Travis Atkinson, L.C.S.W., is the director and creator of the Loving at Your Best Plan. He has extensive training in marriage and couples therapy, based on nearly 20 years in practice and certificates from top-rated couples therapy programs, including:

  • Certified Advanced Schema Couples Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer
  • Certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist and Supervisor
  • Certified Gottman Method Couples Therapist

Travis also serves on the executive board for the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST) as Public Affairs Coordinator, and is a Founding Member of the New York Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy (NYCEFT).

Travis has trained couples therapists nationally and internationally for many years, including recent trainings in Italy, South Korea, the Netherlands, Russia, and the New England Educational Institute in Cape Cod. He is a supervisor and trainer at the Schema Therapy Institute, and is co-author of the latest schema mode therapy inventory, the SMI. He is the author of “Schema Therapy for Couples: Healing Partners in a Relationship” in the Handbook of Schema Therapy (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012). Travis is featured in a training video for therapists working with gay and lesbian couples by Sue Johnson, Ph.D., the founder of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. He holds graduate degrees from New York University in Clinical Social Work and Management.

Quite Amazing. Travis is a remarkable therapist. He is highly attuned and skillful in the fine art of purposeful relationship therapy deftly integrating aspects of attachment theory and affect regulation. He sees what few can.
— Independently Verified Client
Thanks, Travis! Travis is not your ordinary therapist. He is uniquely gifted at understanding relationships, human emotions, and their deep underlying causes. And his empathetic careful approach helps you feel comfortable to explore these yourself, like you never have before. If you are lucky enough to spend time with him, you will come to understand that you are in the presence of a very special person. He has made a huge difference in my life.
— Independently Verified Client

Certified Advanced Schema Couples Therapist, Supervisor & Trainer

Certified Advanced Schema Couples Therapist, Supervisor & Trainer

Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist & Supervisor

Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist & Supervisor

Certified Gottman Method Couples Therapist

Certified Gottman Method Couples Therapist

Advanced Training from Daniel J. Siegel's Mindsight Institute

Advanced Training from Daniel J. Siegel's Mindsight Institute