Attachment Issues

Years in Practice

25 years +


Visalia CA 93291 - United States



Additional Expertise

Author, Counselor/Therapist, Marriage Educator, Marriage/Couples Counselor, Psychotherapist, Speaker/Presenter

I Practice in

My state/province only



I Believe

Being committed to commitment by itself will not maintain and grow a relationship. Being committed to lifetime emotional connection is the key to relationship growth and security. ~ Dr. Michael Regier

About Michael W. Regier, PhD

Dr. Michael Regier is a certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist and Supervisor. He teaches couples the big picture of attachment, helps them heal relationship injuries and create new attachment bonds to promote healthy patterns of living and loving. Michael maintains a busy couples practice while supervising and teaching therapists and psychiatric residents.

As a therapist, writer and educator I help couples find the love and security they need to live happy authentic lives.

Michael and his wife Paula co-authored and published Emotional Connection: The Story & Science of Preventing Conflict & Creating Lifetime Love. Paula writes the story of a couple in crisis and Michael narrates the therapy sessions and science that heals their relationship. Emotional Connection captivates, resonates and educates. It has been helpful for hundreds of couples to understand their relationship hurts and heartaches and find the path for healing and lifetime love. In addition, they have developed the Emotional Connection Relationship Foundations Online Course which teaches individuals and couples how to get it right from the start, how to make sense of previous relationship failures, and how to create a strong relationship to withstand the tests of time.

Our passion and mission is to reach and teach individuals and couples how to get relationship right from the start. To that end, we have developed an online program teaching healthy attachment and the value and keys to emotional connection: Emotional Connection Relationship Foundations. Learn more about our online relationship education course by following this link.

Michael earned his Ph.D. from the California School of Professional Psychology. He has over 30 years of experience working with diverse client populations in inpatient, outpatient, addictions and corporate settings. He is a former faculty member at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland and is currently an adjunct faculty member at the Kaweah Delta Psychiatric residency program in Visalia, California. He is also a Certified EFT Supervisor and Couples Therapist.


Click here to download FREE chapters of Emotional Connection.


Learn more about Michael’s therapy, writing and teaching at MichaelRegier.com and RelationalU.com.


Michael W. Regier, PhD Success Stories

More Connected Than Ever

“We have been to 5 therapists and have spent thousands of dollars. And now in just a few sessions we are more connected than ever.” ~ Anonymous Client

Truly Blessed

“Dr. Regier has counseled us through a major storm in our relationship and we feel that we have now attached to one another in a new way. He is a remarkably gifted counselor and we have been truly blessed by his practice.” ~ Anonymous Client

Power of Attachment


"I have yet to see a book explain the power of attachment in a way that draws the reader into the story of another. I couldn’t put it down. Few books take a reader into an experience where they can relate to and remember the information. This book accomplishes that." ~ Joshua Straub, Ph.D.Author, Safe House: How Emotional Safety is the Key to Raising Kids Who Live, Love, and Lead Well

Much Needed Message

"This special and unique combination of fiction and science offers a much-needed message about love and bonding. Written for the general public but also very informative to all couple therapists, the poignant love story of Ben and Claire will illuminate romantic connection for all that are lucky enough to read Emotional Connection." ~ Paul A. Aikin, Ph.D.

Preventing Emotional Distancing

"The book is a story from which every married couple can benefit. It tells a story of staying emotionally connected and preventing emotional distancing. It also tells a story of going through a love-crisis and coming out of it emotionally healthy, strong, and reconnected. Only then can a couple begin to live a life-long love affair together."more

The book is long overdue. Many marriages have struggled without the professional and personal insights of the Regiers.​​" ~ Allan G. Hedberg, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist

Story, Science & Analysis makes sense of it all!

"I am really liking the book Emotional Connection! We had some hard times this week and we read the book out loud to each other, and a number of points really hit home. It's rare to find a book that's so well written and includes story, science, and analysis in it. I really appreciate it, and it makes what could be an otherwise complicated therapy process make so more sense.  So, thank you for writing it!"

Emotional Connection Relationship Foundations Online Course

"It ought to be against the law to marry without passing this course!" ~ Peter E.more

Review of Emotional Connection Online Course

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