jessica heaney vail relationship institute

Jessica Noel, LCSW

Certified eft Therapist
eft supervisor candidate
Owner of vail relationship institute

Working with Jessica has been critical to saving our marriage of 27 yrs. We’ve worked with several therapists over the past 20 years but none have had the significant positive impact on our relationship as our time with Jessica.
— C+L
Maggie Swonger Parent Coach

Maggie Swonger

Parent Coach



VRI began as a deep desire to repair and strengthen relationships through providing high quality counseling. The model of Emotionally Focused Therapy is at the backbone of VRI’s counseling, coaching, courses and events. All because it carries the best research on its effectiveness and it is all about connection!

 When relationships are healed, there is a powerful multiplier effect. Clients continuously report that they become more engaged parents, more compassionate business leaders, better employees, and more loving family members. Essentially, they become more connected in all their relationships. How amazing is that?!  

So my question has become: “How can I (and we) do more of this good work? Because it is literally changing the world!

We are actively growing here in the Vail Valley and beyond. We serve clients from Eagle, Lake, Summit, Grand, Garfield, and Pitkin counties. In addition, we have an incredible community on Facebook and Instagram (come follow along with us). We are continually collaborating with inspiring partners so that we can expand our impact.

We love what we do!


To be the premier resource for repairing, strengthening and connecting relationships.


Service. Community. Connection

Our Partners

big heart big hands

Big Heart Big Hands

partnering to providing no cost counseling to those
impacted by backcountry rescues. Learn More!

Vail Resorts Employee Assistance Program

Western Colorado EFT

Colorado Center for EFT

ICEEFT Member (international center for eft)


Where have you seen us???

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Regular Contributor to CO Yoga + Life

Regular Contributor to CO Yoga + Life

Guest Contributor

Guest Contributor

Regular Column about relationships in the mountains

Regular Column about relationships in the mountains

Guest writer for Backpacker Magazine

Guest writer for Backpacker Magazine

Spoke on a panel about trauma in the backcountry

Spoke on a panel about trauma in the backcountry