Emotionally Focused Therapists in Denver, CO

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Frances Russell
Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate , MFTC
Verified
Denver, CO 80246
With couples, I use Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and occasionally integrate solution-focused and Gottman techniques.
I work with clients who want to better understand how experiences in their family of origin have affected them and/or who want help navigating current relationships. Many of my clients have experienced past trauma, including complex, chronic and relational trauma. No matter your past, we’ll work to identify your goals and exactly what kind of life you’re hoping to have. We'll also process and challenge beliefs or experiences that may be holding you back.
With couples, I use Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and occasionally integrate solution-focused and Gottman techniques.
I work with clients who want to better understand how experiences in their family of origin have affected them and/or who want help navigating current relationships. Many of my clients have experienced past trauma, including complex, chronic and relational trauma. No matter your past, we’ll work to identify your goals and exactly what kind of life you’re hoping to have. We'll also process and challenge beliefs or experiences that may be holding you back.
(720) 868-9549 View (720) 868-9549
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Selena Vigue
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MFTC
Verified
Denver, CO 80211
I am professionally trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy, the most effective model that currently exists for couples, and an incredible method for individual work! I’ve worked with many couples, families, and individuals, and had the honor of seeing them come through this process triumphantly.
Feeling disconnected and tired of having the same conversations with your partner over and over without reaching a resolution can be taxing on your relationship. I help couples who would like to transform their communication skills, resolve conflicts, and feel connected to their partner again. I also work with individuals who are looking for a safe place to process and heal their pain from past trauma and relationships, that want to move forward feeling confident and empowered, but are unsure where to start.
I am professionally trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy, the most effective model that currently exists for couples, and an incredible method for individual work! I’ve worked with many couples, families, and individuals, and had the honor of seeing them come through this process triumphantly.
Feeling disconnected and tired of having the same conversations with your partner over and over without reaching a resolution can be taxing on your relationship. I help couples who would like to transform their communication skills, resolve conflicts, and feel connected to their partner again. I also work with individuals who are looking for a safe place to process and heal their pain from past trauma and relationships, that want to move forward feeling confident and empowered, but are unsure where to start.
(720) 445-8507 View (720) 445-8507
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Ruth Riley
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80237
“I am constantly stuck in negative thoughts”... “I have difficulty making sense or finding my purpose in life”... “It feels like my thoughts and emotions control my life”... “I often do not feel good enough”... I would be happy to walk with you as you explore these areas or other important parts of your life. I believe that together we can find the answers within you.
“I am constantly stuck in negative thoughts”... “I have difficulty making sense or finding my purpose in life”... “It feels like my thoughts and emotions control my life”... “I often do not feel good enough”... I would be happy to walk with you as you explore these areas or other important parts of your life. I believe that together we can find the answers within you.
(720) 729-9542 View (720) 729-9542
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Allison Kalivas
Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate, MFTC
Verified
Denver, CO 80209
In addition to a specialty in couples therapy using Emotionally-Focused Couples therapy (EFT), I specialize in trauma and eating disorders.
My passion is helping individuals and couples develop the tools to thrive. So often, we feel pressure to shrink ourselves to fit into external expectations. Therapy is a place to break free from those expectations and explore all aspects of yourself. We focus on how your past and present experiences impact your emotional wellness. By drawing connections between your emotions, thoughts, and experiences, one can learn how they impact your life and move towards healing and a meaningful life. Specific to couples therapy, I enjoy helping couples discover the underlying emotions driving discomfort and disconnection, leading to change.
In addition to a specialty in couples therapy using Emotionally-Focused Couples therapy (EFT), I specialize in trauma and eating disorders.
My passion is helping individuals and couples develop the tools to thrive. So often, we feel pressure to shrink ourselves to fit into external expectations. Therapy is a place to break free from those expectations and explore all aspects of yourself. We focus on how your past and present experiences impact your emotional wellness. By drawing connections between your emotions, thoughts, and experiences, one can learn how they impact your life and move towards healing and a meaningful life. Specific to couples therapy, I enjoy helping couples discover the underlying emotions driving discomfort and disconnection, leading to change.
