Couples Therapy

My therapy work with couples is heavily informed by Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples. EFT for couples is an empirically supported couples treatment pioneered by international couples therapy expert Dr. Sue Johnson.
It recognizes that relationship distress results from a perceived threat to basic adult needs for safety, security and closeness in intimate relationships. This experiential/systemic therapy focuses on helping each partner reprocess the emotional experience underlying the rigid negative interactional patterns that keep them stuck. Through a series of well-defined stages the therapist takes the couple from conflict deadlock to creating new bonding interactions.