About Elisa Horton

The Better Together Counseling Mission

Better Together’s mission is to provide effective relationship counseling that will serve to secure and enhance your most important connections across time. Let me help you stop the cycle of disconnect, hurt, misunderstandings, anxiety, and anger, and show you how to get back to understanding, closeness, safety, security, and connecting.

About Elisa Horton

Hi! I am Elisa Horton, M.Ed., Ed.S., LMFT, LMHC, NCC , founder of Better Together Counseling located in Palm City, FL. I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT – Florida license MT2182), and Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC – Florida license MH8749), and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC – #79676).  I am a proud graduate of the University of Florida.

I’ve been studying Emotionally Focused Therapy, EFT (for couples counseling) and Emotionally Focused Family Therapy, EFFT,  since 2014.  EFT and EFFT were created from the brilliant work of Dr. Sue Johnson who is known as the best couples counselor in the world according to Dr. John Gottman who is one of the top relationship researchers in the world.

I believe in EFT wholeheartedly and have attended a Hold Me Tight couples enhancement workshop with my own husband/partner of over 20 years to get the personal experience of the model.

Advanced Certifications & Training (specific to marriage and family therapy)

  • 2 day Intro to EFT taken in 11/2014 taught by Dr. Sue Johnson
  • 4 day Externship taken 5/20-24/15 taught by Michael Barnett, LPC
  • EFT Core Skills Training weekends taken 6/26/2015, 8/2015, 10/2015, 1/2016, and 3/2016 taught by Dr. Lisa Ruderman & Dr. Marleen Best
  • 2 day EFT training Facing the Dragon Together – using EFT to Treat Traumatized Couples (5/2016) –  taught by Dr. Sue Johnson
  • 2 day EFT training in Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT 2/2017) taught by Gail Palmer, RMFT, MSW and James Furrow, PhD
  • 2 day training Working with Shame in EFT – Presented by Dr. Rebecca Jorgensen
  • 2 day master class Going into the Fire with Highly Escalated Couples – Presented by George Faller, MS, LMFT
  • Assisted at 4 day EFT Externship as a helper (8/2016) taught by Michael Barnett, LPC
  • Assisted at Core Skills as a helper 1/2017-8/2017 taught by
  • Completed supervision requirements in 2017 but continues current supervision towards EFT certification with various master EFT certified supervisors
  • Gottman Method Couple Therapy Level I (2012)
  • Gottman Method Couple Therapy Level II (2013)
  • PREP®: The Prevention & Relationship Enhancement Program (certified 2008)
  • Collaborative Divorce Training (2019)