(720) 675-7123 View (720) 675-7123
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Mary McWilliams
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80218
I'm passionate about bringing together emotionally-focused therapy (EFT) and sex therapy to create an environment where clients can be truly seen without shame or judgment.
Hello there! My name is Mary and I am here to help you grow in a supportive, non-judgmental environment free of shame. I am a Marriage and Family Therapy intern in Colorado and I am also earning my sex therapy certification through the Sexual Health Alliance. I am passionate about giving couples and individuals a shame-free space to talk about anything - including their intimate desires. I want to give people a place to understand their attachment needs and how it plays into their relationships and how they can change the dance in their current relationships.
I'm passionate about bringing together emotionally-focused therapy (EFT) and sex therapy to create an environment where clients can be truly seen without shame or judgment.
Hello there! My name is Mary and I am here to help you grow in a supportive, non-judgmental environment free of shame. I am a Marriage and Family Therapy intern in Colorado and I am also earning my sex therapy certification through the Sexual Health Alliance. I am passionate about giving couples and individuals a shame-free space to talk about anything - including their intimate desires. I want to give people a place to understand their attachment needs and how it plays into their relationships and how they can change the dance in their current relationships.
(720) 806-6036 View (720) 806-6036
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Lee LeGrice
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80211
I am a Certified AEDP Therapist and have had extensive training in EFT, IFS as well as interpersonal neurobiology.
Are you looking to deepen a healthy relationship, rejuvenate a worn-out one, or save one before it ends prematurely? How do you know if you need help? Contact me for a free phone consultation and we can discuss your concerns. We all want a safe, secure loving relationship but sometimes we need help. I can help you work through a difficult situation. Whether you are suffering from mild depression or more complex challenging problems we will work together as a team to identify and solve problems
I am a Certified AEDP Therapist and have had extensive training in EFT, IFS as well as interpersonal neurobiology.
Are you looking to deepen a healthy relationship, rejuvenate a worn-out one, or save one before it ends prematurely? How do you know if you need help? Contact me for a free phone consultation and we can discuss your concerns. We all want a safe, secure loving relationship but sometimes we need help. I can help you work through a difficult situation. Whether you are suffering from mild depression or more complex challenging problems we will work together as a team to identify and solve problems
(817) 385-7804 View (817) 385-7804
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Amanda Snyder
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80218
I specialize in trauma, relationship issues, and couples therapy, utilizing Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Attachment Therapy to foster deeper connection within relationships.
Hi there, I'm Amanda! I'm happy you're here and am excited to tell you what therapy with me looks like. Some key takeaways of my therapeutic style are that I offer direct feedback, express my empathy, and uncover the root of client’s issues to guide them toward transformative healing. Clients explain my therapeutic style as disarming, trusting that my direct feedback comes from a place of compassion. I’m passionate about uncovering the root of the client’s issues, believing that therapy is most beneficial when I can develop a secure relationship with my clients and empower them to grow.
I specialize in trauma, relationship issues, and couples therapy, utilizing Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Attachment Therapy to foster deeper connection within relationships.
Hi there, I'm Amanda! I'm happy you're here and am excited to tell you what therapy with me looks like. Some key takeaways of my therapeutic style are that I offer direct feedback, express my empathy, and uncover the root of client’s issues to guide them toward transformative healing. Clients explain my therapeutic style as disarming, trusting that my direct feedback comes from a place of compassion. I’m passionate about uncovering the root of the client’s issues, believing that therapy is most beneficial when I can develop a secure relationship with my clients and empower them to grow.
(720) 782-8816 View (720) 782-8816
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Dr. Felicia Greher
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
Denver, CO 80238  (Online Only)
My therapy approach is integrative, relational, and employs research-supported interventions tailored to the individual client and blends mindfulness-based, emotionally focused, attachment-based, trauma-informed, and cognitive-behavioral interventions.
