going to take it to the next level and for anyone not yet exposed to formal EFT training with ICEEFT, click here. The Externship is a prerequisite for your participation.

EFT With Us! is designed to be a catalyst for your professional growth as an EFT Therapist. Anne Hancock Psy.D, and Beth McCain MA will be the group facilitators. Both are, Certified EFT therapists. Both are AAFMT and ICEEFT Supervisors / Supervisor-in-Training. Anne and Beth are committed to providing safe and extraordinary support while engaging with you in a collaborative learning process.
No. The intention of this group collaboration is to augment formal EFT training and support you as you advance your learning and become your BEST professional self. A special bonus of this year’s study group will be an introduction to AIRM (Attachment Injury Repair Model). This formal AIRM training program, developed by Dr. Lillian Buchanan and Lorrie Brubacher M.Ed. has been endorsed by Dr. Sue Johnson and ICEEFT. AIRM is an evidence-based approach you can use to help your couples get unstuck and tap into the power of forgiveness.

This group is not about teaching, although there will be lots of learning. It’s about working together, setting your own goals and objectives and getting what you want with the help, support and accountability of your peers. Anne and Beth will prepare and guide the meetings so we can collaborate and focus exclusively on enhancing your skills using the EFT model. Again, meetings will utilize:

  • Text-based reading PLUS research based articles
  • AIRM (Attachment Injury Repair Model)
  • Workbook review
  • Multi-media presentations, and
  • Confidential case review

This experience is not for everyone. It is for the therapist who wants to collaborate and take a deep dive into the EFT model.

Participants must have some formal ICEEFT approved training; the Externship is the minimum prerequisite. Click here to learn more about the EFT Externship.

The group is open to Licensed and Pre-licensed Mental Health Professionals and Masters and Doctoral Level Students interested in working with couples and the EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) method.

This isn’t your everyday learning opportunity. Participation will require preparation, participation, listening, creativity, and a willingness to share openly.

Over time, each participant becomes an important part of the group dynamic. We develop a special kind of relationship. Commitment, vulnerability, respect, and compassion are essential. If that sounds like you, bring your unique gifts and skill set along with your interest in learning EFT and becoming ICEEFT certified. If you’re already certified, it’s about helping others get there too!

If you want to jump in and participate with your whole heart, that is what this group represents and you will likely be a perfect fit. If you think you just want to dip your toe in the water, then this probably isn’t the right venue for you. Space is very limited and registration will close as soon as we are full. We recommend registering early.

Participation in the study group is a 1-year commitment. There will be monthly meetings except in December. We will meet in Wellness Counseling Center’s comfy conference room. Coffee, tea and light snacks will be provided. We enjoy spending time together! Participants may leave the group at any time. However, there will be no re-entry and there are no refunds for missed meetings. Participants who drop out may rejoin the group the following year. Online registration begins March 15 and ends May 15. We launch on May 21. All registration is online. There will be no in-person, paper or late registration.

Because space is very limited we encourage you to reserve your seat early. If you’re ready to join, registration requires a $75 deposit. This holds your seat AND will be applied to your first month. Remaining automated monthly payments in the amount of $75 will begin on June 1, 2024. Once you register, we’ll know you’re ready to participate as a committed and valued member of the group and we look forward to working with you! Special note: This deposit is non-refundable and there are no refunds for missed meetings. Why? Because we are holding space for you!

CEUs are not available at this time.
Of course! But we are confident this will not be the case. Although there is a 1 year commitment, you may drop out at any time. However, you may not re-enter the group until the following year. The decision to enroll requires your careful consideration. If you believe this is right for you, take the plunge and enroll. We look forward to welcoming you!

Contact Anne Hancock via our Contact Form or by phone at 704-319-5593.

EFT With US!

A Professional Learning Circle
$ 75
  • Your first payment ensures your registration and will be applied to your first meeting. Subsequent payments will be on the 1st of every month with the card on file.