Emotionally Focused Therapists in Huntersville, NC

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Erin Byrne
Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Huntersville, NC 28078
Waitlist for new clients
Utilizing the Gottman Method and Emotionally Focused Therapy, we can work through whatever stage of relationship you are in.
Counseling is a way to activate change, feel empowered, and create your own happiness, and I am here to join you on that journey! Whether you are coming in to work on yourself, or coming as a couple to work on your relationship, I am here to help. I utilize an integrative approach which includes cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused techniques and collaboration. Together, we can work towards your goals and make positive changes.
Utilizing the Gottman Method and Emotionally Focused Therapy, we can work through whatever stage of relationship you are in.
Counseling is a way to activate change, feel empowered, and create your own happiness, and I am here to join you on that journey! Whether you are coming in to work on yourself, or coming as a couple to work on your relationship, I am here to help. I utilize an integrative approach which includes cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused techniques and collaboration. Together, we can work towards your goals and make positive changes.
(704) 343-8486 View (704) 343-8486
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L. JoAnn Mullinix
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Huntersville, NC 28078
At Sanctuary Counseling Group, we believe in creating therapeutic relationships with our clients that promote the healing of heart, mind, and soul. Therapy is a Sacred Space. As a systemic therapist, I welcome individuals, couples, children, and family systems into the room. I believe in creating a non-judgmental and open context that will often draw from Emotionally Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Experiential Therapy, and Mindfulness-based strategies. I received my Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pfeiffer University and was selected as the Student of the Year by the faculty.
At Sanctuary Counseling Group, we believe in creating therapeutic relationships with our clients that promote the healing of heart, mind, and soul. Therapy is a Sacred Space. As a systemic therapist, I welcome individuals, couples, children, and family systems into the room. I believe in creating a non-judgmental and open context that will often draw from Emotionally Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Experiential Therapy, and Mindfulness-based strategies. I received my Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pfeiffer University and was selected as the Student of the Year by the faculty.
(980) 326-5034 View (980) 326-5034
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Kimberly Coons
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CSAT-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Huntersville, NC 28078
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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Karen McCabe Barry
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, LMFT
Verified Verified
Huntersville, NC 28078
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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Karen Rogich
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, LCMHCA, MAC, MEd
Verified Verified
Huntersville, NC 28070
Karen is trained in EMDR, EFT, Nutrition and integrative Mental Health Counseling, and Somatic Attachment Therapy.
Karen Rogich is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate practicing in the heart of Charlotte, NC. Karen’s therapeutic approach is grounded in psychodynamic/psychoanalytic therapy, which is insight-oriented. This model explores how our early life experiences relate to current life functioning and relationships to offer choices for change. In her practice, therapy is tailored to each individual. Karen utilizes an integrative model incorporating somatic work, trauma-informed therapy, EMDR, health and nutrition, to help clients make lasting changes for meaningful life. Karen enjoys working with adults and couples.
Karen is trained in EMDR, EFT, Nutrition and integrative Mental Health Counseling, and Somatic Attachment Therapy.
Karen Rogich is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate practicing in the heart of Charlotte, NC. Karen’s therapeutic approach is grounded in psychodynamic/psychoanalytic therapy, which is insight-oriented. This model explores how our early life experiences relate to current life functioning and relationships to offer choices for change. In her practice, therapy is tailored to each individual. Karen utilizes an integrative model incorporating somatic work, trauma-informed therapy, EMDR, health and nutrition, to help clients make lasting changes for meaningful life. Karen enjoys working with adults and couples.
(704) 666-8823 View (704) 666-8823
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Brandon Williams
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, LCMHCA , MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Huntersville, NC 28070
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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Strengthening Foundations Child & Family Cnslng
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LMFTA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Huntersville, NC 28078  (Online Only)
Facing life's challenges and transitions should not be done alone. When you encounter issues arising from lifecycle changes, relational turmoil or any other challenges that invoke a crisis or grief, it is important to have genuine and empathetic support to guide you without passing judgment. As a spouse of a retired veteran, I have over 20 years of experience adapting to the lifestyle challenges that the military community encounters. I have helped many families successfully cope with the military lifestyle, relational struggles and raise special children.