Have you been feeling sad or lonely, overwhelmed with worry or self-doubt, depleted, stressed, or burned out? Maybe you feel disconnected from others, yourself, or even your own emotions. Are you grieving the loss of a loved one or the loss of how you expected something to turn out? Are you facing a significant life transition or stress in relationships, work, parenting, relocation, aging, medical issues, etc.? Are your tried-and-true ways of coping no longer working? Do you feel like you are languishing or lacking meaningful fulfillment and you desire personal growth or greater self-awareness?
My therapy approach is integrative, relational, and employs research-supported interventions tailored to the individual client and blends mindfulness-based, emotionally focused, attachment-based, trauma-informed, and cognitive-behavioral interventions.
Have you been feeling sad or lonely, overwhelmed with worry or self-doubt, depleted, stressed, or burned out? Maybe you feel disconnected from others, yourself, or even your own emotions. Are you grieving the loss of a loved one or the loss of how you expected something to turn out? Are you facing a significant life transition or stress in relationships, work, parenting, relocation, aging, medical issues, etc.? Are your tried-and-true ways of coping no longer working? Do you feel like you are languishing or lacking meaningful fulfillment and you desire personal growth or greater self-awareness?
(720) 707-3012 View (720) 707-3012
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Shonglee Ho
Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate, LPCC, MFTC
Verified
Denver, CO 80207
Grounded in empathy, curiosity, and a deep belief in the capacity for change and growth, I am dedicated to supporting individuals, couples, and families build stronger and more fulfilling relationships, heal from attachment wounds, process traumatic experiences, and foster emotional well-being. If you are facing relationship challenges and communication breakdowns, struggling to cope with stress, anxiety, and depression, having difficulty with self-compassion, navigating cultural identity issues, experiencing harm due to systemic injustices, and/or looking to gain a deeper understanding of yourself, I am here to support you.
Grounded in empathy, curiosity, and a deep belief in the capacity for change and growth, I am dedicated to supporting individuals, couples, and families build stronger and more fulfilling relationships, heal from attachment wounds, process traumatic experiences, and foster emotional well-being. If you are facing relationship challenges and communication breakdowns, struggling to cope with stress, anxiety, and depression, having difficulty with self-compassion, navigating cultural identity issues, experiencing harm due to systemic injustices, and/or looking to gain a deeper understanding of yourself, I am here to support you.
(720) 704-1324 View (720) 704-1324
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Debby L Zuniga
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CACIII, EFT, EMDR
Verified
Denver, CO 80206
I am also trained in emotionally focused therapy.
My ideal client is someone who really wants to change and is scared to change. My ideal client is someone who may not be able to afford therapy and yet really wants someone to help them work on their issues that are keeping them from finding peace and healing. This is one of the reasons I choose not to take insurance and that I keep my rates low. I want everyone who is looking for help to have that opportunity. If you are contemplating a change whether it be from addiction, trauma, relationship issues self-esteem, grief, aging, any of the issues that haunts us and bring us down, I am here to help.
I am also trained in emotionally focused therapy.
My ideal client is someone who really wants to change and is scared to change. My ideal client is someone who may not be able to afford therapy and yet really wants someone to help them work on their issues that are keeping them from finding peace and healing. This is one of the reasons I choose not to take insurance and that I keep my rates low. I want everyone who is looking for help to have that opportunity. If you are contemplating a change whether it be from addiction, trauma, relationship issues self-esteem, grief, aging, any of the issues that haunts us and bring us down, I am here to help.
(720) 330-4452 View (720) 330-4452
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Dawn Goers
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80203
Using emotionally focused interventions is especially important when working with adults who experience challenges in communicating and managing emotion and/or adolescents and children with behavioral issues.
After working with children and families for 15 years in foster care and adoption settings, I developed a passion for empowering people who have experienced trauma, grief and loss, and who struggle with relationship issues. Life always presents challenges and the ability to move through those challenges with a strong sense of self is important. I work closely with clients to develop a strong therapeutic relationship, which engenders an environment of safety and promotes healing. I am an EMDR Certified Clinician which integrates attachment theory, CBT and emotion regulation. I also use child-centered play therapy with children.
Using emotionally focused interventions is especially important when working with adults who experience challenges in communicating and managing emotion and/or adolescents and children with behavioral issues.
