Emotionally Focused Therapists in Davidson, NC

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Karen McCabe Barry
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, LMFT
Verified Verified
Davidson, NC 28036
I've trained extensively in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) to specialize in relationships and attachment based issues.
Currently I'm only accepting individuals for virtual session. As a marriage and family therapist I work with individuals, couples and family groups.Being an LMFT means being "systemic". I enjoy working with people with a variety of concerns such as: life transitions, relationships, sexual dysfunction, divorce/remarriage and health. I treat mental health issues as well as provide coaching. My focus is integrative, strength-based and client centered, meaning I'll work with you at your speed to achieve your goals. I view coaching and therapy as a collaborate process. Your motivation and our relationship is key.
I've trained extensively in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) to specialize in relationships and attachment based issues.
Currently I'm only accepting individuals for virtual session. As a marriage and family therapist I work with individuals, couples and family groups.Being an LMFT means being "systemic". I enjoy working with people with a variety of concerns such as: life transitions, relationships, sexual dysfunction, divorce/remarriage and health. I treat mental health issues as well as provide coaching. My focus is integrative, strength-based and client centered, meaning I'll work with you at your speed to achieve your goals. I view coaching and therapy as a collaborate process. Your motivation and our relationship is key.
(704) 981-6854 View (704) 981-6854
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Sharon DeVries
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Davidson, NC 28036
Waitlist for new clients
My practice is trauma informed with training in CBT, DBT, IFS, EFT and Somatic therapy.
My passion is to see people experience the healing, transformation and restoration that they desire and deserve. I understand that by the time most individuals seek counseling they are feeling desperate and stuck. My goal is to meet you with empathy, genuineness and understanding while assisting you in realizing your strengths and the resources needed to achieve your desired therapeutic goals. I offer validation and perspective while encouraging your self-awareness. No feeling is final and present pain can become a catalyst for transformation and growth.
My practice is trauma informed with training in CBT, DBT, IFS, EFT and Somatic therapy.
My passion is to see people experience the healing, transformation and restoration that they desire and deserve. I understand that by the time most individuals seek counseling they are feeling desperate and stuck. My goal is to meet you with empathy, genuineness and understanding while assisting you in realizing your strengths and the resources needed to achieve your desired therapeutic goals. I offer validation and perspective while encouraging your self-awareness. No feeling is final and present pain can become a catalyst for transformation and growth.
(704) 703-3124 View (704) 703-3124
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Kimberly Coons
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CSAT-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Davidson, NC 28036
I find great joy and success in working with couples through Emotionally Focused Therapy.
"Conflict is the inflammation, disconnection is the virus." Since hearing this quote from Sue Johnson I have not seen a couple, family or individual where this does not ring true. I want to help reconnect you to those you love, while holding a healthy, non judgmental therapeutic relationship. I will work with you to identify, explore and share emotions that often times feel to vulnerable and raw. As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with focus on systems and attachment theory I like to work with individuals, families and couples of all ages.
I find great joy and success in working with couples through Emotionally Focused Therapy.
"Conflict is the inflammation, disconnection is the virus." Since hearing this quote from Sue Johnson I have not seen a couple, family or individual where this does not ring true. I want to help reconnect you to those you love, while holding a healthy, non judgmental therapeutic relationship. I will work with you to identify, explore and share emotions that often times feel to vulnerable and raw. As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with focus on systems and attachment theory I like to work with individuals, families and couples of all ages.
(704) 706-2505 View (704) 706-2505
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Christine Wisdom
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Davidson, NC 28036
I employ an Integrative approach to counseling, blending techniques from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Gestalt, Internal Family Systems theory and Psycho-dynamic theory, EMDR, Gottman Therapy and EFT.
I work with individuals and couples by listening to their stories, helping them to find meaning out of life's experiences and working together to rewrite the stories of their lives. I journey with individuals to heal past wounds and move towards wholeness. I have worked with women in life transitions to find a greater sense of self and with men with past struggles with addiction to discover a new direction for their lives. I work with men, women and teens who struggle with anxiety, depression and family conflict to work on setting boundaries with others and caring for the self.
