What Is Emotionally Focused Therapy?
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is a short-term form of therapy that focuses on adult relationships and attachment/bonding. I work with clients to look at patterns in their relationships and create steps to formulate a more secure bond and develop trust to move the relationship in a healthier, more positive direction.
When To Use
Couples and families in distress can benefit from EFT and learn to improve their relationships. Often, you may be dealing with anger, fear, loss of trust, or sense of betrayal in a relationship. EFT has also been proven effective for couples who are having trouble coping with their own illness or that of a child. In addition to helping the distressed relationship, EFT can also help reduce individual symptoms of depression or trauma.
What to Expect
As an EFT therapist, I observe the dynamics between clients in the therapy setting, ties this behavior to the dynamics in their home lives, and helps direct new conversations and interactions based on more honest feelings. To accomplish this, I may encourage you to look at your current emotional issues and then help you discover feelings and emotions that you may not realize you have. You may discover deeper past feelings and vulnerabilities that are blocked by the more immediate emotions you display in your current relationship. You will learn to express these emotions in a way that will help you connect, rather than disconnect with your partner or family member. You will learn new ways to listen and stay attuned to another’s emotions and discover more productive ways to respond to emotional situations.