Dr. Kristy Koser, LPC, LPCC

Dr. Kristy Koser has been training, presenting, and promoting Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy for over a decade in clinical practice with clients, in academia with counselors-in-training, and in supervision to other licensed therapists. I have worked with Kristy in numerous venues, most notably the key role Kristy played in the initial development of the Hold Me Tight educational groups through pilot studies and initial group experiences that helped to create a standard of delivery for therapists offering these services. I value Kristy's determination to bring EFT to populations all over the world through writing, professional presentations, and formal training. I hope the state of Ohio continues to learn and feel encouraged through Kristy's love for EFT in the years to come.

-- Dr. Sue Johnson

Creator of EFT and author of Hold Me Tight and  Love Sense

Dr. Koser earned her BS in psychology and MA in Counseling from Eastern Mennonite University. She holds a PhD in Counseling and Supervision from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.


Dr. Koser is a Certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist and Supervisor who specializes in couples therapy and working with individuals who are looking for opportunities for self growth from an attachment perspective. She also provide one day relationship enrichment weekends for couples, providing a safe place for couples to "jump start" the stuck places in their relationship. Dr. Koser has been invited around the country to lead her one-of-a-kind Love & Enrich Couples Retreats, helping couples learn new ways to find deeper connection in destination locations around the globe.


Dr. Koser has presented on EFT at numerous professional conferences around the world and has been an avid consultant to other therapists wanting to know more about incorporating EFT into their practice. She has substantial experience in the creation of and facilitation of psychoeducation weekends based on the book Hold Me Tight, helping to establish the facilitators guide with Dr. Sue Johnson in 2009. She is affiliated with the Washington/Baltimore Center for EFT, the International Center for Excellence in EFT in Ottawa, Canada, and offers EFT supervision in person and via Zoom, a HIPAA compliant teleconferencing platform.

Dr. Koser also specializes in fertility counseling, helping couples navigate complex decisions while maintaining their relationship after a diagnosis of infertility and during fertility treatment. She is a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and has completed post graduate training in fertility counseling. Dr. Koser is actively researching and writing about couple satisfaction during the various phases of medical treatment and was selected to present this work at the annual 2019 ASRM conference in Philadelphia. She just published her most recent article in The Family Journal by Sage Publications, titled Fertility Counseling With Couples: A Theoretical Approach. Dr. Koser offers all required clinical interviews and personality assessments for those considering third party reproduction or gamete donation.

Dr. Koser is an LPC in Virginia and a LPCC in Ohio and Kentucky and offers therapy and training in those states.

**For speaking engagements, please contact Dr. Koser at aporia@aporiacounseling.com



Romantic Embrace

Couples Therapy and Enrichment Weekends

Growing Plant

EFT Supervision

Happy Couple

Love & Enrich - Couples Retreat