What is Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)?
I work with couples using an evidence-based therapy model called Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT). This approach emphasizes human attachment as a pivotal factor in understanding the way adult partners relate to one another.
EFT focuses on strengthening the emotional bond between partners by uniting against the negative pattern they get stuck in.
Research on couples who receive EFT therapy shows that 70-75% move from distress to recovery while 90% show significant improvement.
EFT Explained by Founder Dr. Sue Johnson
"I emphatically believe EFT is a powerful and transformative experience to share
with your partner that can create a new sense of safety and security in relationships
for even the most distressed couples."
How Can EFT Help Us?
Using evidenced-based techniques from the EFT model, I will support you and your partner in reestablishing a safe and secure connection together.
We will put your negative cycle patterns under the microscope to explore each of your unique experiences when your relationship gets stuck. Together we will identify the triggers which set your cycle in motion and create a shared understanding of how these negative patterns impede the deep connection you desire.
As we gain more clarity about your cycle, we will explore unmet needs that arise and make connections to past attachment wounds from your own experience.
This may also include any attachment injuries that have occurred in the relationship, such as affairs, addictions, and emotional abuse or neglect.
We will highlight opportunities for both of you to disrupt this pattern and create positive change within your relationship throughout the process.
Our therapy sessions will be a space to practice new ways of relating. You will learn tools to support improved communication and more consistent emotional regulation.
Over time, this process will allow you and your partner to catch these triggers and communicate in new ways in real time.
Using this approach, I have supported couples who were managing issues of infidelity, sexual trauma, addiction, and grief; as well as more general relationship stressors including communication difficulties, life transitions, compatibility questions, mental health issues, and decreased sex and intimacy.
I emphatically believe EFT is a powerful and transformative experience to share with your partner that can create a new sense of safety and security in relationships for even the most distressed couples.