Kathryn Rheem, Ed.D., LMFT
Washington Baltimore Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy
Kathryn Rheem, Ed.D., LMFT, has been using the empirically-validated EFT approach exclusively in private practice for over a decade, and continues to study and learn the model daily. She works extensively with couples where one or both partners have endured trauma and has written and presented on the application of EFT with trauma. In addition to the application of EFT with trauma, Kathryn has a special passion for working with and teaching the withdrawer re-engagement process.
As a national and international EFT trainer, she collaborates with Dr. Sue Johnson, the primary developer of EFT, to bring EFT to populations worldwide. Together, Sue and Kathryn created Strong Bonds, Strong Couples, LLC, which provided EFT-based weekend retreats for soldiers coming home from war and their partners at military installations in the U.S. and abroad. Kathryn has trained U.S. Army Chaplains & European Regional Medical Command in EFT and consults monthly with the U.S. VA.
Kathryn is the director of the Washington Baltimore Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy. She was voted a Top Couples Therapist in Washington, D.C., by the Washingtonian magazine. She is a clinical fellow and approved supervisor of AAMFT, and has written 14 articles/chapters on the application of EFT. Kathryn's best teachers of this humanistic, attachment-based model are the couples she works with weekly in private practice.
Financial: Kathryn Rheem is the director of the Washington Baltimore Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy (WBCEFT). She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Kathryn Rheem has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.