Emotionally Focused Therapists in Houston, TX

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Photo of Breanna Wright, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Houston, TX
Breanna Wright
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, NCC, LPC- A, CTP
Verified
Houston, TX 77066  (Online Only)
In a world that often rushes us to move past our pain, I offer a space where your story is heard and honored. My approach embraces the whole you - mind, body, and spirit - recognizing the deep impact trauma and abuse have on your being. Together, we explore your journey, focusing on healing from the inside out. I specialize in helping people just like you in navigating the complexities of your experiences, transforming the way you relate to yourself and the world around you. My therapy is grounded in understanding and compassion, drawing on the strengths of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy.
In a world that often rushes us to move past our pain, I offer a space where your story is heard and honored. My approach embraces the whole you - mind, body, and spirit - recognizing the deep impact trauma and abuse have on your being. Together, we explore your journey, focusing on healing from the inside out. I specialize in helping people just like you in navigating the complexities of your experiences, transforming the way you relate to yourself and the world around you. My therapy is grounded in understanding and compassion, drawing on the strengths of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy.
(281) 645-5447 View (281) 645-5447
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Self-Awareness & Discovery
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Houston, TX 77077
My therapeutic style is personable, inquisitive, and engaging. I have experience with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I use several different therapeutic approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, emotionally focused therapy, emotionally focused family therapy, and mentalization based therapy.
My therapeutic style is personable, inquisitive, and engaging. I have experience with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I use several different therapeutic approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, emotionally focused therapy, emotionally focused family therapy, and mentalization based therapy.
(281) 767-8641 View (281) 767-8641
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Wellness Collaborative
Psychologist, Ph D
Verified
Houston, TX 77008
We use current, scientific interventions, including acceptance and mindfulness-based therapy, emotionally focused therapy for couples, and harm reduction psychotherapy for substance use issues.
Wellness Collaborative is about helping people live the life they want. We work with individuals and couples who are struggling with issues such as substance use, health problems, anxiety, as well as those who are simply feeling overwhelmed and out-of-balance. We will help you identify what really matters to you and what may be getting in the way of doing those things. We work with you to develop a roadmap to start living the life you want to live, including better relationships with your family, friends, and those around you. Start living that life today.
We use current, scientific interventions, including acceptance and mindfulness-based therapy, emotionally focused therapy for couples, and harm reduction psychotherapy for substance use issues.
Wellness Collaborative is about helping people live the life they want. We work with individuals and couples who are struggling with issues such as substance use, health problems, anxiety, as well as those who are simply feeling overwhelmed and out-of-balance. We will help you identify what really matters to you and what may be getting in the way of doing those things. We work with you to develop a roadmap to start living the life you want to live, including better relationships with your family, friends, and those around you. Start living that life today.
(832) 742-7659 View (832) 742-7659
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David M. Latini
Psychologist, PhD, MSCP, MSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77063
My approach to helping is supportive and collaborative. I want to work with you on agreed upon goals to help you improve your functioning in your daily life and in your relationships. My work is primarily from a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy model, with some influence by Emotionally Focused Therapy and with insights from dynamic approaches where appropriate. My own personal development work has been influenced by Jungian and Buddhist writings. Kink/poly/CNM friendly!!
My approach to helping is supportive and collaborative. I want to work with you on agreed upon goals to help you improve your functioning in your daily life and in your relationships. My work is primarily from a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy model, with some influence by Emotionally Focused Therapy and with insights from dynamic approaches where appropriate. My own personal development work has been influenced by Jungian and Buddhist writings. Kink/poly/CNM friendly!!
(281) 607-2258 View (281) 607-2258
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Liss Torreblanca
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCDC-I, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77006
My approach is rooted in a holistic and strength-based perspective, integrating modalities such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Somatic Therapy and Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT).
My goal: To meet you wherever you currently find yourself. Regardless of how that looks at this moment, it's important to recognize that there's nothing inherently 'wrong' or 'broken' about you. If guilt, shame, and maladaptive behavior overwhelms and persist, it signals a need for change. Whether you're navigating PTSD, grief, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance use, or life transitions, my aim is to guide you in understanding, managing, addressing root causes, and initiating a healing process.
My approach is rooted in a holistic and strength-based perspective, integrating modalities such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Somatic Therapy and Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT).
My goal: To meet you wherever you currently find yourself. Regardless of how that looks at this moment, it's important to recognize that there's nothing inherently 'wrong' or 'broken' about you. If guilt, shame, and maladaptive behavior overwhelms and persist, it signals a need for change. Whether you're navigating PTSD, grief, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance use, or life transitions, my aim is to guide you in understanding, managing, addressing root causes, and initiating a healing process.
(832) 979-2508 View (832) 979-2508
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Gracefully Rooted Counseling & Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Houston, TX 77058
I use EMDR, PIT, MI, TBRI, CBT, DBT, EFT, ego-state work, the enneagram, somatic interventions, and more to help you heal.
