Dr. Lori Schade, LMFT

I wanted to become a marriage and family therapist because I grew up in a large family and loved it.  I have my own large family of 7 children, and even though it's crazy, I believe in the protective elements of strong families.  Marriages

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Ph.D. and M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Adjunct faculty in Marriage and Family Therapy Department, Brigham Young University
  • Certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist
  • Certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy Supervisor
  • Gottman Trained, Levels 1 and 2
  • American Association of Marriage and Family  Therapy Approved Supervisor
  • Research emphasis in couples therapy, featured in several peer-reviewed publications
  • University courses taught include Human Sexuality, Marriage, Family Systems and Psychotherapy Theories
  • Collaborating clinician for DSM-5
  • 30+ years experience and training in Marriage and Family Studies

 and families potentially influence individuals in powerful ways.  Some of our strongest emotions are experienced in our family relationships.  Helping people in the context of these relationships is my favorite kind of therapy.

Research and News

About Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

Texting Can Disconnect Couples

The Effects of Warmth in Couple Therapy

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy is a model of therapy that has been proven in many research studies to be effective in treating couples.  The model recognizes the importance of close romantic attachment relationships and targets not only negative behavioral and communication patterns, but the underlying emotions that drive those patterns.  Although I am familiar with all of the standard therapy models, I use this model primarily because in my own work and experience, and in the work of the many therapists and cases I have supervised, it is simply the one that works the best.  If you want to read more about this model, click here┬╗

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