Julie and Allison

Julie and Allison are a mother-daughter teaching team with a fun, positive, and interactive teaching style.  Both have extensive experience working with couples and a passion to help more couples achieve closeness and safe connection.  Julie and Allison are also committed Christians who believe the science of love and Christian Scriptures are completely aligned about relationships; what is referred to as Attachment Science.  


Julie Black, LMFT completed her clinical training at Western Seminary and has over 13 years of experience with EFT and was trained by Sue Johnson, Ph.D.  She is also certified in EMDR (Eye-Movement-Desensitization and Reprocessing) and has practiced in the Sacramento Area for over 19 years. Julie has many years of experience working with churches, pastors and other community leaders.   Since 2013 she has also been the Director of Counseling at Bayside Church.  


Allison B. Harrington Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist.  Dr. Harrington completed her Bachelor’s degree in Human Development at The University of California, San Diego.  She received her Master’s and Doctorate degrees in clinical psychology from Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University in southern California.  The education at Rosemead included additional training in the integration of spirituality with the field of psychology. Dr. Harrington has advanced training in EFT with couples and families.