I employ an Integrative approach to counseling, blending techniques from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Gestalt, Internal Family Systems theory and Psycho-dynamic theory, EMDR, Gottman Therapy and EFT.
I work with individuals and couples by listening to their stories, helping them to find meaning out of life's experiences and working together to rewrite the stories of their lives. I journey with individuals to heal past wounds and move towards wholeness. I have worked with women in life transitions to find a greater sense of self and with men with past struggles with addiction to discover a new direction for their lives. I work with men, women and teens who struggle with anxiety, depression and family conflict to work on setting boundaries with others and caring for the self.
(704) 276-6109 View (704) 276-6109
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Brandon Williams
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, LCMHCA , MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Davidson, NC 28036
I incorporate humanistic principles, mindfulness-based practices, emotionally focused individual therapy, and Somatic Experiencing techniques all within a trauma-informed framework to support your growth and capacity to change how you respond to your experience.
We are living in trying times and for many it can feel like it's hard to find the good in our communities, our world, and in ourselves. If you are looking to find inner resilience to navigate personal and/or societal challenges, I can help support you as you discover resources and a wisdom you never know you had. My goal is to help you find an ability to meet chaos with creativity, worry with calm and contentment, pain with personal resolution, helplessness with sustainable action, and fragmentation with a balanced view of life that leads towards a more integrated past, present, and hopeful future.
I incorporate humanistic principles, mindfulness-based practices, emotionally focused individual therapy, and Somatic Experiencing techniques all within a trauma-informed framework to support your growth and capacity to change how you respond to your experience.
We are living in trying times and for many it can feel like it's hard to find the good in our communities, our world, and in ourselves. If you are looking to find inner resilience to navigate personal and/or societal challenges, I can help support you as you discover resources and a wisdom you never know you had. My goal is to help you find an ability to meet chaos with creativity, worry with calm and contentment, pain with personal resolution, helplessness with sustainable action, and fragmentation with a balanced view of life that leads towards a more integrated past, present, and hopeful future.
(980) 414-0701 View (980) 414-0701
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Julie Martin
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, CSAT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Davidson, NC 28036
Waitlist for new clients
There is not a "one size fits all" therapy that works for everyone, so I tailor my therapeutic interventions to what I feel will work best for you. I know that it is difficult to come in for counseling, but I believe that if you have the courage to take that step you will find that I am a very approachable person with a passion for helping others improve their lives. I have both inpatient and outpatient experience working with individuals who are struggling with relationships issues, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, sexual addiction, codependency, boundaries, parenting and more.
There is not a "one size fits all" therapy that works for everyone, so I tailor my therapeutic interventions to what I feel will work best for you. I know that it is difficult to come in for counseling, but I believe that if you have the courage to take that step you will find that I am a very approachable person with a passion for helping others improve their lives. I have both inpatient and outpatient experience working with individuals who are struggling with relationships issues, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, sexual addiction, codependency, boundaries, parenting and more.
(704) 850-5834 View (704) 850-5834
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Doctor Eva Paziak
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Davidson, NC 28036
Accepting New Clients. I am a Clinical Psychologist, who loves to help people create a lasting sense of happiness, meaning, and well-being in their lives. I believe that health constitutes a state of relative balance between all the "strains" put on our system (e.g. daily life stressors, losses, obligations, negative life events, etc.) and the physical, mental, spiritual and relational resources we have available to us to draw upon. In therapy, I work with people to identify "where there is too much energy in their lives, and where the energy is missing," in order to help them create more harmonious, full, and vibrant life.
Accepting New Clients. I am a Clinical Psychologist, who loves to help people create a lasting sense of happiness, meaning, and well-being in their lives. I believe that health constitutes a state of relative balance between all the "strains" put on our system (e.g. daily life stressors, losses, obligations, negative life events, etc.) and the physical, mental, spiritual and relational resources we have available to us to draw upon. In therapy, I work with people to identify "where there is too much energy in their lives, and where the energy is missing," in order to help them create more harmonious, full, and vibrant life.
