James Thomas, Executive Director


James Thomas, L.M.F.T. and Certified EFT Therapist and EFT Trainer.  Jim has over 25 years of clinical and supervisory experience with a style described by trainees and supervisors as “warm, supportive and encouraging.”  He has worked with diverse populations & complex problems from the beginning of his career. Jim brings tremendous energy, deep compassion, and a seemingly natural talent for conveying EFT concepts in a clear and engaging manner. He offers not only knowledge but also inspiration for those learning EFT/EFFT.

Jim also provides therapy to couples, families and individuals in EFT and treats depression and other problems with positive psychology, attachment theory and the emerging science of happiness.  “That I am able to both train and continue to work in my craft, my love of therapy and life coaching is a joy for me,” he said recently.  To learn more about his work with couples, individuals and families please  visit www.engagingtherapy.com

Recognized as one of just over 30 Certified EFT Trainers in the world, Jim brings a diverse clinical background to his work.  He has been involved in introducing over 200 therapists to EFT in Colorado alone and mentoring many to certification as EFT Therapists.  In addition he co-developed important training courses in working with Shame and working with Addiction using EFT.

Jim also offers supervision, consultation, and his well-regarded, “Make the Leap” live session consultations for EFT Therapists in person or via Skype.  He has been given the Division Contribution Award from the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.  Jim was recently elected by his peers to be a member of the AAMFT Elections Council.

“Jim is one of the marriage and family therapy fields leading innovators and advocates for best practices.  I would go out of my way to attend a training to hear what Jim has to say these days about being an effective therapist,”  – Dr. Bill Doherty, author, Soul Searching, researcher, and presenter 

For more about Jim visit his professional Linked In Page by clicking here.

Some of Jim’s scholarly contributions to MFT field

Jim’s private practice is Engaging Couples Counseling in Lakewood, CO.  He is the Director Emeritus of the Denver Family Institute.  “Jim brought vitality, a desire for excellence, and vision to DFI, helping us triple in size and building on our reputations Colorado’s Leader in strengthening relationships through unparalleled excellence in family therapy training and services”. ~ Steve Litt, LCSW, a founder of DFI.

 “Jim’s passion for his work drives him to learn about what he teaches and practices at a far great level of depth than others in the field. He is able to share this knowledge in an effective, supportive and clear manner. Great therapist, great teacher and an even greater person”. ~ Jerry Yager

“I wanted to thank you for being a part of my journey at DFI and for being someone who really takes some risks in order to be a great therapist and a great leader in the helping professions. Will you all the best in your work in the EFT community”.Joe Elliot, LPC

“I wanted to extend my sincere thanks for the wonderful educational experience, your sincere commitment, and the professionalism conveyed throughout the entire 4 day EFT externship. I know I speak for the entire group of participants when I say you have had an indelible impact on our lives, our practices, and the clients we serve”. ~ Tony P.

“Jim brings energy, knowledge and emotional vulnerability to his presentations, Externships and to Core Skills trainings.   He is creative and bold in his trainings and in sharing his passion for this work.”  – Dr. Sue Johnson, originator of E.F.T., author of Hold Me Tight® and Love Sense

LinkedIn Profile, click here 

Jim’s private practice website click here 

At the Center we share the values of ICEEFT:

“We adhere to the philosophy that relationships are at the core of human experience. Research indicates that emotionally fulfilling relationships are integral components of mental and physical health, and that emotionally focused interventions have the power to establish and re-create supportive bonds among individuals. We are therefore dedicated to the understanding and enhancement of couple and family relationships through an emphasis on emotions and their interpersonal impact. We believe that all people can maximize their potential given a nurturing social environment, which we endeavor to foster in our work with clients.”  Center trainings are people and relationship affirmative welcoming people from all relational and sexual orientations.  



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