Emotionally Focused Therapists in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Estelle Fineberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMFT, BCD, PAT
Verified
Verified
I use Somatic Experiencing (a trauma therapy), Touch Skills for Trauma, Lifespan Integration, Psychodrama and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy amongst other modalities.
I am a Somatic Psychotherapist with a focus on helping to build resilience and regulation in ones nervous system. This allows for an organic shift in dealing with life’s stresses whether it comes from current stressors or from traumas of the past as far back as utero (Developmental Trauma). This positively impacts emotional, physical and spiritual well being. I like working with adults who are in transition, who are struggling in their relationship, and/or who continue to have the after effects of traumas in their lives. It is my belief that wounding begins in relationship and therefore needs to be healed in relationship.
(954) 501-0102
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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
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Judy Gunn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Verified
Attachment Theory, Emotionally Focused Therapy and Trauma Incident Reduction (TIR) can resolve the past.
As human beings, we are hard-wired to be securely connected in relationship. We are happier and even live longer lives. At the same time, we are hard-wired to protect ourselves which can create a lot of conflict in relationship with others and with our authenticate self.
(248) 327-0071
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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
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Silvana Lorena Ramirez
Counselor, MS, LMHC, CCTP
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I utilize Evidenced-Based approaches in RRT, Mindfulness, CBT and Emotionally Focused Therapy.
Hi! I’m Silvana L. Ramirez, LMHC, Licensed Psychotherapist in the State of Florida trained in Rapid Resolution Therapy. Would you like to finally be free from suffering and get unstuck from anxiety, depression and difficulties in your life? I will help you understand why past unresolved wounds and limiting beliefs keep you stuck in the present. I will assist you in reprogramming the subconscious mind by helping process information in healthier ways to free yourself from emotional pain and deal with life challenges with ease.
(305) 614-9325
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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
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Ivan Porto
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My approach includes Narrative Therapy, Family Therapy, Attachment Theory, Emotionally Focused Therapy & Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
As a couples/partnership therapist, my goal is to understand the positions from each partner in the relationship and to facilitate communication that leads to greater understanding. It is NOT to impose my own views of what your relationship should be or to pick sides. Let me help your couple/partnership, if you are navigating challenges with: Communication, Intimacy, Infidelity, Family/life transitions, and Cultural/Linguistic differences. I am passionate about exploring couples' families of origin, various environments, and identities (each and every aspect of your identities) and how they impact your individual and shared lives.
(954) 859-2180
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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
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April Eldemire
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
When relationship problems occur, couples can easily hit a roadblock. Through therapy, couples quickly learn that they most likely have a communication issue rather than a fundamental flaw of the relationship. Couples therapy works on healing and improving how you communicate. Your relationship can be strengthened and the bond of your friendship restored through couples counseling. If you're struggling in your relationship, seek help early on to avoid a build-up of resentment and disconnect. It's best to be proactive with issues that arise.
(954) 651-9819
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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
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Wendy Sue Friedman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MPH, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Therefore I have specialized training in Emotionally Focused Therapy ( EFT .
I employ a non-judgmental experiential approach integrating the most effective ways to help individuals couples and families their goals. Do you need help navigating the maze of romantic love? Are you struggling with relationship issues? Are you a bride marrying for the first time or remarrying hoping to make your love last a lifetime? Are you challenged living in a step- family situation trying your best to balance everyone's needs? Are you coping and transitioning from the loss of a loved one? We will work together transforming your concerns into opportunities for personal growth.
(484) 406-4774
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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
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Relationship Center Of South Florida
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
We specialize in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy - proven by research to be the most effective couple therapy method.
Is your marriage or relationship in trouble? Has there been too much fighting, too much distance - too little love? Our counselors and therapists can help. We specialize in the most effective counseling, weekend retreats and intensives for couples. The Relationship Center is a home-like, serene environment where you will find supportive and compassionate guidance from our highly trained and experienced staff. We also specialize in working with men - the unique relationship and personal challenges facing today's men. Our female counselors and therapists focus on women's issues - including "survivors" of childhood trauma, depression and anxiety.
(561) 221-6990
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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
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Timara Tyler
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, MHC, LCDC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Combining my work experience with creativity, I use a multitude of therapeutic techniques including Expressive Arts, Solution-Focused Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Rational Emotive Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
We are all on this journey of life trying to find the best way to become the healthiest version of ourselves. The most difficult part is finding support along the way, support that allows you the space to be your most true, raw, authentic self, creating this space is the most effective way to find the true meaning of you. It’s what I call the journey of being "purposely crafted" and learning new ways of living a more purposeful life. Wanting to teach brought me to counseling, which ironically, has allowed me to explore the journey of life with those who seek guidance, and it is the aspect I perhaps love about being a clinician.
(727) 334-2206
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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
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Dr. Sophie Sutker
Psychologist, PsyD, HSPP
Verified
Verified
I am trained in EFT and Gottman Method for couples, and CPT and PE for trauma treatment.
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist providing sex therapy and mental health services for clients in New York, Indiana, and Florida (Sex Therapy Certified). I am most passionate about working with sexual and identity concerns such as: understanding or exploring sexuality and/or gender, treating erectile dysfunction or performance anxiety, increasing pleasure, processing infidelity, exploring kink, navigating the coming out process, addressing low or discrepant sexual desire, processing sexual trauma, exploring polyamory and ethical non-monogamy, affirming therapy for sex workers, & more.
(332) 264-1126
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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305
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Kaara Kiddoe Couples Trauma (Emdr) Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
" I help you heal those wounded parts of their relationship by using an attachment ( EFT ) and trauma (EMDR) lens to help couples grow.