Facing life's challenges and transitions should not be done alone. When you encounter issues arising from lifecycle changes, relational turmoil or any other challenges that invoke a crisis or grief, it is important to have genuine and empathetic support to guide you without passing judgment. As a spouse of a retired veteran, I have over 20 years of experience adapting to the lifestyle challenges that the military community encounters. I have helped many families successfully cope with the military lifestyle, relational struggles and raise special children.
(910) 672-6766 View (910) 672-6766
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Crystal Murphy
LCMHC, MACC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntersville, NC 28078
I enjoy working with women, teens 16+, and blended families as well as pre-marital, married, and dating couples. I am experienced with adulting, anger management, anxiety, depression, faith and spiritual issues, peer relationships, people pleasers, relationship issues, self-esteem, women issues, work-life balance, and trauma. I welcome clients to join me outside for Walk & Talk therapy (weather permitting). Also, when mutually agreed, I enjoy integrating Christian principles into therapy.
I enjoy working with women, teens 16+, and blended families as well as pre-marital, married, and dating couples. I am experienced with adulting, anger management, anxiety, depression, faith and spiritual issues, peer relationships, people pleasers, relationship issues, self-esteem, women issues, work-life balance, and trauma. I welcome clients to join me outside for Walk & Talk therapy (weather permitting). Also, when mutually agreed, I enjoy integrating Christian principles into therapy.
(704) 445-3408 View (704) 445-3408
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The Healing Collab
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Huntersville, NC 28078  (Online Only)
Is it difficult to connect in relationships? Do you find yourself making the same unhealthy choices in your dating relationships? Is making and keeping meaningful friendships a challenge? Are your work relationships causing you stress? Proven studies show that relationships heal us both physically and mentally. They enrich our lives in ways we could never imagine. If you have been feeling lonely, tired of going with the flow yet feeling discouraged in securing healthy relationship with others, you have landed in the right space.
Is it difficult to connect in relationships? Do you find yourself making the same unhealthy choices in your dating relationships? Is making and keeping meaningful friendships a challenge? Are your work relationships causing you stress? Proven studies show that relationships heal us both physically and mentally. They enrich our lives in ways we could never imagine. If you have been feeling lonely, tired of going with the flow yet feeling discouraged in securing healthy relationship with others, you have landed in the right space.
(619) 762-4827 View (619) 762-4827
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Tiffany Buie Chepke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, IHWC
Verified Verified
Huntersville, NC 28078
Are you feeling overwhelmed with the chaos of life, stressed over relationships, alone even when surrounded by others? The first step to taking control of life is the hardest, and I would love the opportunity to help you reach your optimal life vision.
Are you feeling overwhelmed with the chaos of life, stressed over relationships, alone even when surrounded by others? The first step to taking control of life is the hardest, and I would love the opportunity to help you reach your optimal life vision.
(704) 800-3816 View (704) 800-3816
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Howard Slutzky
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Huntersville, NC 28078
Whatever it is that has prompted you to seek the support of a therapist at this time, I commend you for taking such an important first step. I see this as a sign of strength, and a commitment to address the challenges and obstacles you are currently facing. Having been in my own counseling at pivotal times throughout my life, I have a deep respect for the therapeutic process. It is only through vulnerability and authentic connection that we can truly cultivate the best versions of ourselves, and the counseling process provides a powerful vehicle for doing so. It would be my honor to assist you in this capacity.
Whatever it is that has prompted you to seek the support of a therapist at this time, I commend you for taking such an important first step. I see this as a sign of strength, and a commitment to address the challenges and obstacles you are currently facing. Having been in my own counseling at pivotal times throughout my life, I have a deep respect for the therapeutic process. It is only through vulnerability and authentic connection that we can truly cultivate the best versions of ourselves, and the counseling process provides a powerful vehicle for doing so. It would be my honor to assist you in this capacity.
(704) 728-0267 View (704) 728-0267
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Dani Garrett
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCMHC-A
Verified Verified
Huntersville, NC 28078
Life can become overwhelming, overstimulating, and heavy. You may carry grief, sorrow, anger, stress, and worry in your mind and body. Maybe you experience waves in life where you lose your sense of self, your connection to the world around you, and you may lose meaning or hope during those difficult seasons. I seek to provide guidance for those who are open to the process of self-discovery and healing. My experience lies in working with CPTSD, PTSD, chronic stress, depression, anxiety, self-identity, life transitions, and spiritual concerns. I am passionate about providing gender affirming and culturally sensitive care.
