Meet the Empathi Team

Work face-to-face with one of our highly-trained coaches, in person or online.
We meet with couples and/or individuals to provide customized support.

“We´re Figs and Teale, the founders of Empathi. We´re also husband and wife, so working on relationships is not just a job, it´s our way of life. We´re dedicated to making sure everybody gets the support they need.

“We´re Figs and Teale, the founders of Empathi. We´re also husband and wife, so working on relationships is not just a job, it´s our way of life. We´re dedicated to making sure everybody gets the support they need.

Schedule a free, confidential consultation today. One of our highly qualified counselors will learn what´s happening with your relationship, then come up with a support plan to meet your particular needs.”

Schedule Your Free Consult Or start with our confidential Empathi Discovery Quiz to learn about your relationship habits

The Empathi Team

Fiachra "Figs" O'Sullivan

Chief Empathi Officer
Chief Empathi Officer, Husband, dad, wounder-healer and featured on NPR´s All Things Considered as a champion for healthy relationships.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, certified in EFT for couples. He´s the creator of the Empathi method and the certification process for Empathi coaches. His life´s mission is to help couples feel more connected.

Teale O'Sullivan


Teale has a special focus on cultural sensitivity, parenting, and how to prevent and repair affairs and other relationship injuries. She loves working with people to facilitate their greater sense of self-acceptance and capacity to experience joy and connection.

Romona Mukherjee


Dancer, yogi, and evolutionary guide. With a degree from Columbia University and 10+ years of experience as a mindfulness-based coaching in NYC and now the San Francisco Bay Area. Her mission is to help individuals evolve into their fullest selves, and couples evolve into their best relationship.

Ford Peck


A gentle man who walks the talk, a loyal long-time partner in a committed relationship. Ford is a certified teacher and senior trainer in iRest, helping train coaches and therapists in this somatic healing practice. He is also certified in yoga therapy and SHEN therapy for emotional healing. Ford's passion is helping clients find fulfilling connection with themselves and in their relationships.

Karen Gordon


Karen is skilled at helping couples understand the painful cycle of conflict they’re stuck in and guiding them back to safety, connection, and love. She is known by her clients for offering direct and honest feedback with love, warmth, and humor. Karen specializes in working with couples and individuals dealing with relationship issues. She is trained in Gottman Couples work and has intensive training in EFT for Couples.

Lauren Williams


As an individual and couples coach, Lauren collaborates with clients in the brave work of tuning into underlying feelings to facilitate authentic connection and a sense of being more fully alive. Lauren brings openness, curiosity, and genuineness to her healing work and is sensitive to each client's unique needs and life experiences.

Stefanie Bond


Artist, animal lover, and impassioned mentor. Stefanie’s calling is to guide others in building greater capacities for challenging emotions so their lives can pulse with vitality and relationships thrive with connection. She completed the Somatic Experiencing Practitioner training, an effective mind-body approach aimed to improve symptoms of stress. Chronic pain and addiction recovery are some of Stefanie’s notable specializations.

Michael Sousa


As an East Coast kid, Michael was trained in the art of stuffing feelings and putting on a smile. Through relationship and parenting, he learned that the brightest smile comes from knowing and sharing the darkest, most broken parts. A relationship coaching enthusiast that knows the map and the way forward, but most importantly, what it’s like to travel the road. From this place, he is committed to compassionately addressing even the most difficult parts of your relationship.

Joanna Calabrese


Relationships are a mirror, portal, and cauldron to Joanna, who believes a little bit of work can lead to transformative relief within a relationship. She is a skilled supporter who has personal experience with monogamous, polyamorous, and open relationships. Joanna is trained in a range of therapy approaches, but most of all, she is known for bringing mindfulness and an attitude of gratitude to her work with clients. Formerly a political advocate, Joanna now advocates for people like you, seeking the love they desire.


Empathi creature
Relentless Lover

Jo is an imaginal being in service to you and your partner, to reflect back relationship behaviors in a fun, engaging, and non-threatening way. Jo embodies the set of human emotions, judgments, and strategies commonly used by people the emotional bonding style we call the Relentless Lover. By providing an external focus for you and your partner in the Empathi Exploration Quiz, Reports and Courses, Jo hopes you will be able to see your relationship behaviors with more clarity and self-compassion.


Empathi creature
Reluctant Lover

Just like Jo, Pat is an imaginal being in service to your relationship, although from the perspective of the common emotional bonding style we call the Reluctant Lover. Pat also reviews your answers to the Empathi Exploration Quiz and helps reflect back ways of being in love, because sometimes it is easier to see ourselves from an outside perspective. Pat has a deeply poignant way of illustrating relationship behaviors—and might even help you have a good laugh or two at yourself!

Schedule Your Free Consult

Or start our confidential Empathi Discovery Quiz
to learn about your relationship habits

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Email   Phone   +14159673447