Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97210
"I love my work as a couples' counselor. I'm a Gottman Seven Principles Program Educator. I have over 20 years experience doing individual and couples therapy, and 15 years in private practice. I help couples improve communication, rekindle intimacy and improve awareness of patterns which may result in defensiveness, or feeling "not heard" by your partner. In individual therapy, I create a warm environment where my clients feel comfortable to discuss their issues. Together we develop goals & strategies for cultivating positive changes. In couples work, we address problematic communication to change those patterns from ineffective to effective habits & behaviors."
Emotionally Focused
(971) 832-5009
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97210
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Emotionally Focused
"I love my work as a couples' counselor. I'm a Gottman Seven Principles Program Educator. I have over 20 years experience doing individual and couples therapy, and 15 years in private practice. I help couples improve communication, rekindle intimacy and improve awareness of patterns which may result in defensiveness, or feeling "not heard" by your partner. In individual therapy, I create a warm environment where my clients feel comfortable to discuss their issues. Together we develop goals & strategies for cultivating positive changes. In couples work, we address problematic communication to change those patterns from ineffective to effective habits & behaviors."
Maraya Karena
MA, PWDipl., QMHP-C
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"One thing I did not learn growing up was how to understand what was really going on for me. I spent years not knowing how to listen to my own feelings or what to do once I found them. And I am still learning. A little more all the time. I have spent the past decade studying how to become aware of the subtle signals in a situation and how to follow them in a way that shows who we really are and what we really want. The learning and unlearning this takes has become my devotion. Being with others and doing this together had become something I love. "
Emotionally Focused
(971) 256-6083
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Emotionally Focused
"One thing I did not learn growing up was how to understand what was really going on for me. I spent years not knowing how to listen to my own feelings or what to do once I found them. And I am still learning. A little more all the time. I have spent the past decade studying how to become aware of the subtle signals in a situation and how to follow them in a way that shows who we really are and what we really want. The learning and unlearning this takes has become my devotion. Being with others and doing this together had become something I love. "
Gia Buckberg, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"I partner with individuals who essentially are at a crossroads in their lives. Whether it be a major change in their family dynamic or a career shift, transitions may be challenging and these may warrant additional support. As a counselor who uses a life coaching approach, I look forward to supporting individuals who want to see results, be inspired to go further distances and reclaim their internal joy."
Emotionally Focused
(503) 410-7790
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Emotionally Focused
"I partner with individuals who essentially are at a crossroads in their lives. Whether it be a major change in their family dynamic or a career shift, transitions may be challenging and these may warrant additional support. As a counselor who uses a life coaching approach, I look forward to supporting individuals who want to see results, be inspired to go further distances and reclaim their internal joy."
Rebecca Bell-Gurwitz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSWA
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97210
"I enjoy working with a diverse clientele, though I specialize in issues of identity, including history of traumatic invalidation, questioning gender and sexual identities, and struggles with body image and dysphoria. I have specific interest in helping individuals successfully navigate difficult life transitions and learn how to confront patterns of behavior that have historically held them back. I am invested in helping my clients heal from traumatic experience and reclaim their stories and selves from entaglements in pervasive fear, shame, and unprocessed grief."
Emotionally Focused
(971) 315-4867
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97210
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Emotionally Focused
"I enjoy working with a diverse clientele, though I specialize in issues of identity, including history of traumatic invalidation, questioning gender and sexual identities, and struggles with body image and dysphoria. I have specific interest in helping individuals successfully navigate difficult life transitions and learn how to confront patterns of behavior that have historically held them back. I am invested in helping my clients heal from traumatic experience and reclaim their stories and selves from entaglements in pervasive fear, shame, and unprocessed grief."
Jeanne V Bjorklund, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT-CA
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"Most folks can handle the ups and downs of life unless their closest relationships are in trouble. That's what brings people to me. With over two decades as facilitator of personal and relational growth in individuals, couples and families, I am psycho-dynamic (seek to 'peel back the layers') with individuals, helping them to become free from the emotional baggage of childhood. I offer a systems-oriention with couples and families along with some Gottman tools. I developed a therapeutic program for a children's home in CA and served as their therapist and staff trainer for 5 years."