(980) 705-9706 View (980) 705-9706
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Jeannine Bodner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Davidson, NC 28036
I respect the courage that it takes to seek help when life's challenges become overwhelming. It is often a very painful place that can be difficult to share with another person. I am very sensitive to the fact that the first step can be the most difficult. I use a collaborative, compassionate approach with my clients. I rely on my knowledge and experience coupled with theoretical approaches to customize a plan for the individual situation. The goal is to work toward holistic balance.
I respect the courage that it takes to seek help when life's challenges become overwhelming. It is often a very painful place that can be difficult to share with another person. I am very sensitive to the fact that the first step can be the most difficult. I use a collaborative, compassionate approach with my clients. I rely on my knowledge and experience coupled with theoretical approaches to customize a plan for the individual situation. The goal is to work toward holistic balance.
(704) 851-8218 View (704) 851-8218
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Stefanie Jester
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT, CMAT, CPTT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Davidson, NC 28036
There is nothing more rewarding than assisting an individual, couple, or family reach their self determined goals - to begin to heal and move forward. I enjoy working with adult individuals, teenagers, couples and families. I am a strengths based and solution focused therapist with emphasis on hope and authentic living. Helping people heal from trauma whether it's a small "t" or large "T" is a passion for me. I have been privileged to work with many individuals and couples recover from addiction, betrayal and disconnection from self and other; to begin living vibrantly, authentically and with intention.
There is nothing more rewarding than assisting an individual, couple, or family reach their self determined goals - to begin to heal and move forward. I enjoy working with adult individuals, teenagers, couples and families. I am a strengths based and solution focused therapist with emphasis on hope and authentic living. Helping people heal from trauma whether it's a small "t" or large "T" is a passion for me. I have been privileged to work with many individuals and couples recover from addiction, betrayal and disconnection from self and other; to begin living vibrantly, authentically and with intention.
(704) 259-7998 View (704) 259-7998
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Réa M. Wright
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Davidson, NC 28036
Want to live a Joyful, Vibrant, & Conscious life? Understanding that you are important, relevant & that you matter, is step one. Your relationship with your SELF affects every aspect of your life & often small changes can lead to big shifts! If you want to feel differently, want satisfying relationships, & to cope with life's stressors in an empowered & positive way, then please do reach out to me. I provide a safe and nonjudgmental space in which you can explore feelings, thoughts & beliefs, both conscious & unconscious, that may be keeping you stuck. You don't have to keep struggling alone. I'm just an email away!
Want to live a Joyful, Vibrant, & Conscious life? Understanding that you are important, relevant & that you matter, is step one. Your relationship with your SELF affects every aspect of your life & often small changes can lead to big shifts! If you want to feel differently, want satisfying relationships, & to cope with life's stressors in an empowered & positive way, then please do reach out to me. I provide a safe and nonjudgmental space in which you can explore feelings, thoughts & beliefs, both conscious & unconscious, that may be keeping you stuck. You don't have to keep struggling alone. I'm just an email away!
(704) 216-4296 View (704) 216-4296
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Kelly Edens
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, CCTP, NCC
Verified Verified
Davidson, NC 28036  (Online Only)
My role is to create a relaxed, non-judgmental environment where you feel comfortable to explore your story together. I have helped people struggling with a range of different mental health diagnosis and life challenges. As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional all my sessions are trauma informed and offer a warm, client-centered space for you to gain new perspectives about the world and yourself. In sessions with me you can expect to learn coping skills, but also get deeper by working on self-acceptance, autonomy, and overall feeling more empowered and in control.
My role is to create a relaxed, non-judgmental environment where you feel comfortable to explore your story together. I have helped people struggling with a range of different mental health diagnosis and life challenges. As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional all my sessions are trauma informed and offer a warm, client-centered space for you to gain new perspectives about the world and yourself. In sessions with me you can expect to learn coping skills, but also get deeper by working on self-acceptance, autonomy, and overall feeling more empowered and in control.
(443) 773-2621 View (443) 773-2621
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Joey Schnople
Counselor, MBA, RYT-200, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Davidson, NC 28036
Are you spinning your wheels? Have you tried, again and again, to just get this thing called life to work for you, but nothing seems to stick? I've been there, and I get it. Our lives are the stories of our being in the world, and I work with individuals, couples, and families to look at the big picture of the story of YOUR life. We will explore not only the “how” of your life and the challenges that it brings, but also the “why” of these same issues, so that you can finally make some progress and begin to live with greater fulfillment and ease of being in the world.
