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A metro-Atlanta Workshop for Couples

The Hold Me Tight® Experience

This workshop is based on the book, Hold Me Tight, by Dr. Sue Johnson, which is now in its 10th year of publication and has sold over half a million copies world-wide. Created for couples struggling with communication, intimacy and security, Hold Me Tight® is a two-day intensive Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) workshop held in metro-Atlanta to help couples heal broken bonds, and rekindle the spark that brought them together. Hold Me Tight® will help you and your partner feel safe, secure and connected by enabling you to:

  • Understand the real reasons you get into struggles over and over.

  • Change patterns that leave you frustrated, angry and hurting.

  • Engage in conversations keeping your love alive and secure.

(13 Core Hours of Continuing Education Credit approved by GMFT, 13 Related hours available for LCSWs and LPCs)


HOld Me Tight® , a metro-Atlanta workshop for couples

A Brief Overview

For over 25 years, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) has been used to expand and reorganize key emotional responses within relationships, create a shift and initiate new cycles in partner interaction, and foster the creation of a secure bond between partners. Research studies find that 70-75% of couples who participate in Emotionally Focused Therapy move from distress to recovery and approximately 90% show significant improvement.

Hold Me Tight® weekends, a metro-Atlanta workshop for couples, can help you and your partner rediscover the closeness you once cherished.

Understand Love & Attachment

Understand Love and Attachment

      Identify Your Negative Cycle

Identify Your Negative Cycle

Find Your Raw Spots

Find Your Raw Spots

Stop the Cycle: Steps To De-escalation

Stop the Cycle

Forgive Injuries      

Forgive Injuries

Hold me tight: Become Accessible, Responsive & Engaged

Hold Me Tight. Being Accessible, Responsive & Engaged


Meet Your Hosts

Hold Me Tight® Facilitators

Hold Me Tight® weekends are based on a program and model of Emotionally Focused Therapy developed by Susan Johnson, PhD. Meet your three workshop facilitators: Kathy Lucy, LMFT, Dayle Doreen Hosack, LMFT, and J. Alan Graham, PhD



Kathy Lucy, LMFT

Kathy Lucy is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in private practice in Decatur, Georgia. Eighty percent of Kathy’s practice is dedicated to working with couples. She has advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples and has been facilitating Hold Me Tight workshops for the past four years. Kathy is also trained in Pragmatic Experiential Method for Couples and Relational Life Therapy - 2 additional therapeutic approaches to helping couples heal and establish vibrant fulfilling relationships. Given that research has shown that the quality of our intimate relationships is a primary determinant of our health and sense of well being, the heart of Kathy’s work with individuals, couples and families is focused on educating, empowering, and enlivening a positive connection to self and others.

  • Kathy Lucy

  • 404-376-3760




Dayle Doreen Hosack, LMFT

Dayle Doreen Hosack, LMFT, is a psychotherapist in private practice providing individual, couples and family therapy. She has completed the advanced training for Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples and regularly holds Hold Me Tight Couples Workshops in Atlanta.  As an AAMFT Approved Supervisor she has supervised masters level counseling interns from local universities as they complete their internships to meet graduation requirements.  At Lullwater Counseling in Decatur, GA, she also supervises and trains LAMFT residents who are seeking clinical licensure.  With a degree in Transpersonal Psychology and a meditator for 25 years she has a special interest in the integration of psychotherapy, mindfulness and spirituality.  

  • Dayle Doreen Hosack

  • 404-663-1650



J. Alan Graham, PhD

J. Alan Graham, PhD is an ICEEFT Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist (EFT) as well as a Certified EFT Supervisor. He completed his doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Georgia State University and has been in private practice for over 20 years. He served as Clinical Director of Georgia Highlands Community Mental Health Center and was clinical faculty at Georgia State University Counseling Center where he supervised psychology interns and post-doctorate fellows.  Alan's practice focuses on the importance of attachment with significant others and works with couples and individuals, and supervision of therapists seeking certification in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples.  

  • J. Alan Graham, PhD

  • 404-325-8900







The House Next Door


Join us for Hold Me Tight®, a metro-Atlanta workshop for couples at The House Next Door at The Link Counseling Center. The address is 348 Mount Vernon Highway, Dunwoody, Georgia 30328. The Link Counseling Center is easily accessible from GA-400 and I-285.


For our out-of-town guests

Nearby Hotels

1030 Crown Pointe Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30338


765 Hammond Drive, Sandy Springs, GA 30328-6118

The key to restoring connection is, first, interrupting and dismantling these destructive sequences and then actively constructing a more emotionally open and receptive way of interacting, one in which partners feel safe confiding their hidden fears and longings.
— Sue Johnson, PhD