Dr. Kaufman uses many tools and perspectives. She uses Emotion-focused-Therapy (EFT) to bring a full spectrum of feelings into the therapy room. She looks at the "Couples Dance", the way each one can move in tune with the other, get out of tune, step on the other's toes, step away or towards each other. Dr. Kaufman incorporate each member's character, attachment style and family of origin into a systemic view that looks at where the dance "works", vs. the places where it requires new steps and change. She uses Relational Life Therapy when she focuses on the way couples trigger vulnerabilities and defenses in each other - helping them eliminate destructive cycles and learn better ways to collaborate, increase intimacy, and parent if they have children. She has been trained at the Ackerman and the William Alanson White Couples Training Institutes and is a certified couples therapist.