Meet Kathryn & Jennifer

Founders of the EFT Café

Together, Jen & Kathryn teach couple therapists what to do in session when one partner is dis-engaged or withdrawn, and the other partner is full of blame and anger. You can watch as they demonstrate how to help a couple heal from betrayal, cope with loss, and earn a secure bond after one or both partners endured a traumatic childhood.

Jen & Kathryn use raw, real, and authentic interactions to help Couples Therapists apply, learn and integrate the EFT model.

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Two Experts Bringing EFT To Life!


Kathryn Rheem, Ed.D, LMFT, has been an ICEEFT Certified Trainer for over 10 years and trains Trainers in EFT. She teaches EFT internationally and has published fourteen articles/chapters on various aspects of the model. She directs the Washington Baltimore Center, co-created with Sue Johnson Strong Bonds, Strong Couples for military personnel, and completed the first study of Withdrawer Re-engagement for her dissertation.

Jennifer Olden, LMFT, ICEEFT Certified EFT Supervisor extraordinaire, co-created the EFT Lab -- an award-winning online series on EFT, co-founded the Sacramento Davis (CA) EFT Center, teaches classes on EFT throughout North America and Europe, and maintains a private practice. 


With over 30 years of EFT experience between Kathryn & Jen, they have found the best model for couple therapy is Sue Johnson’s Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). 

EFT knows how to cultivate, maintain, and repair a bond. 

When you do EFT, the whole family wins. 

As a side benefit, learning EFT can help to strengthen your own most important relationships.

EFT is empirically validated, researched backed, and shown to help over 70% of couples.

EFT will help you to become attuned so you’re working in the right places, help you to trust your knowledge and sustain your professional trajectory!

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"I really loved the way the two of you interacted - Jen's very to the point questions and Kathryn's answers. A joy to watch your exchanges. I also appreciated the way you conceptualized step 2 and 3 simply as things happening above and below the line. Love all helpful simplifications. Such a resource for learning! And having the therapists who actually did the session reflect about choice points is invaluable."

Dimitrij Samoilow ~ Certified EFT Trainer, Oslo Norway



Our Manifesto

Love is our North Star. 

Emotionally Focused Therapy is the best and most effective model for couples therapy.

We believe in the power of diversity and that our strength is born out of how we manage differences.   We are dedicated to inviting and welcoming more people to the table, always.     

We believe that people are good, despite all the evidence to the contrary. We look for the positive intention in ourselves, in each other, and in our students. 

We believe the healthier we are as a team, the better our students are served. We work to be healthy interpersonally and intra-psychically. 

We believe in putting ethics in front of business, serving others, standing up for the underdog, and doing the right thing even when it’s the hard thing. 

We believe in optimism, hope, and giving people the benefit of the doubt.

We work to be effectively dependent on each other. We strive to be courageous enough to need each other. 

We believe that the only way out of the pain is through the pain. 

We lead with a limp. We are imperfect. We admit our mistakes with humility and sincerity and strive to make amends. 

We consciously focus on gratitude.
We believe in taking thoughtful risks.

We put more energy and money into the quality of the product, rather than the selling of the product. This means that we read up on the latest developments in our field, receive consultation, and focus on continuing to make our trainings relevant and accessible. 

Jen & Kathryn