Are you spinning your wheels? Have you tried, again and again, to just get this thing called life to work for you, but nothing seems to stick? I've been there, and I get it. Our lives are the stories of our being in the world, and I work with individuals, couples, and families to look at the big picture of the story of YOUR life. We will explore not only the “how” of your life and the challenges that it brings, but also the “why” of these same issues, so that you can finally make some progress and begin to live with greater fulfillment and ease of being in the world.
(980) 368-5014 View (980) 368-5014
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Travis M Bradey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Davidson, NC 28035
Anxiety, Relationships, neurodivergence or just looking for answers?…Since 2012, my passion has been therapy/counseling, second only to being a father to my amazing kids. I have amassed extensive experiences and training along that way. As a result, I can match each client with tools and philosophy that get them closer to where they are trying to go. My approach to all things centers on finding solutions in life, and my sessions are no different. From day one, I seek solutions while being present with those who allow me to be a part of their journey.
Anxiety, Relationships, neurodivergence or just looking for answers?…Since 2012, my passion has been therapy/counseling, second only to being a father to my amazing kids. I have amassed extensive experiences and training along that way. As a result, I can match each client with tools and philosophy that get them closer to where they are trying to go. My approach to all things centers on finding solutions in life, and my sessions are no different. From day one, I seek solutions while being present with those who allow me to be a part of their journey.
(980) 319-1603 View (980) 319-1603
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Erin Haverkamp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Davidson, NC 28036
You feel anxious, depressed and haunted by past experiences, keeping you from enjoying work & personal success. You’re great at your job; you can set goals and achieve them every time. But despite how good life might look from the outside, you struggle with feelings of shame or anxiety and can’t quite connect in meaningful relationships. You might be wondering if some of the experiences you had as a child, or earlier in life, are influencing the way you’re feeling today. It’s hard figuring that out on your own, and you’re ready to make those connections and finally feel better.
You feel anxious, depressed and haunted by past experiences, keeping you from enjoying work & personal success. You’re great at your job; you can set goals and achieve them every time. But despite how good life might look from the outside, you struggle with feelings of shame or anxiety and can’t quite connect in meaningful relationships. You might be wondering if some of the experiences you had as a child, or earlier in life, are influencing the way you’re feeling today. It’s hard figuring that out on your own, and you’re ready to make those connections and finally feel better.
(980) 372-7195 View (980) 372-7195
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Flyleaf Counseling, PLLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT, CMAT, BSP, EMDR
Verified Verified
Davidson, NC 28036
At Flyleaf Counseling, Kim and Stefanie assist individuals and couples reach their fullest potential in healing and thriving. We help clients heal from past and current traumas and hurts, reduce anxieties, and find recovery with addiction and partner betrayal. Whether we are working with an individual or couple, we assist you in reaching your own determined goals. We assist clients in finding connection with themselves and others and to begin to unpack and release all of the needs that they believe hold them back from living their best life.
At Flyleaf Counseling, Kim and Stefanie assist individuals and couples reach their fullest potential in healing and thriving. We help clients heal from past and current traumas and hurts, reduce anxieties, and find recovery with addiction and partner betrayal. Whether we are working with an individual or couple, we assist you in reaching your own determined goals. We assist clients in finding connection with themselves and others and to begin to unpack and release all of the needs that they believe hold them back from living their best life.
(704) 327-0451 View (704) 327-0451
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Kathy Bray
Counselor, MA, LCMHC, CCTP, NCC
Verified Verified
Davidson, NC 28036
Thank you for taking the time to read about me. My work with clients, first and foremost, focuses on developing a relationship. Research indicates that the single most important component of therapy is the strength of the relationship between the therapist and the client. I build connection by accompanying clients on their journey to insight and healing. Together we create a space that is safe and free of judgment, where the client’s authentic voice can be discovered and heard. I approach each client uniquely and in partnership, based on their needs and challenges.
