I specialize in Emotion Freedom Therapy/Techniques (EFT). In the past, I specialized in Cognitive Behavior Therapy. I have changed my approach to EFT because it is much more effective than CBT and other talk therapies, works much faster, and is a pleasant type of therapy.

EFT is a practical therapy and self-help method that is like acupressure for the emotions. It is popular in many countries, including Canada, England, Ireland, and Australia. You can use EFT for almost anything. It is a game changer.  It is based on Asian medicine dating back to 4000 B.C.

There are over 100 published studies that demonstrate EFT’s effectiveness. Go to the AAMET (The Association for the Advancement of Meridian Energy Techniques) website to read more about EFT.  AAMET is a nonprofit international organization.

I believe food is medicine and that certain supplements are important (e.g., a high quality multivitamin/mineral supplement & high quality fish oil). I am a proponent of meditation, including mindfulness-based and unfocused mantra-based. Ziva Meditation is really effective.  Also, The Simple Habit meditation app is awesome.


  • 1985 – Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI Ph.D. in Behavioral Psychology
  • 1994 – University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, NY Completed 2 year fellowship at the Pain Treatment Center

Professional Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association
  • New York State Psychological Association
  • Genesee Valley Psychological Association

Issues Treated

  • Academic Underachievement
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia
  • Internet Addiction
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Esteem Problems
  • Weight Loss
Kathleen Wright-Knothe, Ph.D. | Partner