Testimonials from Past Participants

Past workshops facilitated by Jessica Schroeder, Certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist.

“…effective communication…”

“Prior to the workshop, our biggest obstacle was effective communication. We would fight and not get anywhere. Now I am able to understand my partner’s primary and reactionary emotions and the importance of being emotionally present for her.”

— S.M.

“…tailored content…”

“The best thing about this workshop was that it felt like the content was individually tailored to fit our specific circumstances.”

— M.D.

“…opened our eyes…”

“We are dealing with adultery and this workshop truly opened our eyes to how we communicate.”

— O.M.


“…go for it…”

“Go for it — you won’t be disappointed.”


“…worth it…”

“This workshop is totally worth it!”


“…more confident…”

“Prior to the workshop, I had a fear of being emotional. After the workshop, I am feeling more confident.”



“…I talked…”

“Before this workshop, I was scared. I felt uncomfortable talking to my partner. But this workshop changed everything. This workshop is useful to any couple.”


“…deepened my understanding…”

“This class has deepened my understanding of our cycles (demon dialogues) and how to detour away from them.”

— S.M.


“This workshop has changed the way we handle confrontation.”

— M.T.


“…dive into your feelings…”

“I encourage you to dive into emotional feelings to bond with your partner.”

— O.M.


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Testimonials for Hold Me Tight®

The Hold Me Tight® Program was developed by Dr. Sue Johnson.

“At last, a road map…”

“At last, a road map through Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy with its creator. Dr. Johnson’s superb science, humor, and clinical wisdom are finally accessible to all of us. I couldn’t pick a smarter, warmer, and more real guide for this journey.”

— John Gottman, PhD, bestselling author of The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

“…revolutionary, breakthrough book…”

“A truly revolutionary, breakthrough book…the most important, valuable book for couples published in the twenty-first century.”

— Barry McCarthy, PhD, author of Getting It Right the First Time


“…practical strategies…”

“Dr. Sue Johnson is the most original contributor to couples therapy to come along in the last thirty years. This book will touch your heart, stimulate your mind, and give you practical strategies for improving your marriage. It will be an instant classic.”

— William J. Doherty, PhD, author of Take Back Your Marriage

“…recommend it to all.”

“A much-needed message to all couples and therapists, and I recommend it to all.”

— Harville Hendrix, PhD, author of Getting the Love You Want and Receiving Love