EMOTIONALLY FOCUSED THERAPY (EFT)
So, what really is helpful in couples counseling?
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) is a proven and effective treatment for distressed couples and families. This is backed by extensive research. EFT for couples is one of the few therapies that is proven to help couples get back to their loving feelings, be connected, secure and happy in their relationship.
EFT works by helping couples to strengthen their connection and attachment bond as well as break bad communication patterns. Having strong connection and a safe attachment means several things: couples feel safe together, know they are the most important person to their partner, are more flexible in problem-solving, more skilled at communication, and feel connected to one another. The same old fight is finally resolved! The walls that kept you away from each other come down and the feelings that brought you together, in the beginning, revive and grow.
If you and your partner get caught in the same old argument over and over or if you feel distant from your partner, this treatment can help. It is a model that gets right to the heart of the matter. There is no (or minimal) “homework” as you will be making these changes right during your session.
A GOLD STANDARD OF COUPLES THERAPY
EFT has been found to be the most effective treatment method to date with numerous peer reviewed articles to prove it. As a model of couples therapy, it is considered the “gold standard” as no other form of couple therapy has surpassed current research (including comparisons to Gottman Method and Imago). With a highly trained EFT Therapist, unlike most couples treatment, you will not need to be in counseling for years either. It is generally a shorter term model (6 – 8 months average). The other very important piece is that these results have also been long-lasting. No other therapy treatment approach to treat couples in distress has matched these results!