Emotionally Focused Therapists in Corona, NY

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Karina Pena-Toledo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
Corona, NY 11368
I offer individualized and tailored care with strong humanistic approach to the unique challenges and conflicts that bring people to my practice. I graduated as a Clinical Psychologist in Argentina and received my Master Degree in Social Work at NYU. I have extensive clinical training and significant experience in this profession that I love. I am aware that the first contact is usually difficult or anxiety-provoking but I will make sure that you feel comfortable and willing to initiate this illuminating journey towards insight, self-reflection and introspective work that will enrich your life.
I offer individualized and tailored care with strong humanistic approach to the unique challenges and conflicts that bring people to my practice. I graduated as a Clinical Psychologist in Argentina and received my Master Degree in Social Work at NYU. I have extensive clinical training and significant experience in this profession that I love. I am aware that the first contact is usually difficult or anxiety-provoking but I will make sure that you feel comfortable and willing to initiate this illuminating journey towards insight, self-reflection and introspective work that will enrich your life.
(917) 935-4714 View (917) 935-4714
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Integral Mental Health Counseling
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, CASAC, LCSW
Verified Verified
Corona, NY 11368
We are a private psychotherapy practice in Corona, Queens. We have extensive experience successfully assessing, counseling and supporting varying client populations in multiple settings, We have multiple bilingual specialized professionals for your service and care. We specialize in all types of psychological disorders, ADHD, ADD, ODD, Depression, Anxiety to name a few. We provide parenting classes, marriage counseling, psychotherapy for adolescents, group family therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, play therapy for children, students with academic and behavioral problems, response prevention and more.
We are a private psychotherapy practice in Corona, Queens. We have extensive experience successfully assessing, counseling and supporting varying client populations in multiple settings, We have multiple bilingual specialized professionals for your service and care. We specialize in all types of psychological disorders, ADHD, ADD, ODD, Depression, Anxiety to name a few. We provide parenting classes, marriage counseling, psychotherapy for adolescents, group family therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, play therapy for children, students with academic and behavioral problems, response prevention and more.
(929) 227-6147 View (929) 227-6147
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Nadia M Diaz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Corona, NY 11368
I am a NY licensed clinical psychologist with 20+ years of experience. I integrate different methods to work collaboratively in a non-judgemental, culturally sensitive, warm and supporting environment, tailored to each person. Treatment of depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, and relationship issues through exploration, trauma informed interventions, self-understanding, & personal growth. Currently ONLY accepting clients for Psychological Evaluations USCIS (Immigration): N-648, Asylum, VAWA, U Visa, T Visa, 601 Waiver Pardon/Extreme Hardship Evaluations. AND Bariatric Clearance. Spanish/English. By appt only
I am a NY licensed clinical psychologist with 20+ years of experience. I integrate different methods to work collaboratively in a non-judgemental, culturally sensitive, warm and supporting environment, tailored to each person. Treatment of depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, and relationship issues through exploration, trauma informed interventions, self-understanding, & personal growth. Currently ONLY accepting clients for Psychological Evaluations USCIS (Immigration): N-648, Asylum, VAWA, U Visa, T Visa, 601 Waiver Pardon/Extreme Hardship Evaluations. AND Bariatric Clearance. Spanish/English. By appt only
(917) 725-3222 View (917) 725-3222
Katherine Estevez
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Corona, NY 11368  (Online Only)
With an interactive, warm, and accepting approach I have been helping clients find healthy perceptions of themselves. No single approach is the right one for everyone, and so I have been trained in a range of modalities including motivational interviewing, CBT, and REBT.
With an interactive, warm, and accepting approach I have been helping clients find healthy perceptions of themselves. No single approach is the right one for everyone, and so I have been trained in a range of modalities including motivational interviewing, CBT, and REBT.
(929) 447-2199 View (929) 447-2199
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Olivia Sterling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, Lcsw
Verified Verified
Corona, NY 11368  (Online Only)
Olivia Sterling is an Afro-Latina Licensed Clinical Social Worker that specializes in providing culturally sensitive, holistic therapy across diverse populations. In her work, Olivia utilizes a variety of therapeutic modalities and evidence-based practices, including: Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Attachment-Based Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, EMDR and Mindfulness.
