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

Liliana Doyon - President

Irina Wen - Executive Director

Zoya Simakhodskaya - Treasurer and Director of Supervisor Support & Training

Elana Katz - Director of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Peggy Wu - Director of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Laura Price - Director of Community Engagement & Outreach

Matt Rofofsky - Director of Community Engagement & Outreach

Gaby Balsells - Director of Secretary (VP of Communication & Social Media)

Rachel Goldstein - Director of Education Training & Programming

Colette Brown - Co-Director of Training & Education

Founding Members

George Faller - President

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  and certified EFT therapist, supervisor and trainer.  She has a full time practice in Chelsea, NY with adults, couples and families, specializing in cross-cultural and bilingual (Russian/English) population. Zoya is one of the founding members, Vice President of the Board of Directors and Executive Director for NYCEFT.  In addition to her psychotherapy practice, Zoya has many years of experience providing crisis intervention in a psychiatric emergency service.  She continues to teach and supervise as a voluntary faculty at NYU School of Medicine and CUNY.  Zoya presents and teaches nationally on EFT and now is bringing EFT to therapists in Russia and Ukraine.  She loves helping therapists master EFT model and get through their learning blocks.  She has a particular interest in intersection of EFT and sexuality. 

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