Emotionally Focused
(503) 887-8574
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Emotionally Focused
"Most folks can handle the ups and downs of life unless their closest relationships are in trouble. That's what brings people to me. With over two decades as facilitator of personal and relational growth in individuals, couples and families, I am psycho-dynamic (seek to 'peel back the layers') with individuals, helping them to become free from the emotional baggage of childhood. I offer a systems-oriention with couples and families along with some Gottman tools. I developed a therapeutic program for a children's home in CA and served as their therapist and staff trainer for 5 years."
Susan Pease Banitt, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97210
"Do you need a specialist who understands PTSD from the inside out? Have you been or are you now in therapy, but feel like you need a healer who really gets traumatic stress? Are you a person of extreme sensitivity, unusually empathic, spiritual or psychic? I would like to offer you a path out of the extreme suffering of PTSD and traumatic stress. I work with many people whose previous therapies have not worked out for them, including folks who have suffered from extreme traumas such as ritual abuse and/or mind control. Attachment, compassion and practicality characterize my work."
Emotionally Focused
(503) 451-6739
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97210
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Emotionally Focused
"Do you need a specialist who understands PTSD from the inside out? Have you been or are you now in therapy, but feel like you need a healer who really gets traumatic stress? Are you a person of extreme sensitivity, unusually empathic, spiritual or psychic? I would like to offer you a path out of the extreme suffering of PTSD and traumatic stress. I work with many people whose previous therapies have not worked out for them, including folks who have suffered from extreme traumas such as ritual abuse and/or mind control. Attachment, compassion and practicality characterize my work."
Adam Brockman, LPC Intern
LPC Intern, MA, NCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97210
"As a trauma-informed and body-inclusive counselor, I honor the unique strengths, experiences and survival skills that have brought you to this point in your healing journey. I hope to collaborate with you to build resilience, transform old patterns and find new pathways to growth and change. Our bodies are foundational to our moment-to-moment experience, holding wisdom that can help us grow and make meaning. Because trauma is often held in the body, we can use somatic mindfulness and more to learn what our body and mind need to set better boundaries, enhance relational connection, and integrate trauma-related feelings and memories. "
Emotionally Focused
(971) 255-5082
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97210
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Emotionally Focused
"As a trauma-informed and body-inclusive counselor, I honor the unique strengths, experiences and survival skills that have brought you to this point in your healing journey. I hope to collaborate with you to build resilience, transform old patterns and find new pathways to growth and change. Our bodies are foundational to our moment-to-moment experience, holding wisdom that can help us grow and make meaning. Because trauma is often held in the body, we can use somatic mindfulness and more to learn what our body and mind need to set better boundaries, enhance relational connection, and integrate trauma-related feelings and memories. "
Connections First LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97210
"At Connections First we have faith in the power of connection: with your inner life and to the outer world through meaningful relationships. We believe that mental health is an effect of feeling more deeply connected to ourselves and to others through the safety of transparent, emotionally honest relationships. How we communicate with ourselves and those we care about determines whether we possess integrity and feel empowered to express ourselves as human beings. Much of our symptoms are the effects of emotional, psychological, and physical isolation and self-alienation which can even happen when we are surrounded by other people."
Emotionally Focused
(503) 427-1952
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97210
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Emotionally Focused
"At Connections First we have faith in the power of connection: with your inner life and to the outer world through meaningful relationships. We believe that mental health is an effect of feeling more deeply connected to ourselves and to others through the safety of transparent, emotionally honest relationships. How we communicate with ourselves and those we care about determines whether we possess integrity and feel empowered to express ourselves as human beings. Much of our symptoms are the effects of emotional, psychological, and physical isolation and self-alienation which can even happen when we are surrounded by other people."
