Emotionally Focused Therapists in Irvine, CA

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Paul Cloud Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
As a therapist, I utilize Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
Thank you for taking the time to consider me as your therapist. As your therapist, I aim to provide a safe and secure therapeutic relationship, allowing you to feel comfortable enough to explore a more rewarding and satisfying relationship with yourself, significant others, and the ever evolving world around you.
(949) 694-3734
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Irvine, CA 92612
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Marriage/Couples ~ Hyland and Associates
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
At Hyland and Associates, our therapists specialize in couples counseling using a highly effective method for healing relationships- Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).
Are you and your partner stuck in patterns and cycles of conflict that leave you both feeling misunderstood, unheard, disconnected, sad and/or lonely? Do you find yourselves gridlocked over a particular issue that you just cannot seem to get past? Or, perhaps you are the best of friends, but have just lost the spark you once had. We teach couples to recognize the dance that occurs between them, to uncover and understand the deeper meaning beneath the disconnect, anger, frustration, and pain. Once we are able to identify the patterns, cycles and the emotions that drive them, we can then work to improve connection.
(949) 381-5079
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Irvine, CA 92618
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Julie J. Wells
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
For couples counseling I use Emotionally Focused Therapy, an empirically proven method of healing relationships based on attachment theory.
Located near the Irvine Spectrum, I invite you to come in for a free consultation to learn how I can help heal anxiety, depression,adult children of alcoholics, and create better relationships for couples and families. Therapy is not a one-size-fits-all, let me assess what is going on for you and learn about the areas of stress in your life. I use a variety of methods, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Relaxation/Guided Imagery and Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples and families. I also specialize in blended families and co-parenting issues as a certified Parenting with Love and Logic Facilitator.
(949) 531-7072
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Irvine, CA 92618
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Heaven Zeen
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Through a solution-focused and an emotionally focused lens, I guide my clients to look inward and truly reflect on how past traumas are affecting them.
I am currently working with couples, families, and individuals. I have worked with a wide variety of issues ranging from grief, self-esteem, family and relationship conflict, sexual desire discrepancies, shame, neurodiversity, depression, and anxiety.
(714) 868-8619
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Irvine, CA 92614
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Jaci Schoen - Relationship Specialist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
While working from an interpersonal, relational perspective with all clients, I incorporate Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT) when working with couples, and use experiential methods and expressive arts approaches for both individuals and groups.
If you’ve experienced difficulties in your current relationship you may be torn between fulfillment of your innermost needs and reactivation of your deepest wounds. These rifts may overshadow your ability to feel joy, wellness and hopefulness. We will work together to rebuild and enliven your connection. My calm, empathic demeanor invites you into a confidential, nonjudgmental space where we can discuss your concerns. My goal is to foster a trusting therapy relationship with you as we address these concerns, nourish your healing process, and encourage your ongoing personal growth.
(714) 202-4742
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Irvine, CA 92614
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Lala Oliveria
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I take a whole person, trauma informed approach and have advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems and Applied Behavior Analysis.
Are you struggling with being yourself lately? Are your worries increasing, and your thoughts less logical? I’m here to work with you and for you. To help get your life back on the course you want it to be on. Rediscover what brings you joy and happiness in your life. I have over 15 years of experience in the behavioral health field, working with clients of various backgrounds and needs. I earned my masters of Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage Family Therapy and Clinical Counseling from Azusa Pacific University, an active California-Board of Behavioral Sciences Marriage and Family Therapist License.
(949) 732-1893
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Irvine, CA 92618
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Tara Bormand
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified
Verified
By creating a safe space, I help my clients explore their thoughts, emotions, and triggers in the therapeutic process. Through an experiential lens, I help people explore their negative thinking patterns, unmet emotional needs, and behavioral responses to stressors. My style is directive, yet collaborative in inspiring people to create their new stories. The goal of our journey in therapy is to help you feel more connected and secure in your identity and build meaningful relationships with others.