After working with children and families for 15 years in foster care and adoption settings, I developed a passion for empowering people who have experienced trauma, grief and loss, and who struggle with relationship issues. Life always presents challenges and the ability to move through those challenges with a strong sense of self is important. I work closely with clients to develop a strong therapeutic relationship, which engenders an environment of safety and promotes healing. I am an EMDR Certified Clinician which integrates attachment theory, CBT and emotion regulation. I also use child-centered play therapy with children.
(303) 814-9173 View (303) 814-9173
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Aaron Eigler - Affordable Sex | Relational Therapist
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, MFTC, LPCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80209
I have couples therapy training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and The Gottman Method, and I am supervised by master sex therapist, Dr.
Nurturing relationships are essential to our survival. And, they require work. That's where I come in! Whether you’re in a relationship or single, deep connection is at the foundation of a meaningful life. Let's collaborate to design a life you can truly feel proud of. Whatever your individual or relational issue is (sexual functioning, better communication, sexual compulsivity/sex addiction, discrepancies in desire, etc), they're all related at the end of the day. I specialize in working with men and intimacy-related issues, and I'm excited to work with you to create a stronger, happier, and more vibrant relationship.
I have couples therapy training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and The Gottman Method, and I am supervised by master sex therapist, Dr.
Nurturing relationships are essential to our survival. And, they require work. That's where I come in! Whether you’re in a relationship or single, deep connection is at the foundation of a meaningful life. Let's collaborate to design a life you can truly feel proud of. Whatever your individual or relational issue is (sexual functioning, better communication, sexual compulsivity/sex addiction, discrepancies in desire, etc), they're all related at the end of the day. I specialize in working with men and intimacy-related issues, and I'm excited to work with you to create a stronger, happier, and more vibrant relationship.
(720) 707-2398 View (720) 707-2398
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Lukas Schafer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80222  (Online Only)
I specialize in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for individuals and couples/relationships.
I work best with clients who are looking inward to illuminate their path forward. I'm passionate about working with couples/relationships to navigate conflict, create connection, build emotional/physical intimacy, heal relationship injuries, decide when to stay together or gracefully separate, and to help new relationships build bonds that will help them thrive. I am also excited to work with individuals by helping them discover themselves and find healing. I believe that our pain and struggles, as well as healing, are often connected to our relationships – with ourselves, our partners and families, and the cultures we live in.
I specialize in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for individuals and couples/relationships.
I work best with clients who are looking inward to illuminate their path forward. I'm passionate about working with couples/relationships to navigate conflict, create connection, build emotional/physical intimacy, heal relationship injuries, decide when to stay together or gracefully separate, and to help new relationships build bonds that will help them thrive. I am also excited to work with individuals by helping them discover themselves and find healing. I believe that our pain and struggles, as well as healing, are often connected to our relationships – with ourselves, our partners and families, and the cultures we live in.
(720) 707-3062 View (720) 707-3062
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Kelli Hayes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Denver, CO 80206
Transitions are part of life, and yet some feel overwhelming. At such times, you may need a community to walk alongside you. In reaching out, you have taken that first courageous step toward healing. Together we will explore how you might get back on track, or perhaps forge a new path. Through compassionate exploration of your strengths, you may find it is possible to find your footing. I specialize in adults from all walks of life and challenges that any stage may present, such as anxiety, depression, dual diagnoses, life transitions, parenting, relational challenges, somatic, spirituality, trauma-focused, women's issues, and more.
Transitions are part of life, and yet some feel overwhelming. At such times, you may need a community to walk alongside you. In reaching out, you have taken that first courageous step toward healing. Together we will explore how you might get back on track, or perhaps forge a new path. Through compassionate exploration of your strengths, you may find it is possible to find your footing. I specialize in adults from all walks of life and challenges that any stage may present, such as anxiety, depression, dual diagnoses, life transitions, parenting, relational challenges, somatic, spirituality, trauma-focused, women's issues, and more.