Kimberly Christensen, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"Hello, I imagine you are here because something isn't quite right in your life and you are seeking guidance to make positive changes. As you explore what therapy has to offer you, more clarity emerges that you are embarking on a journey into your inner life. In therapy, you will have a chance to examine the issues you face and learn new tools and skills to deepen your mind-body connection"
Emotionally Focused
(503) 486-8662
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Emotionally Focused
"Hello, I imagine you are here because something isn't quite right in your life and you are seeking guidance to make positive changes. As you explore what therapy has to offer you, more clarity emerges that you are embarking on a journey into your inner life. In therapy, you will have a chance to examine the issues you face and learn new tools and skills to deepen your mind-body connection"
Jennifer Linnman, PhD., Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"The struggle that comes with managing everyday life can be as debilitating as major trauma. Anxiety, depression, irritability, low frustration tolerance are all important symptoms be curious about and explore; letting you know that a shift is needed in order for you to find peace, increased mood stability, and fulfilling relationships. I provide supportive and genuine listening and guidance. I teach emotional regulation skills while also examining underlying issues. My approach is tailored to the developmental capacities of each individual; toddler's who need help communicating difficult emotions, adolescents trying to manage social complexities and bullying, or adults navigating relationships."
Emotionally Focused
(503) 444-9772
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Emotionally Focused
"The struggle that comes with managing everyday life can be as debilitating as major trauma. Anxiety, depression, irritability, low frustration tolerance are all important symptoms be curious about and explore; letting you know that a shift is needed in order for you to find peace, increased mood stability, and fulfilling relationships. I provide supportive and genuine listening and guidance. I teach emotional regulation skills while also examining underlying issues. My approach is tailored to the developmental capacities of each individual; toddler's who need help communicating difficult emotions, adolescents trying to manage social complexities and bullying, or adults navigating relationships."
Marney Hoffman, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, LMHC
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"I am an experienced counselor serving people of different racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. As a therapist, I work with individuals, couples, adolescents and families with problems such as depression and sadness, anxiety, grief and loss, challenges in relationships, work-related issues, health related issues, as well as difficulty during transitional periods in life. As a person, I am an open-minded and nonjudgmental individual who enjoys working with people of different genders, orientations, and identifications. I am very compassionate but also utilize my critical thinking skills to help my clients reach their goals and begin to live life as they desire."
Emotionally Focused
(503) 379-9595
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Emotionally Focused
"I am an experienced counselor serving people of different racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. As a therapist, I work with individuals, couples, adolescents and families with problems such as depression and sadness, anxiety, grief and loss, challenges in relationships, work-related issues, health related issues, as well as difficulty during transitional periods in life. As a person, I am an open-minded and nonjudgmental individual who enjoys working with people of different genders, orientations, and identifications. I am very compassionate but also utilize my critical thinking skills to help my clients reach their goals and begin to live life as they desire."
Julie Finnell, LPC Intern
LPC Intern, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"We tend to think we should be able to go it alone, or talk with a friend,...or just TRY HARDER when life feels overwhelming and difficult to bear. Sometimes these attempts fall short, making it easy to blame ourselves, feel discouraged and disconnect from ourselves and our relationships. Even asking for help seems hard! That's why I am passionate about helping individuals and couples who are courageously finding their way through those tough times. I believe that we all have an internal wellspring of strength, wisdom, and hope - and counseling offers gentle guidance and support to move toward feeling better and more like YOU!"
Emotionally Focused
(458) 224-1094
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Emotionally Focused
"We tend to think we should be able to go it alone, or talk with a friend,...or just TRY HARDER when life feels overwhelming and difficult to bear. Sometimes these attempts fall short, making it easy to blame ourselves, feel discouraged and disconnect from ourselves and our relationships. Even asking for help seems hard! That's why I am passionate about helping individuals and couples who are courageously finding their way through those tough times. I believe that we all have an internal wellspring of strength, wisdom, and hope - and counseling offers gentle guidance and support to move toward feeling better and more like YOU!"
