NEW YORK CENTER FOR EMOTIONALLY FOCUSED THERAPY

About NYCEFT


NYCEFT works hard to stay at the forefront of training & talent for all things EFT. We Believe very strongly EFT and it's positive impact on our community. Our goal is to provide the best training, tools, and support possible for our students and their patients. Try Our Therapist Finder to meet an EFT specialist near you.


As a therapists we come from a diverse background personally and professionally but we all have one driving force in common. We all want to help people. More still, we all want to get better at helping those in need.

The network of colleagues made thru group training and continued membership in a community enriching program like EFT training centers is something that forms solid bonds between all of us.

As we grow and help each other we share in success across the board and the public we seek to help can only benefit.

NYCEFT Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Zoya Simakhodskaya - Executive Director and Vice President

George Faller - President

Parker Stacy - Treasurer

Elana Katz - Secretary


Board Members

Liliana Doyon - Director of Media

Jeff Fine - Director of Public Outreach

Michael Moran - Director of Membership and Clinical Outreach

Kathetherine Stavrianopoulos - Co-Director of Supervisor Support

Irina Wen - Co-Director of Supervisor Support

Peggy Wu - Director of Graduate Student Outreach


Our All-star Team of Therapy Trainers



George Faller, MS, LMFT

 is a retired Lieutenant of the NYC Fire Department, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in New York and Connecticut and an Approved Supervisor for AAMFT. He is the founder and president of the New York Center for EFT. As an EFT Trainer, George teaches several classes at Ackerman Institute for the Family and is the director of training at the Center for Hope and Renewal in Greenwich, CT. The experience George brings to the EFT community is vast, as he works as a marriage consultant and conference leader to the US Military, FDNY, Wall Street executives, and trains therapists across the U.S. and abroad. Specializing in trauma, EFFT, and self-of-the-therapist issues, George is committed to bringing EFT to underprivileged populations and pushing the leading edge of EFT.

Elana Katz, LCSW 

I treat individuals, couples and families across the lifespan, helping my clients reduce conflict and enjoy more satisfying relationships.

In addition to being a senior faculty member of the Ackerman Institute for the Family, I also conduct trainings, both nationally and internationally, including Argentina, Chile, Israel and Mexico.

Zoya Simakhodskaya, PhD. 

NYS Licensed psychologist specializing in cross-cultural and bilingual (Russian/English) couples and individuals, supervising and teaching EFT to mental health professionals nationally and internationally, presenting on EFT, attachment theory and crisis intervention.

Founder and Director of CPID.


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