Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Couples Group

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Couples Group

EFT is supported by research to be the most effective couple therapy model in existence! We are now applying this couples therapy model to be used in a group setting. Having facilitated Sue Johnson’s Hold Me Tight® Couple Program (based on EFT) 25 times since 2011, Alex has recognized the need for some couples to go deeper. This group provides the concepts and support needed to allow couples to experience a deeper connection and feel understood meeting with a trained EFT couples therapist and just two other couples.

What will we do?

We will work through the “Emotionally Focused Therapy Workbook for Couples” by Veronica Kallos-Lilly and Jennifer Fitzgerald. Couples will have assigned weekly readings and complete exercises as a couple. We have generated questions to facilitate our group process for each session and strive to continue the thread of safety, openness, cycle-breaking, and building intimacy. Couples can buy one workbook to share.

Who should come?

This group could be a great fit for those who are already participating in EFT counseling as an individual or couple and need a boost. Some couples who cannot pay therapists’ full fee, couples who have attended a Hold Me Tight® Couple Workshop and need a refresher or desire to go deeper, and couples who seem stuck in a therapy process could all benefit from this safe and normalizing group process!

Each weekly group will be limited to three couples to preserve safety and facilitate deeper sharing. This group may not be appropriate for couples who are highly escalated.

What will it cost?

One of the benefits of attending a group is the reduced cost. The rate for our 90-minute groups is $85/couple each session. Couples who register are committing to attend eight weeks. With only three couples, we strongly prefer weekly attendance to maintain a consistent group process. If you know that you will miss two or more sessions, please wait until the next group offering.


Relationship Institute of the Rockies, 9220 Teddy Lane, Suite 1400, Lone Tree, CO.

When and How Should We Register?

If you would like to attend this group, please register now! The group is only limited to 3 couples and may fill up fast.

Click Class Registration to find our list of active classes or groups.


What Else Can I Do?

For couples, to read numerous ideas to help you build couple closeness, see the book 40 Forms of Intimacy: Integrating Daily Connection into Your Couple Relationship by Alex A. Avila.

For couples, attend the two-day Hold Me Tight™ Couple Workshop to go much deeper with your partner.

For parents, gain practical skills and insights and build confidence while remembering YOU are in charge by attending the Parenting the Love and Logic Way® class.