(714) 464-7984
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Irvine, CA 92614
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Gosha Domagala @ Wellspring Family Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I'm supportive, respectful and direct in my approach, I lean into Gottman and Emotionally Focused therapy to foster greater connection and communication.
Do you feel like you and your partner speak two different languages? Do you feel misunderstood, hurt and resentful, do you avoid conflict or get stuck in the same argument over and over? Reaching out for help doesn't mean that your relationship is beyond repair. It’s difficult to see your own unhelpful patterns when you are right in the middle of it. You can break the cycle and feel more connected and closer to your partner. You can learn how you can be yourself and be in a satisfying relationship. You can learn how to express your needs and be heard.
(949) 647-4981
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Irvine, CA 92612
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Mitra Golriz Counseling & Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Certified in DBT and EMDR providing individual and group therapy to help with symptoms related to anxiety, depression, PTSD, self destructive behaviors, childhood trauma, that is impacting your adult life. Therapy is not a one-size-fits-all, let me assess what is going on for you and learn about the areas of stress in your life. I use a variety of methods including Mindfulness, Emotionally Focused therapy, Trauma focused, and CBD.
(949) 429-4683
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Irvine, CA 92612
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Cynthia Peikoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
In my work with couples, I have trained extensively in Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples written about in the bestselling books of Dr.
Can heartbreak be cured? If so, how long will it take? Must it hurt so much? Is therapy going to help? Sadly, a broken heart cannot be cured; as with the loss of any beloved, grieving is unavoidable. But yes, a therapist helps by journeying alongside you, listening, offering comfort and wisdom gained from years of helping others regain their footing and with time, trust in love again. Why not you?
(949) 312-5716
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Irvine, CA 92604
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Justin Chang
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I work with an attachment-based and trauma-informed lens through the clinical models of Bowen Theory, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing).
Come as you are. It takes significant courage to reach out when you are struggling. If you feel stuck in challenges with anxiety, depression, loneliness, relationships, trauma, life transitions, self-worth, addiction, grief or anger, I would like to walk with you through the difficulties to assist with bearing pain, experiencing relief, healing, and growing.
(714) 769-8709
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Irvine, CA 92606
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Joy of Life Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MBA
Verified
Verified
I offer a no charge consultation because we both need to assess if we are a good fit. As an advanced trained Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist, I practice EFT - empirically validated therapy informed by cutting-edge neuroscience. When we meet, you will find that I have profound respect for you and do my best to support you by facilitating felt change via human relationship. I also support individuals experiencing relational distress, anxiety, depression, issues around sexuality and spirituality. I also use mindfulness to help clients access a deeper level of being and feel honored to have the privilege of facilitating healing.
(657) 220-7442
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Irvine, CA 92614
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Arash Shahangian
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CHT
Verified
Verified
I am also trained in Gottman Couples Therapy and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy to help repair and improve relationships.
Nobody is broken. We all have challenges and areas where we need to grow, and it takes bravery to face those aspects of ourselves that require growth. Being truly seen and truly heard make a world of difference in accelerating that process. I would like to be that difference for you. I have over 20 years' experience and am adept at holding space with empathy, love, and compassion. My style is sincere, warm, and engaging, and I have a facility for attunement to my clients and what they struggle with. I’m here to shine light with you and to provide a safe container to express and experience what needs to be seen, felt, or released.
(657) 245-4591
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Irvine, CA 92620
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Carla Rather-Long
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I approach each human with profound respect. Within the safety of authentic relationship, we work together to experience felt change, bodily and emotionally. New emotional experiences are powerful change agents. My specialties include: humanistic treatment for trauma intervention, neuroscience-informed relationship treatment, emotionally focused therapy, anti-oppression treatment. I work to support your experience of felt change via human relationship - relief.
(310) 227-3947
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Irvine, CA 92604
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Pamela J Hale
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am a certified EMDR therapist in addition to Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).