Dave Lowe, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"If you feel discouraged regarding your relationship I can help. I have advanced training and experience successfully helping couples achieve their relationship goals. Couples I have worked with state that I am easy going, helpful, effective, warm, and engaging. I have training in Emotionally Focused Couples therapy and I am a Certified Gottman Method Couples Therapist. I also have over 10 years experience helping individuals over-come issues such as depression, anxiety, low self esteem, and men's issues. I like helping people successfully accomplish their goals. Call me for a free consultation."
Emotionally Focused
(971) 338-4091
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Emotionally Focused
"If you feel discouraged regarding your relationship I can help. I have advanced training and experience successfully helping couples achieve their relationship goals. Couples I have worked with state that I am easy going, helpful, effective, warm, and engaging. I have training in Emotionally Focused Couples therapy and I am a Certified Gottman Method Couples Therapist. I also have over 10 years experience helping individuals over-come issues such as depression, anxiety, low self esteem, and men's issues. I like helping people successfully accomplish their goals. Call me for a free consultation."
Pilar Hernandez-Wolfe, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"Our lives evolve in relationship to ourselves, our partners, our families, communities and other beings (e.g. animals & the land). Healing involves allowing a healthy flow of emotion, communication, care and balance in those areas where we find ourselves stuck. I specialize in working with international and interracial couples, sex therapy, foreign students and employees, third culture children and their families, and anxiety related disorders including traumatic stress, generalized anxiety, panic attacks and social anxiety from a multicultural perspective. I am fully bilingual and multicultural and will bring to our work my life experience across cultures and my professional training."
Emotionally Focused
(443) 214-3166
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
Emotionally Focused
"Our lives evolve in relationship to ourselves, our partners, our families, communities and other beings (e.g. animals & the land). Healing involves allowing a healthy flow of emotion, communication, care and balance in those areas where we find ourselves stuck. I specialize in working with international and interracial couples, sex therapy, foreign students and employees, third culture children and their families, and anxiety related disorders including traumatic stress, generalized anxiety, panic attacks and social anxiety from a multicultural perspective. I am fully bilingual and multicultural and will bring to our work my life experience across cultures and my professional training."
Alphonso Nunez, Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MFT, Intern
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"I practice inclusivity and strive to engage in meaningful work that is both affirming & welcoming to individuals and couples from all walks of life and from all intersections. Some of my areas of specialty include working with: *Persons of oppressed/marginalized populations including people of color/LGBTQI+/women * Male-identified folks around issues of being male in our current climate * Eating Disorders * Persons of an advanced age/later in life folks *Couples/Polycules. As an MFT intern, I'm supervised by Dr. Pilar Hernandez-Wolfe, #C3881. If cost is a barrier, please call to inquire about limited sliding scale spot availability."
Emotionally Focused
(971) 252-5743
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Emotionally Focused
"I practice inclusivity and strive to engage in meaningful work that is both affirming & welcoming to individuals and couples from all walks of life and from all intersections. Some of my areas of specialty include working with: *Persons of oppressed/marginalized populations including people of color/LGBTQI+/women * Male-identified folks around issues of being male in our current climate * Eating Disorders * Persons of an advanced age/later in life folks *Couples/Polycules. As an MFT intern, I'm supervised by Dr. Pilar Hernandez-Wolfe, #C3881. If cost is a barrier, please call to inquire about limited sliding scale spot availability."
Lolo Haha,
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"I work with both artists and social change agents seeking to use a mix of embodied practices (such as role-play, movement, and somatic awareness) and talk methods to discover their emergent truth and develop ways to integrate this new awareness into their everyday life. My approach invites self-expression, personal exploration, and self-discovery through both embodied as well as talk methods. Some sessions look like regular talk therapy; others are more embodied and nonverbal; and others are more like a role play. Each session follows what is most alive for you in the moment and honors your unique style."
Emotionally Focused
(971) 351-4279
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Emotionally Focused
"I work with both artists and social change agents seeking to use a mix of embodied practices (such as role-play, movement, and somatic awareness) and talk methods to discover their emergent truth and develop ways to integrate this new awareness into their everyday life. My approach invites self-expression, personal exploration, and self-discovery through both embodied as well as talk methods. Some sessions look like regular talk therapy; others are more embodied and nonverbal; and others are more like a role play. Each session follows what is most alive for you in the moment and honors your unique style."
