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John holds a master’s degree from the University of Houston, Graduate College of Social Work.


He is especially passionate about Emotionally Focused Therapy as a model for helping couples recognize, understand, and overcome painful cycles of interaction between each other, as well as helping rebuild and increase emotional and physical intimacy.

John has seen the benefit of incorporating EFT principles in his own relationship of 17 years and is committed to assisting couples develop deeper, more meaningful partnerships while also honoring each person’s authentic self.



Laura is a clinical psychologist who has been in practice for over 15 years. Throughout her career, she has studied how to make families more resilient in the face of stressors and life challenges, such as physical and emotional health problems.


Her passion is helping couples reconnect and develop a strong foundation from which they can take on any challenge.  She specializes in using emotionally focused couples therapy to provide proven tools to help couples stop hurting each other and become a team again.


She is the co-owner of Wellness Collaborative and owner of Heights Couples Therapy.


Brittany Burch, LCSW-S, LCDC

Brittany Burch is a certified Emotionally Focused Therpist, certified in EMDR, and the owner of Autumn Counseling, Inc. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a master's degree in social work. 


Brittany moved to Houston for her fellowship at the Menninger Clinic, before moving on to the Montrose Center for about a decades worth of work and life experience after which she was more than ready to launch her own practice. 

Autumn Counseling specializes in EFT, EMDR and psychodynamic psychotherapy.