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About Us


Meet Travis Atkinson

Founder & Director of the Loving at Your Best Plan

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 30 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 served on the Executive Board for the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST) as Media Coordinator from 2014 to 2020. He was awarded an Honorary Lifetime Membership in ISST for his dedicated work to advance schema therapy. Travis 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.

Travis is licensed in New York State as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Vermont as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker.

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