Olivia Sterling is an Afro-Latina Licensed Clinical Social Worker that specializes in providing culturally sensitive, holistic therapy across diverse populations. In her work, Olivia utilizes a variety of therapeutic modalities and evidence-based practices, including: Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Attachment-Based Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, EMDR and Mindfulness.
(929) 207-9009 View (929) 207-9009
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Jean Carlos Osorio Lcsw-Cdbt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CDBT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Corona, NY 11368
HABLO ESPANOL. In complaince with NYS safety guidelines, sessions are avaliable TELEHEALTH and/or face to face (safety meassures in place). I am Hispanic-Pronouns (He/His/Him) Male Social Worker with over 12 years of experienced and specialize in trauma/abuse, unresolved childhood issues, LGBTQI-gender concerns and PTSD. My approach is based on a combination of theories from unresolved childhood traumas (psycho-dymanic) to "here and now" approach; Client-center approach and empowered clients to make their own desicions in life. I utilize humor and strength perspective to creat client autonomy.
HABLO ESPANOL. In complaince with NYS safety guidelines, sessions are avaliable TELEHEALTH and/or face to face (safety meassures in place). I am Hispanic-Pronouns (He/His/Him) Male Social Worker with over 12 years of experienced and specialize in trauma/abuse, unresolved childhood issues, LGBTQI-gender concerns and PTSD. My approach is based on a combination of theories from unresolved childhood traumas (psycho-dymanic) to "here and now" approach; Client-center approach and empowered clients to make their own desicions in life. I utilize humor and strength perspective to creat client autonomy.
(347) 934-8209 View (347) 934-8209
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Dr. Neil's Psychological Services
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Corona, NY 11368
1. Are you or a loved one experiencing hardship because of a threat of deportation? If you need a hardship evaluation for immigration, you must be able to prove that you need to stay in this country for your family. A psychological report that you can exhibit to immigration, documenting the emotional trauma you and your family have endured is a necessary step in helping you stay here in this country.
1. Are you or a loved one experiencing hardship because of a threat of deportation? If you need a hardship evaluation for immigration, you must be able to prove that you need to stay in this country for your family. A psychological report that you can exhibit to immigration, documenting the emotional trauma you and your family have endured is a necessary step in helping you stay here in this country.
(646) 679-5768 View (646) 679-5768

More Therapists Nearby

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Ari J Perl
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Flushing, NY 11367
I use extensive EFT training, together with IFS which is as the core of all the work I do.
Have you tried learning strategies and tools to help you manage better, but you have been frustratingly unsuccessful ? My specialties revolve around helping transcend emotional blocks, which enables you to manage stress and use tools and strategies effectively. You then enjoy the intrinsic love and joy of life. Sometimes there are roadblocks that need to be removed or wounds that need to be healed before you can proceed. We can even make roadblocks into steppingstones! Anxiety, depression, impulsivity, trauma whatever it is. Don't let it define you. Let's define it, understand what it means for you and how to get to the good stuff.
I use extensive EFT training, together with IFS which is as the core of all the work I do.
Have you tried learning strategies and tools to help you manage better, but you have been frustratingly unsuccessful ? My specialties revolve around helping transcend emotional blocks, which enables you to manage stress and use tools and strategies effectively. You then enjoy the intrinsic love and joy of life. Sometimes there are roadblocks that need to be removed or wounds that need to be healed before you can proceed. We can even make roadblocks into steppingstones! Anxiety, depression, impulsivity, trauma whatever it is. Don't let it define you. Let's define it, understand what it means for you and how to get to the good stuff.
(917) 725-7420 View (917) 725-7420
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Julissa Campos
Counselor, LMHC, CIMHP
Verified Verified
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Our practice style to health and wellness is holistic, providing client education on lifestyle changes, emphasizing the interdependence between mind, body, and spirit for optimal well-being. Our therapist strive to provide quality treatment customized to each client's individuals needs. They employ a variety of therapeutic techniques which includes a humanistic approach, energy psychology techniques, mindfulness, CBT, EFT, and Reiki. Experienced with highly empathic /sensitive people (HSP) and kink allied individuals; with concerns ranging from anxiety, depression, complex trauma, life transitions and relationship issues.
