Loretta Sparks Professional bio

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Loretta Sparks, Founding EFT Master, LMFT, DCEP, is the Founder and Director of the Self Care Power Institute. She is a licensed psychotherapist, a Diplomate of Comprehensive Energy Psychotherapy, EFT Founding Master and an EFTCert-Honors practitioner. As an educator and trainer, she has trained mental health professionals and the public, nationally, in EFT since 1996. Even though Loretta has trained extensively with the developers of a number of energy psychotherapies, she has chosen to focus her work on EFT not only because of its effectiveness, but also because of the ease with which it can be accessed and learned.


Sparks, L. (2011). Emotional freedom techniques personal peace procedure: A guidebook. (2nd ed.). Hermosa Beach, CA: Author. www.SelfCarePower.com

Sparks, L. (2011). Stress relief with EFT.  Hermosa Beach, CA:  Author. www.SelfCarePower.com

Sparks, L (2009). Addiction and EFT. In P.L Bruner & J.B. Boullough (Eds.), EFT and beyond: Cutting edge techniques for personal transformation. Saffron Walden, Essex, U.K.: Energy Publications, Ltd.

Sparks, L. (2007).  Emotional Freedom Techniques and Recovery.  Counselor:  The Magazine for Addiction Professionals, pp 42-43.

Sparks, L. (2006). Addiction. In R. Ball (Ed.), Freedom at your fingertips: Get rapid physical and emotional relief with the breakthrough system of tapping. Fredericksburg, VA: Inroads Publishing

Sparks, L. (2005). Using EFT for trauma and physical pain. In P. Mountrose & J. Mountrose (Eds.), The heart and soul of EFT and beyond: A soulful approach to the Emotional Freedom Techniques and holistic healing. Arroyo Grande, CA: Holistic Communications.

Sparks, L. (2002). Energy psychotherapy as an adjunctive treatment for addiction. In F. P. Gallo (Ed.), Energy psychology in psychotherapy: A comprehensive source book. (pp 278-293). New York: W.W. Norton.

Licenses and Certifications

Diplomate of Comprehensive Energy Psychotherapy #1024 (ACEP) 2006.

Certified Emotional Freedom Technique Master Practitioner (2006).

Certified Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner, 1997.

Certified Thought Field Therapy Practitioner DX and Trainer (1996)

Certified Advanced Relapse Prevention Specialist CRPS #571 (1995), Cenaps.

Certified Addiction Specialist CAS # 3028 (1994), American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders.

Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 1993 (Center for Cognitive Therapy, Christine Padesky)

California Marriage, Family and Child Counselor L#7936 (1976)

California Community College Instructor Life Credential (1975) Psychology.

California Community College Counseling & Guidance Life Credential (1975)

California Standard Secondary Credential (1973) – not current.

Academic Degrees

Chapman University 1975 – MA in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling

California State University, Fullerton 1973 – BA in American Studies with emphasis in Minority Studies