James Thomas, Executive Director

JThomasLooking for an experienced marriage therapist to fight for your marriage?

James Thomas, L.M.F.T. and Certified EFT Therapist and EFT Trainer.  Jim has over 30 years of clinical and supervisory experience.

Looking for an experienced marriage therapist who will actively fight for your relationship?  Look no farther than Jim Thomas, LMFT.   Jim’s nationally renowned couples therapy intensives draw partners from all across Colorado, the U.S. and Canada.  Can our marriage be saved?  How do you recover from an affair?  When will my partner open up and connect?  Where did our pattern of arguing come from?  Is marriage meant to be this lonely?  How can we be happier as a couple?  Can a marriage overcome addiction?  These are the types of problems couples bring to Jim routinely.

Jim brings a diverse clinical background to his work.

“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.  Yet it is his clinical work that impresses me the most.  A fighter for relationships, for well-being and growth,”. ~ Steve Litt, LCSW, Founder, Denver Family Institute

 “Jim’s experiential approach to therapy and training is unsurpassed in the United States in my opinion,” from Amanda, owner of Integrative Approaches, a nationally known consultant to addiction programs and resource for families.  Photo from in-depth training weekend in E.F.T. for Residential and Wilderness Programs clinicians. 

“Great therapist, great teacher and great person”. ~ Jerry Yager, Psy.D., Trauma Specialist

Jim is an experienced marriage therapist who will fight for your marriage.  I have seen him in action, in session, when doing supervision with him.  Jim leans in, listens, meets partners where they are and helps people find a deeper connection,”  Jonathan Zalesne, EFT Therapist, EFT Supervisor

“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 to find an experienced marriage therapist who will fight for your relationship. Engaging therapy, Nationally Renowned Intensives.

Jim’s work and the Center 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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