Our practice style to health and wellness is holistic, providing client education on lifestyle changes, emphasizing the interdependence between mind, body, and spirit for optimal well-being. Our therapist strive to provide quality treatment customized to each client's individuals needs. They employ a variety of therapeutic techniques which includes a humanistic approach, energy psychology techniques, mindfulness, CBT, EFT, and Reiki. Experienced with highly empathic /sensitive people (HSP) and kink allied individuals; with concerns ranging from anxiety, depression, complex trauma, life transitions and relationship issues.
(929) 299-0687 View (929) 299-0687
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Leanne Zinn
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
Forest Hills, NY 11375  (Online Only)
Utilizing evidence-based therapy models, including Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) , we'll work together to form an individualized plan to improve your life in concrete ways.
My therapeutic style is interactive, appropriately humorous, supportive, and sometimes challenging. My approach is collaborative — we'll work together to help identify and reach your goals. I welcome an open dialogue to create the best therapy for you as an individual. I see the immense strength, value, and potential for self-growth in each of my clients.
Utilizing evidence-based therapy models, including Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) , we'll work together to form an individualized plan to improve your life in concrete ways.
My therapeutic style is interactive, appropriately humorous, supportive, and sometimes challenging. My approach is collaborative — we'll work together to help identify and reach your goals. I welcome an open dialogue to create the best therapy for you as an individual. I see the immense strength, value, and potential for self-growth in each of my clients.
(516) 862-4343 View (516) 862-4343
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Cindy Carino
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Flushing, NY 11368
The theoretical approaches I often use are SFBT, CBT, EFT, Marital Therapy, Gottman Couples Therapy, Play-Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, and Strategic Family Therapy.
My name is Cindy Carino and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in New York State. My therapeutic approach is a strength-based, solution-focused, empathetic/non-judgmental, and unconditionally supportive one. My experience consists of couples therapy, family therapy, individual therapy, home-based therapy, trauma-focused, and play therapy. I work with individuals, families, and couples. The conditions I am most comfortable treating are depression, trauma, PTSD, self-esteem, anger, impulsivity, and grief.
The theoretical approaches I often use are SFBT, CBT, EFT, Marital Therapy, Gottman Couples Therapy, Play-Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, and Strategic Family Therapy.
My name is Cindy Carino and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in New York State. My therapeutic approach is a strength-based, solution-focused, empathetic/non-judgmental, and unconditionally supportive one. My experience consists of couples therapy, family therapy, individual therapy, home-based therapy, trauma-focused, and play therapy. I work with individuals, families, and couples. The conditions I am most comfortable treating are depression, trauma, PTSD, self-esteem, anger, impulsivity, and grief.
(347) 751-6361 View (347) 751-6361
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Abba Cohen
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Flushing, NY 11367
Advanced training in: Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), Ericksonian Hypnosis, Gottman Couples Therapy, Play Therapy & Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Please see my YouTube video in which I discuss an aspect of my work with children: www.
I work with children, individuals & couples. In my work with children I engage them in a non-pressured environment using play & talk therapy as I work with them and their parents to help understand their world, increase awareness, promote effective communication & find meaningful solutions. I do a lot of work with individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression or anger to learn to cope and express themselves. I selectively use family & interpersonal dynamics. I use EFT to help couples improve the intimacy and closeness that they crave in their marriage while improving communication and understanding.
Advanced training in: Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), Ericksonian Hypnosis, Gottman Couples Therapy, Play Therapy & Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Please see my YouTube video in which I discuss an aspect of my work with children: www.
I work with children, individuals & couples. In my work with children I engage them in a non-pressured environment using play & talk therapy as I work with them and their parents to help understand their world, increase awareness, promote effective communication & find meaningful solutions. I do a lot of work with individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression or anger to learn to cope and express themselves. I selectively use family & interpersonal dynamics. I use EFT to help couples improve the intimacy and closeness that they crave in their marriage while improving communication and understanding.
(646) 583-3608 View (646) 583-3608
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Zalman Nelson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Forest Hills, NY 11375  (Online Only)
Hello, Looking for a therapist? That takes courage and you clearly have it. With over 14 years of experience as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I specialize in Addiction Counseling. I've worked globally, helping clients with ADHD, Adolescent, Adoption Issues, and more, using CBT, Emotionally Focused, and Mindfulness-based Therapies. I'm in-network with various insurances and excel in Couples Counseling, Depression, Divorce, and Drug related concerns. I'm adept at addressing Family Conflict, Highly Sensitive traits, and even offer support for fellow Therapists. Let's take this transformative journey together.
