There are many reasons couples seek therapy, often surrounding conflict and disconnection. The following are the most common issues couples come to my office seeking counseling: conflict, disconnection, infidelity, adjusting to the empty nest, divorce discernment, impact of stress on relationship, impact of physical and mental health, parenting, co-parenting, step parenting, and lack of intimacy.
I use the principles of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT) and the clients' input in order to address the questions they often ask themselves about their most important relationship: “Do I matter deeply to my partner? Will he/she be there for me when I need them most? Do I feel safe and secure enough in this relationship to be my full and authentic self?”
These questions are typically at the root of why couples argue and why they become distant from one another. EFT – a highly researched, effective, and evidence-based treatment – focuses on the emotional bond between partners, presuming that most relational problems arise from a disruption in this bond. It helps partners learn not only to be more open and trusting with each other, but also to reach out for one another more effectively.
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