(720) 571-9478 View (720) 571-9478
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Katie Steininger
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFTC
Verified
Denver, CO 80211
We all want to feel seen and heard in our closest relationships but sometimes struggle to know how to foster that feeling. It can be difficult to express how we are feeling to another person, especially if we fear their reaction. I help clients build the tools for effective interpersonal communication while maintaining their own values and sense of self. In my approach, I guide clients to use their emotions as a tool for understanding their needs and boundaries. I support individuals, couples, and families who are wanting to improve their relationships, whether that be with themselves, their partners, or family members.
We all want to feel seen and heard in our closest relationships but sometimes struggle to know how to foster that feeling. It can be difficult to express how we are feeling to another person, especially if we fear their reaction. I help clients build the tools for effective interpersonal communication while maintaining their own values and sense of self. In my approach, I guide clients to use their emotions as a tool for understanding their needs and boundaries. I support individuals, couples, and families who are wanting to improve their relationships, whether that be with themselves, their partners, or family members.
(720) 709-2038 View (720) 709-2038
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Samuel Mowat
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CST
Verified
Denver, CO 80211
Sexual intimacy is an important component of human connection, and feeling stuck in recurring patterns of conflict, shame, or feeling misunderstood can have a significant impact on relationships, self-esteem, and overall wellbeing. As a sex therapist with advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), I understand how difficult it can be to navigate these sensitive topics with yourself and with partners. I provide a safe and non-judgmental environment where you are able to disrupt cycles of internal and external conflict, strengthen intimacy and communication skills, and deepen understanding of wants, needs, and desires.
Sexual intimacy is an important component of human connection, and feeling stuck in recurring patterns of conflict, shame, or feeling misunderstood can have a significant impact on relationships, self-esteem, and overall wellbeing. As a sex therapist with advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), I understand how difficult it can be to navigate these sensitive topics with yourself and with partners. I provide a safe and non-judgmental environment where you are able to disrupt cycles of internal and external conflict, strengthen intimacy and communication skills, and deepen understanding of wants, needs, and desires.
(720) 868-9113 View (720) 868-9113
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Annie Bossange
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LPCC, MFTC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80222
I am trained in Emotionally-Focused Couples and Family Therapy (EFT) and do individual therapy for teens (12+) and adults. In addition to my professional training, my therapy is informed by my previous work as a classroom teacher, school leader, and wilderness therapy guide. I strive to create a warm environment where clients feel safe to bring all parts of themselves. I see my clients as collaborators, and if you choose to work with me, we will work together to set goals, to evaluate our progress and to respond to your needs as they evolve.
I am trained in Emotionally-Focused Couples and Family Therapy (EFT) and do individual therapy for teens (12+) and adults. In addition to my professional training, my therapy is informed by my previous work as a classroom teacher, school leader, and wilderness therapy guide. I strive to create a warm environment where clients feel safe to bring all parts of themselves. I see my clients as collaborators, and if you choose to work with me, we will work together to set goals, to evaluate our progress and to respond to your needs as they evolve.
(720) 909-6375 View (720) 909-6375
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Lynnette Cooper
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC, CMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80237
I am a Nationally Certified and Licensed Professional Counselor with specialized training in Marriage and Family Therapy as well as Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.
Life can be SO hard, but it can get better! Struggling with life or a relationship? Are you struggling with ANXIETY, depression, or a "transition" from empty-nest, the pain of divorce, parenting issues, loneliness, purpose, and other life-stressors? I was a child of divorce, a stay-at-home mom for 20 years before becoming a counselor, and married since 1983. I work with all couples struggling to stay together and find themselves drifting apart. I also work with parenting issues and teen life struggles. My office is a SAFE place to work through the issues of life that get us all down! Let's start!
I am a Nationally Certified and Licensed Professional Counselor with specialized training in Marriage and Family Therapy as well as Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.
Life can be SO hard, but it can get better! Struggling with life or a relationship? Are you struggling with ANXIETY, depression, or a "transition" from empty-nest, the pain of divorce, parenting issues, loneliness, purpose, and other life-stressors? I was a child of divorce, a stay-at-home mom for 20 years before becoming a counselor, and married since 1983. I work with all couples struggling to stay together and find themselves drifting apart. I also work with parenting issues and teen life struggles. My office is a SAFE place to work through the issues of life that get us all down! Let's start!
