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About Us

The Louisiana EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) Community exists to:
1.  Support one another as EFT practitioners in the on-going learning and refinement of EFT skills, and
 2.  Reach the Louisiana mental health community through ongoing EFT learning opportunities about this  excellent, evidence-based approach that helps heal and repair relationships.

3.  Provide support for clinicians who assist individuals, couples and families in healthier, healing relationships. 

Our Vision in Action

Our vision and mission are possible through our clients' trust and commitment to strengthening and healing.  We acknowledge with deep appreciation the crucial roles of Porter Cason Institute's staff, Director Parker Sternbergh LCSW and Richard Ardager LCSW.


We are proud to say that we have put our passion and mission into action. With the support of our trainers and supervisors, we have over 120 counselors who will have completed the externship and 60  counselors who have competed core skills. Seven of our members are certified through the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy. We now have three certified supervisors practicing in the state of Louisiana: Tanya Radecker, PhD, RN, LPC-S, NCC, Michelle Louviere, LMFT, and Steve Bordelon, LCSW

A Brief History

Through the commitment and guidance of Parker Sternbergh, LCSW,  with the Porter Cason Institute, EFT was brought to Louisiana in March of 2013.  EFT trainer George Faller, LMFT,  Karen Giunta, LMFT, and Dr. Jodi Ames-Frankel inspired and supervised the  first groups of Louisiana EFT trainees. Louisiana's first ICEEFT EFT certified therapist was Dr. Dee Adams.  From 2013 to 2015 EFT continued to grow in Louisiana and we eventually created a Steering Committee of dedicated practitioners that generously gave of their time and finances to spread EFT across the state.  Dr. Tanya Radecker became the first ICEEFT EFT certified supervisor allowing us to transition to an official ICEEFT Affiliated EFT Community in 2015.  We are grateful to the Porter Cason Institute, Dr. Sue Johnson and all of the EFT trainers who have shared their knowledge and skills in helping our community grow.

Founding Members

Parker Sternberg, LCSW        
Tanya Radecker, PhD, LPC-S, NCC, RN
 Steve Bordelon, LCSW
 Michelle Louviere, LMFT
 Dee Adams, PhD, LPC, LMFT
 Carol Peirce, LPC
 Patt Aptaker, PhD
 Lew Eaton​, LPC