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About Us

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Our Mission

Because we believe EFT is is powerful model for healing and hope, our mission is to 


  • Promote excellence in implementation of the model throughout our communities

  • Build and sustain a community of dedicated, competent clinicians who are committed to relationship growth and healing

  • Provide a safe, encouraging environment through peer support, trainings, and supervision

  • Respect and advocate for EFT as an inclusive model for practitioners, couples, individuals, and families from all backgrounds and walks of life.


ICEEFT'S Stance on Diversity

We aim to cultivate a climate of inclusion, an environment where all can feel safe, valued, cared for, and given an opportunity to form meaningful connections with each other. In all facets of our work we strive to embody what we hope to see in the world — a just, loving humanity and community in which people are free to be themselves fully — where people can embrace their most basic universal human attachment needs without fear of persecution or marginalization as a result of religion, race, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, class, mental health, physical character or ability. These values are inherent in the attachment science and humanistic approach to intervention that all our work is based on.

Specifically, humanistic approaches such as EFT are collaborative and respectful. We create a safe place for people and treat them as persons, not problems or types. Our approach is non-pathologizing in practice.

Our values are inclusive and egalitarian while viewing human connection as sacred — something to be honoured and cultivated.

Our scientific and theoretical base outlines key universals, emotion and attachment, while respecting individual differences.

statement on war


The Alabama Community for Emotionally Focused Therapy (ACEFT) stands in  solidarity with the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT), the Ukrainian people, and colleagues in the Eastern European region, as the Ukrainian nation defends itself against military invasion. 

The ICEEFT organization has always stood for humanistic values that support connections and seek to understand and bridge differences between people in romantic relationships, in families, and in communities. ICEEFT denounces the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the devastation and harm that is being caused to innocent people. Our hearts grieve with Ukrainian people. This war (and all war) is destroying lives, livelihoods and future; it shatters relationships and creates long-lasting traumas in Ukrainian people. The aftermath of this war will echo through generations in mental health problems, torn relationships, substance abuse, interpersonal violence and more. We are here to support our community in standing together against the violence and in healing the wounds of this conflict. The EFT belief in the importance of connection has united therapists from around the world. We want to urge our community to stand together, no matter your nationality, language, or cultural heritage and to support those who are suffering: in Ukraine and those who have fled to other countries.

You can support Ukrainian EFT Therapists here. 


The Alabama Community for Emotionally Focused Therapy (ACEFT) acknowledges the ongoing humanitarian crises in Gaza-Isreal with deep concern and empathy. We also want to acknowledge that this ongoing crisis contributes to a series of highly alarming global events, including acts of violence against the ethnic Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh. (Artsakh). Injustices against innocent individuals, regardless of location, are deeply troubling.  The impact of the current events abroad is strongly felt within our ACEFT community, as many of our members share profound connections to the communities and nations directly affected by these conflicts.

In recognizing the gravity of the situations in Gaza-Isreal and Artsakh, ACEFT stands in solidarity with the affected communities, expressing our unwavering support for justice, compassion, and humanitarian efforts. As an organization committed to emotional well-being and fostering connections, we extend our thoughts and heartfelt support to those enduring the challenges brought about by these crises. We believe in the power of empathy, understanding, and collective action to contribute towards a more just world.


In this distressing time, we firmly assert that there can be no justification for indiscriminate violence, for the captivity of innocent individuals, or for the deprivation of basic necessities like electricity, food, and medicine. We are deeply concerned about the well-being of those, particularly indigenous individuals, who bear the brunt of this escalating turmoil, understanding the grave consequences it inflicts on their physical safety and mental health, leading to displacement from their homes. The toll of this aggression is immense, encompassing violations of human rights, severe humanitarian crises, profound psychological distress, and the loss of dignity and freedom. Every person deserves to live free from fear and violence, creating a fertile ground for their mental health and overall well-being to thrive.

ACEFT is committed to fostering a secure environment within our therapist community, acknowledging the unsettling surge in explicit discrimination and/or invisibilization of marginalized communities arising from ongoing conflicts. We are profoundly concerned about the growing instances of bias directed at these communities, underscoring the imperative for our community to actively address and counteract this troubling trend. Our goal is to create a safe space where individuals facing discrimination can find support and understanding.

You can support Artsakh refugees here. 

You can support humanitarian efforts in Gaza here

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