Thank you for taking the time to read about me. My work with clients, first and foremost, focuses on developing a relationship. Research indicates that the single most important component of therapy is the strength of the relationship between the therapist and the client. I build connection by accompanying clients on their journey to insight and healing. Together we create a space that is safe and free of judgment, where the client’s authentic voice can be discovered and heard. I approach each client uniquely and in partnership, based on their needs and challenges.
(980) 494-1913 View (980) 494-1913
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Aislinn Mayes
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Davidson, NC 28036
The idea of starting therapy can create increased feelings of worry and stress for new and even returning clients. Therapy requires vulnerability and I'm proud of you for taking the first step towards healing. Our therapeutic relationship begins with establishing trust within the first few moments of meeting. Those who are searching for a therapist often get lost in the “where do I start” mindset, so I make it my goal to help ease your doubt, answer questions and guide you on the path towards change. We will rediscover your strengths and focus on your potential to understand past trauma, lingering stress, and overwhelming emotions.
The idea of starting therapy can create increased feelings of worry and stress for new and even returning clients. Therapy requires vulnerability and I'm proud of you for taking the first step towards healing. Our therapeutic relationship begins with establishing trust within the first few moments of meeting. Those who are searching for a therapist often get lost in the “where do I start” mindset, so I make it my goal to help ease your doubt, answer questions and guide you on the path towards change. We will rediscover your strengths and focus on your potential to understand past trauma, lingering stress, and overwhelming emotions.
(980) 276-2595 View (980) 276-2595
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Flyleaf Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMFT, LCSW, CSAT, CMAT, CCTP
Verified Verified
Davidson, NC 28036
At Flyleaf Counseling, Kim and Stefanie assist individuals and couples reach their fullest potential in healing and thriving. We help clients heal from past and current traumas and hurts, reduce anxieties, and find recovery with addiction and partner betrayal. Whether we are working with an individual or couple, we assist you in reaching your own determined goals. We assist clients in finding connection with themselves and others and to begin to unpack and release all of the needs that they believe hold them back from living their best life.
At Flyleaf Counseling, Kim and Stefanie assist individuals and couples reach their fullest potential in healing and thriving. We help clients heal from past and current traumas and hurts, reduce anxieties, and find recovery with addiction and partner betrayal. Whether we are working with an individual or couple, we assist you in reaching your own determined goals. We assist clients in finding connection with themselves and others and to begin to unpack and release all of the needs that they believe hold them back from living their best life.
(704) 327-0457 View (704) 327-0457
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Nicolle Anderson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Davidson, NC 28036
In my approach to working with clients, I believe seeking therapy is a sign of strength and a willingness to make changes in your life which will give you a better perspective on the challenges in life we all face. I have experience treating adults, teenagers and children, working on an individual basis as well as with couples and families. My areas of expertise include issues around divorce and blended families, couples counseling, depression, anxiety and adoption issues.
In my approach to working with clients, I believe seeking therapy is a sign of strength and a willingness to make changes in your life which will give you a better perspective on the challenges in life we all face. I have experience treating adults, teenagers and children, working on an individual basis as well as with couples and families. My areas of expertise include issues around divorce and blended families, couples counseling, depression, anxiety and adoption issues.
(704) 464-3698 View (704) 464-3698
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Kelly Geers - Green Couch Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Davidson, NC 28036
Waitlist for new clients
You already have the answers you need. All you need is someone to listen as you figure out what you already know or encourage you to make the changes you need. You may need permission to take a step, set a boundary, or leave an unhealthy relationship. Counseling allows you to let down walls, process pain, and gain insight from a trusted, neutral person without fear of judgment. I work with adults and couples experiencing relational pain, anxiety, depression, and various life transitions - including premarital. You can always reach out, and I can help determine if we're a good fit. If not, I'll help you find someone who is.
You already have the answers you need. All you need is someone to listen as you figure out what you already know or encourage you to make the changes you need. You may need permission to take a step, set a boundary, or leave an unhealthy relationship. Counseling allows you to let down walls, process pain, and gain insight from a trusted, neutral person without fear of judgment. I work with adults and couples experiencing relational pain, anxiety, depression, and various life transitions - including premarital. You can always reach out, and I can help determine if we're a good fit. If not, I'll help you find someone who is.
(704) 237-6824 View (704) 237-6824
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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.