Aaron Pomerantz,
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"With over 15 years of experience in the mental health field, I have found psychotherapy to be a powerful means to create lasting and meaningful change in lives. I consider myself to be an interactive, collaborative, and relational therapist and specialize in the treatment of individuals and couples."
Emotionally Focused
(971) 319-9750
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Emotionally Focused
"With over 15 years of experience in the mental health field, I have found psychotherapy to be a powerful means to create lasting and meaningful change in lives. I consider myself to be an interactive, collaborative, and relational therapist and specialize in the treatment of individuals and couples."
Gary Neil Reiss, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, , LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"I work with a wide range of people. My clients like deep work, As a Process Oriented therapist and teacher I use dreamwork, symptoms work, bodywork, movement, relationship work, conflict work, inner work and meditation, art and creativity, and many other methods based on the individuals client's process. I work with individuals, couples, and families. I have helped develop Process Oriented family therapy; Process Oriented sex and intimacy work; Process Oriented personal and historical trauma work; Process oriented coma and brain injury work, I have written 11 books on these topics. My work integrates mind body and spirit."
Emotionally Focused
(458) 218-8186
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Emotionally Focused
"I work with a wide range of people. My clients like deep work, As a Process Oriented therapist and teacher I use dreamwork, symptoms work, bodywork, movement, relationship work, conflict work, inner work and meditation, art and creativity, and many other methods based on the individuals client's process. I work with individuals, couples, and families. I have helped develop Process Oriented family therapy; Process Oriented sex and intimacy work; Process Oriented personal and historical trauma work; Process oriented coma and brain injury work, I have written 11 books on these topics. My work integrates mind body and spirit."
Jeff Whritenour, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"I assist couples and adults with relationship difficulties, parenting, personal and professional life transitions, stress reduction, anxiety/depression, and grief. I use a combination of Mindfulness and Relational therapies because they support my belief that satisfying relationships within our self and with those we love provides the basis for a meaningful life. When our sense of connectedness to others is absent or threatened, life can feel very unsatisfactory. The effectiveness of Mindfulness based therapy is also supported by a large and growing body of scientific evidence."
Emotionally Focused
(503) 567-4975
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Emotionally Focused
"I assist couples and adults with relationship difficulties, parenting, personal and professional life transitions, stress reduction, anxiety/depression, and grief. I use a combination of Mindfulness and Relational therapies because they support my belief that satisfying relationships within our self and with those we love provides the basis for a meaningful life. When our sense of connectedness to others is absent or threatened, life can feel very unsatisfactory. The effectiveness of Mindfulness based therapy is also supported by a large and growing body of scientific evidence."
Angel's Marriage Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
"MARRIAGE COUNSELING - Do you want to decrease conflict and increase intimacy? Do you wish to establish and maintain a loving relationship that brings heaven on earth? If you said yes to these questions, Emotionally Focused Couples Counseling can greatly benefit you and your relationship. During our couples counseling sessions, you will be able to recognize a negative communication cycle, how both you and your partners become the victims to the negative cycle, take control of your negative dialogue before it takes over your happiness."
Emotionally Focused
(503) 807-3917
Verified
Alphabet District
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Emotionally Focused
"MARRIAGE COUNSELING - Do you want to decrease conflict and increase intimacy? Do you wish to establish and maintain a loving relationship that brings heaven on earth? If you said yes to these questions, Emotionally Focused Couples Counseling can greatly benefit you and your relationship. During our couples counseling sessions, you will be able to recognize a negative communication cycle, how both you and your partners become the victims to the negative cycle, take control of your negative dialogue before it takes over your happiness."

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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. Alphabet District, Portland 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. Check these Alphabet District, Portland Emotionally Focused Therapy professionals for individual or Emotionally Focused couples therapy in Alphabet District, Portland

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