Emotion–image therapy (EIT) was developed by Nikolay Linde, PhD (psychology). Dr. Linde is a Russian psychotherapist, who has more than 40 years of professional experience in psychological consulting. He is the author of his original psychotherapeutic approach, which he developed in 1991. He is a founder and a president at the Center for Emotion-Image Therapy. He is leader of the EIT branch at the Professional Psychotherapeutic League of Russia, a senior lecturer, and a professor of Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis. Dr. Linde is the author of five books and more than 60 articles on psychotherapy. He has trained hundreds of EIT practitioners, consultants, teaches and supervises.