(303) 732-6158 View (303) 732-6158
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John O'Malley
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80230
In my work with couples, I draw upon my training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), a research-supported approach that has been proven effective in improving relationship satisfaction and reducing relationship distress.
Are you and your partner feeling like you're stuck in a never-ending cycle of disconnection? As your couples counselor, I'm here to help you both get back on the same page and bring some much-needed relief to your lives. My direct approach means we'll cut straight to the heart of the matter without any fluff or beating around the bush. We'll work together to identify the underlying issues causing tension in your relationship and develop personalized strategies to help you both reconnect!
In my work with couples, I draw upon my training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), a research-supported approach that has been proven effective in improving relationship satisfaction and reducing relationship distress.
Are you and your partner feeling like you're stuck in a never-ending cycle of disconnection? As your couples counselor, I'm here to help you both get back on the same page and bring some much-needed relief to your lives. My direct approach means we'll cut straight to the heart of the matter without any fluff or beating around the bush. We'll work together to identify the underlying issues causing tension in your relationship and develop personalized strategies to help you both reconnect!
(720) 897-5762 View (720) 897-5762
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Dante Valvo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MFT
Verified
Denver, CO 80203
My name is Dante Valvo, LCSW, MFT, and I am a licensed clinical social worker who has been practicing in Colorado since 2018. I have extensive experience working with a diverse clientele in individual therapy, group therapy, and crisis/triage evaluations. Additionally, I was a clinical supervisor for many years, supporting new clinicians in the field. My chosen modality is primarily Psychodynamic; however, I also integrate Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Internal Family Systems therapy, and Emotionally Focused therapy. My approach is founded on compassion, humor, and a commitment to a strong therapeutic relationship.
My name is Dante Valvo, LCSW, MFT, and I am a licensed clinical social worker who has been practicing in Colorado since 2018. I have extensive experience working with a diverse clientele in individual therapy, group therapy, and crisis/triage evaluations. Additionally, I was a clinical supervisor for many years, supporting new clinicians in the field. My chosen modality is primarily Psychodynamic; however, I also integrate Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Internal Family Systems therapy, and Emotionally Focused therapy. My approach is founded on compassion, humor, and a commitment to a strong therapeutic relationship.
(720) 734-6373 View (720) 734-6373

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Emotionally Focused Therapists

Who is emotionally focused therapy for?

Emotionally focused therapy (EFT) is for couples who are emotionally distressed, stuck in an unsatisfying relationship pattern or feeling deeply alienated. They may even believe the relationship is beyond repair. Very often, the partners display intense anger, fear, grief, loss of trust, or a sense of betrayal in the relationship. In addition, EFT is helpful to couples and individuals who have difficulty expressing emotions and those who have trouble regulating emotions.

Why do people need emotionally focused therapy?

People need emotionally focused therapy because the need for others is built into the brain, but the pressures of daily life can erode feelings of love, and couples often do not have the skills to find their way back to the comfort of each other. Instead, they may be stuck in repetitive patterns of anger, fear, grief, loss of trust, or a sense of betrayal. Emotionally focused therapy regards such strong negative feelings as expressions of protest over the loss of connection and turns them into pathways of reconnection.

What happens in emotionally focused therapy?

Over the course of eight to 20 weekly sessions, couples de-escalate their negative emotional reactivity to one another so that they can listen to each other and be responsive to each other’s needs. Then the deep emotional and physical bond is restored, giving partners a sense of comfort and security, which they can use to solve whatever problems come their way. The therapist plays an active role, helping partners understand how anger and withdrawal are actually misguided cries for connection.

What problems does emotionally focused therapy treat?

EFT is designed to help couples stuck in dysfunctional relationship patterns regain closeness and rebuild their relationship. Typically, such couples experience considerable distress, with partners feeling alienated and distrustful of one another, not certain their relationship can survive. EFT is also helpful to individuals experiencing attachment-related fears of loss; it helps them learn to use their fears as a way of eliciting the closeness they desire.