Michael Barnett LPC
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Our significant others hold an invisible key that can activate painful hurts, fears, longings, and chaos that do not seem to manifest in other areas of our lives. At the same time, these very same partners also hold the golden key to both our personal healing, and bona fide lasting love. Both decades of empirically validated scientific research, and well documented clinical experience have identified that”key”: deep meaningful attachment bonds. Through a course of EFT, I join couples in identifying, and ultimately breaking free from long-standing patterns that maintain couple distress, and erode attachment bonds, so that they may find rewarding new ways to effectively connect that promote closeness for long lasting love.


EFT Couple Therapy

I have an abiding passion for marriage and couples therapy. It is the main focus and specialization and of my practice. EFT is an elegant blend of both empirically validated scientific research and respectful, effective humanistic therapy.


"Emotional dependency is not immature or pathological; it is our greatest strength."

Sue Johnson, Love Sense: The revolutionary new science of romantic relationships


EFT Training

I am one of approximately two-dozen psychotherapists in the country to have become an ICEEFT certified trainer in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT). In addition to my clinical practice working with couples, and supervising other couple’s therapists here at Pine River Psychotherapy Associates, I devote my professional life to training psychotherapists both nationally, and internationally to become certified in the EFT model.

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"And the day came that the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk to blossom."

― Anais Nin


Master Classes, Specialty Trainings, & Workshops

Michael uses life experience, humor, over 30 years of clinical experience to bring the EFT model to life for his audiences. He is known for his ability to offer a uniquely approachable combination of clarity and clinical competence to even the most complex psychotherapeutic topics and trainings.


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