Life can become overwhelming, overstimulating, and heavy. You may carry grief, sorrow, anger, stress, and worry in your mind and body. Maybe you experience waves in life where you lose your sense of self, your connection to the world around you, and you may lose meaning or hope during those difficult seasons. I seek to provide guidance for those who are open to the process of self-discovery and healing. My experience lies in working with CPTSD, PTSD, chronic stress, depression, anxiety, self-identity, life transitions, and spiritual concerns. I am passionate about providing gender affirming and culturally sensitive care.
(704) 850-5228 View (704) 850-5228
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Katherine Waldron
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, CTP, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
Huntersville, NC 28078
I’m licensed in the states of NC & SC. I see clients in person & virtually in NC & offer telehealth services in for people in SC. I have experience working with ADHD, LGBTQIA+, and trauma. I’m an LGBTQIA+ allied therapist and provide trauma-informed therapy. I am a Certified Trauma Professional and as a trauma professional and childhood trauma survivor myself, my goal is to provide a unique, compassionate, and evidence-based approach when providing treatment. I enjoy helping individuals find ways to create and find safety within themselves. I thank you for stopping by and I hope to support you on your journey through this process.
I’m licensed in the states of NC & SC. I see clients in person & virtually in NC & offer telehealth services in for people in SC. I have experience working with ADHD, LGBTQIA+, and trauma. I’m an LGBTQIA+ allied therapist and provide trauma-informed therapy. I am a Certified Trauma Professional and as a trauma professional and childhood trauma survivor myself, my goal is to provide a unique, compassionate, and evidence-based approach when providing treatment. I enjoy helping individuals find ways to create and find safety within themselves. I thank you for stopping by and I hope to support you on your journey through this process.
(704) 327-0826 View (704) 327-0826
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Couples Alliance
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
Huntersville, NC 28078
Many people have difficulty adapting to life's unforeseen challenges and seeking help can feel equally challenging. I believe that psychotherapy is invaluable in improving one's quality of life. Our experiences and characteristics can cause conflict in our relationships with ourselves & others. I value each individual's story as it creates our present day reality. Making sense of our life can be difficult to achieve alone. My approach is to help couples develop healthier, more adaptive relationships; nurture stable & respectful relationships; and move beyond the state of feeling "stuck" and toward growth.
Many people have difficulty adapting to life's unforeseen challenges and seeking help can feel equally challenging. I believe that psychotherapy is invaluable in improving one's quality of life. Our experiences and characteristics can cause conflict in our relationships with ourselves & others. I value each individual's story as it creates our present day reality. Making sense of our life can be difficult to achieve alone. My approach is to help couples develop healthier, more adaptive relationships; nurture stable & respectful relationships; and move beyond the state of feeling "stuck" and toward growth.
(704) 879-1976 View (704) 879-1976
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Odelta Clontz
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntersville, NC 28078
While starting therapy can seem daunting, I offer a warm, nonjudgmental space in which we'll explore your concerns together. Therapy is a journey of rediscovering clarity, purpose, and joy. I have experience working with a culturally diverse population and provide individual counseling to adolescents and adults. My focus is on counseling clients who are dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, stressor related issues, anger management, interpersonal skills deficits, and cultural integration difficulties. As every client is unique, I tailor my therapeutic approach to match the client's needs, values, and goals.
While starting therapy can seem daunting, I offer a warm, nonjudgmental space in which we'll explore your concerns together. Therapy is a journey of rediscovering clarity, purpose, and joy. I have experience working with a culturally diverse population and provide individual counseling to adolescents and adults. My focus is on counseling clients who are dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, stressor related issues, anger management, interpersonal skills deficits, and cultural integration difficulties. As every client is unique, I tailor my therapeutic approach to match the client's needs, values, and goals.
(704) 343-6126 View (704) 343-6126
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Candy M Farmer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Not Verified Not Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntersville, NC 28078
Waitlist for new clients
At Cobblestone Counseling we understand the challenges of depression and anxiety and daily life adjustments. We work with adult individuals and couples to help manage the stress that anxiety, depression, change and stress creates.
