Meet Laurel and Noah, Hold Me Tight® Portland Lead Facilitators

Our Hold Me Tight® Portland workshops are led by:

Laurel Marshall, MA, LMFT

Laurel Marshall, MA, LMFT

Certified EFT Therapist

A licensed marriage and family therapist with experience and training working with couples using Emotion Focused Therapy since 2010. Laurel has a private practice in Oregon and Washington state. She works with couples to identify and heal relationship dynamics that cause them distress, deepen vulnerability, intimacy and foster a secure and sacred connection with each other.

Laurel is an enthusiastic and passionate facilitator of the Hold Me Tight® Workshop. Since 2018, she has been holding workshops in both Portland and Seattle, helping couples build intimacy and strengthen their relationships. Laurel brings to the Hold Me Tight® workshops her decades of experience working with couples as a licensed marriage and family therapist, her training in Emotional Focused Therapy and her own personal experiences with the work of building intimacy in her own long-term marriage. When Laurel isn’t talking, reading or writing about relationships, she is out singing, kayaking or scuba diving with her husband.

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Noah Roost, Ph.D.

Noah Roost, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Noah Roost is a licensed clinical psychologist, who has been practicing Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) for the last 8 years. During those years, it has been a tremendous privilege to witness couples learning to resolve conflicts through recognition of their cycle, braving the vulnerability of sharing fears with their partner, and growing closer as a result. He is grateful to spend his life helping couples love one another more deeply. Not only has EFT shaped him professionally, it was transformative in his own marriage and in his friendships. In addition to EFT, he draws from mindfulness based practices, and has been a regular meditator for over 20 years. When he is not geeking out on EFT and other therapy practices, he is spending time with his wife and two sons, painting, mountain biking, laughing, and cuddling with their enormous goofy dog.

(503) 757- 7260

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Upcoming Dates:
Oct 13-14, 2023
Jan 12-13, 2024
May 17-18, 2024
Dec 6-7, 2024

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