Hello, Looking for a therapist? That takes courage and you clearly have it. With over 14 years of experience as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I specialize in Addiction Counseling. I've worked globally, helping clients with ADHD, Adolescent, Adoption Issues, and more, using CBT, Emotionally Focused, and Mindfulness-based Therapies. I'm in-network with various insurances and excel in Couples Counseling, Depression, Divorce, and Drug related concerns. I'm adept at addressing Family Conflict, Highly Sensitive traits, and even offer support for fellow Therapists. Let's take this transformative journey together.
(516) 412-6253 View (516) 412-6253
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Steevy Griffin
MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Astoria, NY 11105  (Online Only)
Are you tired of operating from a space of reactivity? Are you curious about how you are showing up in your relationships, and most importantly, for yourself? Let's explore together! I offer affordable therapy for individuals and couples at any stage of their relationship. If you know that you could benefit from support in your life, then therapy is the right step. As a holistic practitioner, I help you observe what isn't working, while also honoring your true nature with acceptance and safety. I am here to serve you, no matter your culture, gender, religion, or sexual orientation, with enthusiasm, compassion, warmth, and humor.
Are you tired of operating from a space of reactivity? Are you curious about how you are showing up in your relationships, and most importantly, for yourself? Let's explore together! I offer affordable therapy for individuals and couples at any stage of their relationship. If you know that you could benefit from support in your life, then therapy is the right step. As a holistic practitioner, I help you observe what isn't working, while also honoring your true nature with acceptance and safety. I am here to serve you, no matter your culture, gender, religion, or sexual orientation, with enthusiasm, compassion, warmth, and humor.
(929) 207-7543 View (929) 207-7543
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Lisa Zurndorfer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Forest Hills, NY 11375  (Online Only)
Through years of schooling, working with the New York City Fire Department Counseling Service Unit, training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and my private practice, I have gained knowledge, experience and empathy that I am able to share with you.
The pursuit of happiness doesn't have to be "work". Many myths and fallacies about psychotherapy are built around images of weakness and sadness. My responsibility to you is to guide you through the fear, trauma and anxiety that stop you from finding your path to happiness. Together we can achieve a level of comfort, intimacy and freedom which will allow you to live your life to the fullest, in your relationships with family, friends, loved ones as well as yourself. It doesn't have to be hard, it just has to be authentic and heart felt.
Through years of schooling, working with the New York City Fire Department Counseling Service Unit, training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and my private practice, I have gained knowledge, experience and empathy that I am able to share with you.
The pursuit of happiness doesn't have to be "work". Many myths and fallacies about psychotherapy are built around images of weakness and sadness. My responsibility to you is to guide you through the fear, trauma and anxiety that stop you from finding your path to happiness. Together we can achieve a level of comfort, intimacy and freedom which will allow you to live your life to the fullest, in your relationships with family, friends, loved ones as well as yourself. It doesn't have to be hard, it just has to be authentic and heart felt.
(646) 600-8040 View (646) 600-8040
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Breanna Marie Economos
MA, MFT-LP
Verified Verified
Glendale, NY 11385  (Online Only)
I’m a compassionate Marriage and Family Therapist dedicated to supporting you on your unique journey. I specialize in helping individuals, couples, and families navigate through anxiety, depression, trauma, significant life changes or challenges, and relationship issues. My approach is entirely client-centered, meaning that I tailor my methods to fit your specific needs. I draw from a toolbox of therapeutic modalities, including Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy, and Narrative Therapy, to provide a holistic and personalized experience.
I’m a compassionate Marriage and Family Therapist dedicated to supporting you on your unique journey. I specialize in helping individuals, couples, and families navigate through anxiety, depression, trauma, significant life changes or challenges, and relationship issues. My approach is entirely client-centered, meaning that I tailor my methods to fit your specific needs. I draw from a toolbox of therapeutic modalities, including Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy, and Narrative Therapy, to provide a holistic and personalized experience.
(347) 263-8868 View (347) 263-8868
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Zoe C Liang
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Flushing, NY 11355  (Online Only)
EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) 3.