At Cobblestone Counseling we understand the challenges of depression and anxiety and daily life adjustments. We work with adult individuals and couples to help manage the stress that anxiety, depression, change and stress creates.
(980) 949-0826 View (980) 949-0826
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Kathryn M Durden
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LCASA
Verified Verified
Huntersville, NC 28078
I seek to provide a safe, supportive and affirming environment for all genders, races, religions, and cultures. Being passionate about working with individuals, couples or families in life stage transitions, or just seeking change. My approach to therapy is a collaborative, strengths-based, Solution Focused perspective and I deliver it in an empathetic, non-confrontational, and non-judgmental manner. Meeting my clients where they are and helping them get through life's journey creating healthier relationships.
I seek to provide a safe, supportive and affirming environment for all genders, races, religions, and cultures. Being passionate about working with individuals, couples or families in life stage transitions, or just seeking change. My approach to therapy is a collaborative, strengths-based, Solution Focused perspective and I deliver it in an empathetic, non-confrontational, and non-judgmental manner. Meeting my clients where they are and helping them get through life's journey creating healthier relationships.
(980) 243-4315 View (980) 243-4315
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Michelle E Nash
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFTA
Verified Verified
Huntersville, NC 28078
Thank you for taking the first steps toward pursuing counseling. Finding a counselor who is a right fit is an important part of that process! It is my desire to assist you in every way possible. At heart, I am a helper, encourager, and challenger. What this means is that in sessions, I take a compassionate, direct, creative, and patient approach. It is important that you are heard clearly, your goals are made a priority, and resources are presented to help you utilize your own strengths to reach those goals. Our counseling environment will facilitate a safe atmosphere for anything you desire to share and process.
Thank you for taking the first steps toward pursuing counseling. Finding a counselor who is a right fit is an important part of that process! It is my desire to assist you in every way possible. At heart, I am a helper, encourager, and challenger. What this means is that in sessions, I take a compassionate, direct, creative, and patient approach. It is important that you are heard clearly, your goals are made a priority, and resources are presented to help you utilize your own strengths to reach those goals. Our counseling environment will facilitate a safe atmosphere for anything you desire to share and process.
(704) 368-4641 View (704) 368-4641
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Integrated Holistic Solutions, PLLC
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor, DBH, LCMHCS, BCIM, BC-TMH, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Huntersville, NC 28070  (Online Only)
The clinicians at Integrated Holistic Solutions, PLLC are qualified, credentialed, and licensed professionals whose primary mission is to provide quality therapeutic care and organizational training to the surrounding community. Their goal is to empower people; to enrich lives; to give you control of your outcomes; and to restore your body, mind and spirit back to their optimal states of functioning. The certified and licensed clinicians at Integrated Holistic Solutions have over 28 years of experience and are trained in equipping clients with the tools necessary to maximize their environment and enhance their well-being.
The clinicians at Integrated Holistic Solutions, PLLC are qualified, credentialed, and licensed professionals whose primary mission is to provide quality therapeutic care and organizational training to the surrounding community. Their goal is to empower people; to enrich lives; to give you control of your outcomes; and to restore your body, mind and spirit back to their optimal states of functioning. The certified and licensed clinicians at Integrated Holistic Solutions have over 28 years of experience and are trained in equipping clients with the tools necessary to maximize their environment and enhance their well-being.
(704) 896-6044 x1 View (704) 896-6044 x1
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Lisa Nguyen
Counselor, MA, LCMHC-A, NCC
Verified Verified
Huntersville, NC 28078
I am passionate about working with individuals to strengthen their mental health and achieve the version of themselves that they strive to be. I approach counseling from a person-centered view, believing everyone has the power to make changes toward their own healing and growth as well as the ability to discover this for themselves. I believe it is important for a therapist to be empathetic and genuine with their clients while displaying unconditional positive regard.
I am passionate about working with individuals to strengthen their mental health and achieve the version of themselves that they strive to be. I approach counseling from a person-centered view, believing everyone has the power to make changes toward their own healing and growth as well as the ability to discover this for themselves. I believe it is important for a therapist to be empathetic and genuine with their clients while displaying unconditional positive regard.
(980) 575-0695 View (980) 575-0695

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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.