Are you tired of being the “dependable one” in your family? You are juggling multiple roles of mom, wife, career woman. Everyone thinks you are superwoman, yet you are struggling silently. Despite excelling in your career and academia your inner critic says that you are “not good enough” and you need to be doing more! I see you. I’ve been right where you are and can help you! If you are ready to silence your inner critic and restore balance in your life look no further! I can teach you the skills to reclaim your life and find the peace you deserve! I am a Trauma & Couples Therapist and I use EMDR to help adults heal past trauma.
(404) 531-2097
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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
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Dr. LeAnn DeHoff
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, RPT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I use an integrative approach, including techniques of attachment, CBT, child-parent relationship therapy, EMDR, emotionally focused therapy, play therapy, and solution-focused methods.
LeAnn DeHoff, PhD, LMHC, Inc. is now doing business as The Lux Center of Counseling and Education. Our mission is to honor each person's inner-experience and support healing through counseling. We work with children, couples, and families, using client-centered and evidenced-based methods to help identify and regulate emotions, change behavioral & emotional patterns, and learn new ways of working with others. We believe in empowering people at all ages to tap into their authentic self so they can find motivation, relief, and work towards ongoing self-care.
(954) 860-3742
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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
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Raquel Menocal
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CTP
Verified
Verified
Raquel has extensive training in Emotionally-Focused Therapy ( EFT ), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and Mindfulness Practices, and acquired additional experience by working with court systems (Department of Children and Families; Department of Juvenile Justice; and Family Law), academic success planning (504s & IEPs), and psychological evaluations.
As a therapist, Raquel enters into each session focused on your specific goals and needs at the core. She truly believes that therapy is an effective way in which mental and emotional health can be managed and improved. Many of her clients are individuals dealing with symptoms related to anxiety, depression, relational distress, childhood trauma, and neurodiversity. She works with persons of all backgrounds and diversities, including LGBTQ+, multi-cultures, nontraditional relationships & families, etc.
(813) 320-2795
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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
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Caralie Jodlowski
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I use specific styles of therapy, including Emotionally Focused Therapy ( EFT ), Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) and Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) as a way to help guide the therapeutic process.
If you are looking to connect with yourself and others more deeply and feel confident in the decisions you make in your life, then I’m here to come along side and help you reach those goals. My approach to the therapy process is collaborative so that together we can work to accomplish your goals. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, low mood, past trauma, relationship issues, or a life transition, we can work together to uncover underlying emotions that have been buried by protective mechanisms and navigate the blind spots so that you can gain clarity and calmness in your self and in your relationships.
(619) 272-6485
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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
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Susanne R Mealer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHT
Verified
Verified
I have extensive experience in issues related to trauma, abuse, PTSD, dissociation, DID, anxiety and depression. I have a personal interest and experience in issues related to law enforcement, fire fighters, other first responders and military. I also serve clients dealing with issues related to pain and grief/loss. I provide a safe, caring, supportive but structured place for my clients to address their issues. I work with my clients as a team. Together, we come up with the best approach for you. My clients are treated as individuals and no one approach fits everyone.
(954) 642-6776
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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
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Maria Sabio --Beyond Therapy
CCTH, CTH, ACH, Life, Coach
Solutions without years of therapy. There are many situations where you do not need years of therapy. Stop suffering and start living and enjoying your life and relationships. Don't allow lingering bad moods, burst of angers, anxiety, addictions, depression, feelings of isolation, lack of trust, weight gain, stress, feeling overwhelmed or any undesirable habits or mindsets to continue to ruin your life. We can go beyond therapy. Start with a free 15 minute conversation. copy & paste the link: calendly.com/thearteofoptions/strategycall
(954) 900-6807
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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
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Alexandra Scallion
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi! I’m Alexandra Scallion, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I am passionate about helping individuals improve their mental health and empower them to become their best selves. Whether you are facing major life changes, relationship issues, difficulties with depression or anxiety, or are simply looking to better yourself, I am here to help.
(954) 787-5309
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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
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Marla Reis
Psychologist, PhD, MSEd
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I will help you create the relationship you desire, even if your current relationship is "not working" for you - and even if the patterns of anger, hurt, and resentment have been in place for long periods of time. I have seen relationships transform even when things seem hopeless! I can help you bring back balance and harmony into all your relationships: romantic, marriage, family, parent/child, business. What my clients have found is that, as balance in relationship is healed and restored, this new "way of living" completely transforms many aspects of their lives, including their material wealth and abundance.
(954) 300-1818
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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
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Guy C Jeanty
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I offer psychotherapy for adults, couples, and families. As a certified family mediator, I also conduct family mediation and assist with parenting plans. I am committed to helping you achieve your goals, learn ways to manage your problems, and lead a more fulfilling life. I value and honor my clients, providing a safe, nurturing environment as the foundation of our relationship.
(954) 621-1231
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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
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Alexander J. Metzger
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
It is my belief that everyone can and should benefit from therapy; whether suffering from severe mental illness or simply looking for a road map. Truly knowing oneself is an integral part of the lifelong journey toward self actualization. Unfortunately, stigma discourages many from taking advantage of our profession.
(954) 874-8789
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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
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Velvet Psychotherapy Collective
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Our goal at the collective is to provide a queer affirming, safe and intimate space for you to explore your inner world, bringing you closer to living your most authentic life. Each clinician brings their authentic self to each session allowing for an individualized, collaborative approach to treatment with a core belief that you are the expert in your own life. It is our belief that the most important part of therapy is the relationship between therapist and client.
(754) 249-2013
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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
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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.