Welcome to view my profile. I believe that our moments of great struggle can also hold the most powerful potential for growth. The pain we face is an invitation for ourselves to deepen and expand. My lifelong curiosity with resilience and transformation has led me down a path where I support my clients in their journey. My consistent learning and self-reflection have allowed me to be clients' anchor and their holding environment. Together we work to bring changes and heal what has been getting in the way of the life you would like lead.
EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) 3.
Welcome to view my profile. I believe that our moments of great struggle can also hold the most powerful potential for growth. The pain we face is an invitation for ourselves to deepen and expand. My lifelong curiosity with resilience and transformation has led me down a path where I support my clients in their journey. My consistent learning and self-reflection have allowed me to be clients' anchor and their holding environment. Together we work to bring changes and heal what has been getting in the way of the life you would like lead.
(718) 395-5482 View (718) 395-5482
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Charlene Chan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWR
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Forest Hills, NY 11375  (Online Only)
I've completed post-graduate psychoanalytic training and have a certificate in Emotionally Focused Therapy.
Are you struggling in your relationship with family, a partner, or friends? Are you feeling down or have low self-esteem? Have you recently experienced a crisis, a death, or a major change? Or are you, as a couple, finding yourselves in the same pattern of arguments, looking for relief? When faced with these challenges, some of the healing power comes from being able to voice it in a safe space with the support and compassion of a therapist. I'll work with you to explore what you're going through in a warm, non-judgmental way. Because we are each built differently, I apply an eclectic approach to cater to each person's needs.
I've completed post-graduate psychoanalytic training and have a certificate in Emotionally Focused Therapy.
Are you struggling in your relationship with family, a partner, or friends? Are you feeling down or have low self-esteem? Have you recently experienced a crisis, a death, or a major change? Or are you, as a couple, finding yourselves in the same pattern of arguments, looking for relief? When faced with these challenges, some of the healing power comes from being able to voice it in a safe space with the support and compassion of a therapist. I'll work with you to explore what you're going through in a warm, non-judgmental way. Because we are each built differently, I apply an eclectic approach to cater to each person's needs.
(347) 836-5784 View (347) 836-5784
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Afshan Rezwi
Counselor, LMHC,
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jackson Heights, NY 11372  (Online Only)
I approach therapy through an integrated lens, imparting models such as Accelerated experiential dynamic psychotherapy (AEDP), Emotionally Focused therapy (EFT), Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Relational Therapy.
Hello and welcome. There is tremendous potential in human potential of self-growth and positive reformation. I understand that seeking help for mental health concerns can be difficult, but it is a brave and important step towards improving your well-being and psychotherapy is an amazing tool that caters to that. Through therapy and small insightful 'aha' moments, one gains self-awareness that helps make gradual and meaningful changes, to live holistically. My work entails a journey of self discover and self love, aiming towards building a healthier inner core. In the process there is so much to learn from one another.
I approach therapy through an integrated lens, imparting models such as Accelerated experiential dynamic psychotherapy (AEDP), Emotionally Focused therapy (EFT), Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Relational Therapy.
Hello and welcome. There is tremendous potential in human potential of self-growth and positive reformation. I understand that seeking help for mental health concerns can be difficult, but it is a brave and important step towards improving your well-being and psychotherapy is an amazing tool that caters to that. Through therapy and small insightful 'aha' moments, one gains self-awareness that helps make gradual and meaningful changes, to live holistically. My work entails a journey of self discover and self love, aiming towards building a healthier inner core. In the process there is so much to learn from one another.
(917) 920-2570 View (917) 920-2570
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Angela Moon
Pre-Licensed Professional, Counselor, MSEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Flushing, NY 11358  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I'm a mental health counselor in training who specializes in integrating Christian Biblical counseling principles with therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to address concerns like anxiety, stress, depression, low self-esteem, ADHD, and relationship difficulties. As a devout follower of Jesus Christ, I firmly believe that wholeness can only be found through Him, and thus, genuine healing is achievable solely in His name. I'm more than happy to support all clients, regardless of your faith.
I'm a mental health counselor in training who specializes in integrating Christian Biblical counseling principles with therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to address concerns like anxiety, stress, depression, low self-esteem, ADHD, and relationship difficulties. As a devout follower of Jesus Christ, I firmly believe that wholeness can only be found through Him, and thus, genuine healing is achievable solely in His name. I'm more than happy to support all clients, regardless of your faith.
(631) 801-7820 View (631) 801-7820
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.