Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)

Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT) is a short-term, systematic, and tested intervention to reduce distress in adult love relationships and create more secure attachment bonds.  The same approach is used in treating families (EFFT). 70-75% of couples recover from marital distress and 90% of couples significantly improve according to outcome studies.

Do you get into it with your partner and feel like, “Here we go again…”? Or perhaps something major has happened, like illness, an affair, family crisis, depression or anxiety, or job loss.  EFT is proven to help couples get out of ruts, heal from the pain of disconnection or relationship injuries, and deepen the bond between partners where each partner feels satisfied and connected in the relationship. 

Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT)

familyshadowsEFFT is the same model as EFT and is designed to work with families.  My work with families has included blending families, divorce, adoption, eating disorders, trauma, loss, moving, academic support, ADHD, autism spectrum, and family distress.  We meet the first time with as many members of the family as possible, and then work in pairs through every bond in the family.

EFFT is the shortest-term emotionally focused therapy due to the nature of biology and parenting in negotiating the bonds.  Families find this type of therapy validating, helpful, and reduces stress efficiently and effectively.

Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT)

floralpathEFIT is EFT for Individuals and encompasses working with an individual and therapist in the office. As part of the EFIT process, attachment bonds, emotion, and restructuring come together to help clients find strength, healing, and the ability to find closeness in healthy relationships.

I’m certified in EFT through the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy.  You can read more about EFT and ICEEFT at


My treatment areas include:

  • Affairs
  • Relationship distress
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Trauma
  • Family Therapy
  • Blending families
  • Life transitions
  • Intimacy issues