I provide therapy for couples discouraged with, and in relationships that have lost an emotional connection. Working from an approach known as Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), clients learn to identify disruptive patterns that include, blaming, criticizing, defensiveness, expressions of contempt, and emotional or physical distancing. By working to identify the negative patterns of behavior that led to the loss of the emotional bond, each individual learns to build trust and form a secure base to reach out to one another. Once the negative cycle is identified the couple can begin to rebuild the safety and trust necessary to have a deep connection and satisfying relationship.
Emotionally Focused Therapy is an evidence-based treatment that focuses on the emotional bond between partners. It presumes that relational problems arise from a disruption in this bond. This approach focuses on increasing connection, trust and safety between partners. It is based on the work of Dr. Sue Johnson. Please visit the International Center For Emotionally Focused Therapy for additional information http://www.iceeft.com.