Are you ready to live a more connected life? Navigating life's transitions is an on going process and at times can cause anxiety, depression and relationship struggles. These issues deserve care and support that can be received by reaching out for help. I can help you can find ways to better manage the changes that life brings, or to initiate the changes you want to make.
(949) 482-4322
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Irvine, CA 92602
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Mindful Quest Relationship Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Also trained in one of the most effective treatments for couples, I use Emotionally Focused Therapy.
Intimate relationships are hard! Sometimes we feel disconnected and confused and no matter how hard we try, those feelings just don't go away. At times it becomes difficult to trust without becoming overwhelmed with anxiety. You wonder if s/he is cheating or planning on leaving, though you have no evidence of either. Maybe you feel s/he is too consumed by other areas in their life and have forgotten about you, which has you feeling lonely and questioning the relationship.
(949) 342-5947
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Irvine, CA 92620
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Dr. Natalie Zaragoza
Marriage & Family Therapist, DMFT, MS, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Welcome! I am a psychotherapist striving to deliver high-quality therapy that is holistic and tailored to you. I specialize in improving emotional health, navigating young adult issues and resolving relationship difficulties. I approach therapy holistically from a relational view and help clients gain more confidence in their relationships. I am passionately trauma-informed and have been trained in somatic experiencing (SE) through the Somatic Experiencing Institute. I have advanced training in emotionally focused therapy for individuals (EFIT) and couples (EFT) and am skilled at exploring and improving attachments.
(949) 558-2547
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Irvine, CA 92602
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Lisa M Stanton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I use Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) when working with couples and Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) when working with individuals.
I have had much success over 20 years in helping individuals, couples, and families resolve problems, achieve personal growth, and create satisfying relationships. I use primarily Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), a highly effective approach for couples and individuals. My clients usually feel better after sessions and find talking to me comfortable, supportive, and gratifying. I also have expertise in helping clients develop better mindfulness, coping, and communication skills. You will find I am most responsive to clients questions and concerns in between sessions.
(714) 886-9382
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Irvine, CA 92614
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Christine Monroe
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I am EMDRIA Certified, trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples, and sand tray therapy.
Sometimes it helps to talk about life's struggles and pain with someone who listens and understands. Sometimes we have become distant from the people most important to us and need help repairing relationships. Sometimes the people we needed to care for us have hurt us and we need help healing. Sometimes we have done things we regret and need help moving forward. Everyone desires to be known and accepted, but sometimes things happen to cause us to withdraw and give up on connecting with others. I would like to help you find healing, hope, and connection in your life.
(657) 237-2429
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Irvine, CA 92614
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Susie Ibrahim
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I am a Level 3 Trained Gottman Therapist and trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy utilizing strategies and techniques to manage conflict, build friendship, and share rituals of connections.
Are you tired of fighting with your partner? Are you noticing distrust as a result of betrayal? Do you want to communicate better? I specialize in Couples Counseling by assisting clients to enhance and strengthen their relationship. I support couples on their journey toward healing, repairing, and recovery. My approach is to identify focus on your relationship and work towards a stronger relationship. Let's take this journey together to discover ways to reconnect and enjoy life with your partner/spouse. My passion is working with couples and individuals to find peace, laughter, and happiness in relationships.
(714) 276-8643
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Irvine, CA 92602
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Emotionally Focused Therapists
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is an approach to therapy that helps clients identify their emotions, learn to explore and experience them, to understand them and then to manage them. Emotionally Focused Therapy embraces the idea that emotions can be changed, first by arriving at or 'living' the maladaptive emotion (e.g. loss, fear or shame) in session, and then learning to transform it. Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples seeks to break the negative emotion cycles within relationships, emphasizing the importance of the attachment bond between couples, and how nurturing of the attachment bonds and an empathetic understanding of each others emotions can break the cycles.