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Learn more about Empathi and how it works

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About Empathi

Empathi provides personalized relationship guidance for individuals and couples of all backgrounds and types of relationships.

Inspired by attachment theory, improvisational dance and theatre, experiential psychotherapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy (where 86% of couples show significant improvement and 73% get better and stay better), Empathi walks you step by step through how to get out of conflict, make up, and have more fun with the person you love.

We know what makes love work, but there are often so many barriers to getting the wisdom and support needed. We aim to offer real help for the millions of couples in the world who want it.

Empathi helps to create emotional wisdom and transformational experiences that engender connection, empathy and more snuggling for all.

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Mission

Empathi is committed to providing individuals and couples with the most effective practices for creating amazing relationships.

Practicing empathy with yourself and your significant other strengthens your ability to have empathy for your family, neighbors, community, opponents, and the world. By healing ourselves, we can help in the healing of others. The practice of empathy is our best bet to ensuring that humanity not only survives but thrives!

You could say that our ultimate mission is world peace. 😉

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Methodology

Empathi is inspired by attachment theory, improvisational dance and theatre, experiential psychotherapy, and the clinically-proven methodology of emotionally focused therapy (EFT) created by Dr. Sue Johnson. With EFT, 86% of couples show significant improvements in their relationship and 73% recover completely from distress and tend to stay emotionally connected and satisfied into the future.

“Love has an immense ability to help heal the devastating wounds that life sometimes deals us. Love also enhances our sense of connection to the larger world. Loving responsiveness is the foundation of a truly compassionate, civilized society.”

― Sue Johnson, “Hold Me Tight: Your Guide to the Most Successful Approach to Building Loving Relationships”

Important Note: The Empathi Quiz, the resulting personal and relationship reports and the personalized prompts are supplemental, and not able to, on their own, gain the results of in-person, emotionally focused counseling. Integrating this information and transforming your relationship towards greater connection takes time, attention, and most importantly, shared empathic experiences. Empathi is here to help you attain the emotionally transformational experiences you need, and serves as the first step on your journey to a better relationship.

Meet Our Team

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Fiachra "Figs" O'Sullivan

Chief Empathy Officer

Husband, dad, wounded-healer and reformed Biz Dev guy, Figs (as heard on NPR's All Things Considered) is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, certified in EFT. He's passionate about helping couples feel more connected.

Learn more about Figs’ counseling and coaching practice by visiting TherapyWithFigs.com.

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Andrea Engstrom

Chief Storyteller

Daydreamer and antisocial butterfly, Andrea has put her wild imagination to good use at some of the most creative places on Earth, including EA, ABC, MTV, Yahoo! and FOX. She believes in leaping before you're ready, and building your wings on the way down.

She's committed to helping cultivate more empathy and connection in the world.

Address    1131 Irving St., San Francisco CA 94122    |    Email   figs@empathi.com