Do you come from a complicated family? Have you experienced childhood trauma or sexual abuse? Have you maybe experienced relational or spiritual abuse or hurt and know that it’s affecting you but you haven’t known how to address it other than talking about it? My client’s are aware that their past experiences affect who they are & how they show up in the world. They want support in healing & changing so they can be free of chronic symptoms & be themselves again! I specialize in helping people achieve lasting relief & growth from the experiences that shape & impact us. Learn more & take our quiz: www.gracefullyrootedcounseling.com
I use EMDR, PIT, MI, TBRI, CBT, DBT, EFT, ego-state work, the enneagram, somatic interventions, and more to help you heal.
Do you come from a complicated family? Have you experienced childhood trauma or sexual abuse? Have you maybe experienced relational or spiritual abuse or hurt and know that it’s affecting you but you haven’t known how to address it other than talking about it? My client’s are aware that their past experiences affect who they are & how they show up in the world. They want support in healing & changing so they can be free of chronic symptoms & be themselves again! I specialize in helping people achieve lasting relief & growth from the experiences that shape & impact us. Learn more & take our quiz: www.gracefullyrootedcounseling.com
(281) 559-7716 View (281) 559-7716
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Dwight Wolf
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPC
Verified
Houston, TX 77025
With twenty-five years of therapy experience, there are fundamental elements to my practice. These are respect for your life and choices and a deep belief that regardless of the circumstances you face, there are solutions that will support and enhance your life. My role is to create a space in which those choices and solutions will unfold. Whether your goals are to heal old wounds, develop stronger relationships, or discover and fulfill your essential dreams, I will support you on your journey. I utilize a narrative and emotionally focused therapeutic approach.
With twenty-five years of therapy experience, there are fundamental elements to my practice. These are respect for your life and choices and a deep belief that regardless of the circumstances you face, there are solutions that will support and enhance your life. My role is to create a space in which those choices and solutions will unfold. Whether your goals are to heal old wounds, develop stronger relationships, or discover and fulfill your essential dreams, I will support you on your journey. I utilize a narrative and emotionally focused therapeutic approach.
(713) 597-3159 View (713) 597-3159
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Ryan Pescaia
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MS, LPC-A
Verified
5 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77006
Are you tired of holding? Whether it's holding it all together, holding everything in, or holding on to hope, it's all exhausting. Of course you're feeling burnt out, isolated, or lost. I promise to accept you regardless of what you've done, how you've behaved, or your darkest thoughts. I'm an individual and relationship therapist, but specialize in the LGBT+ population, poor communication skills, anxiety/depression, and non-monogamous relationships. As an emotionally-focused therapist, I emphasize unfulfilled emotions and how to meet those needs. I'm here to help you heal from hurt trust and mend your broken relationships.
Are you tired of holding? Whether it's holding it all together, holding everything in, or holding on to hope, it's all exhausting. Of course you're feeling burnt out, isolated, or lost. I promise to accept you regardless of what you've done, how you've behaved, or your darkest thoughts. I'm an individual and relationship therapist, but specialize in the LGBT+ population, poor communication skills, anxiety/depression, and non-monogamous relationships. As an emotionally-focused therapist, I emphasize unfulfilled emotions and how to meet those needs. I'm here to help you heal from hurt trust and mend your broken relationships.
(832) 345-6945 View (832) 345-6945
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Isabelle A. Chalalet (French-English)
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD, LPC, LMFT
Verified
Houston, TX 77024
I integrated cutting-edge approaches like emotionally focused therapy (EFT) to help them heal at the core.
You may feel stuck right now; you may think it's over. That's normal you've been trying very long with poor results. That's courage! Don't let the conflict, the fighting, the infidelity, etc. dictate the future of your couple.
I integrated cutting-edge approaches like emotionally focused therapy (EFT) to help them heal at the core.
You may feel stuck right now; you may think it's over. That's normal you've been trying very long with poor results. That's courage! Don't let the conflict, the fighting, the infidelity, etc. dictate the future of your couple.
(346) 483-2134 View (346) 483-2134
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Donna Davis
Counselor, LPC
Verified
Houston, TX 77002  (Online Only)
I am trained in many therapeutic approaches including Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Imago Relationship Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Therapy.
My name is Donna Davis and I am a licensed professional counselor who has worked with individuals, couples, families, children and groups for the last 30 years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns and challenges. Relationship issues......with spouse, parent, child, friend, boss, self or God, are often a motivation for seeking help. I have helped many clients with the difficulty of life transitions of all kinds, including grieving.
I am trained in many therapeutic approaches including Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Imago Relationship Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Therapy.
My name is Donna Davis and I am a licensed professional counselor who has worked with individuals, couples, families, children and groups for the last 30 years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns and challenges. Relationship issues......with spouse, parent, child, friend, boss, self or God, are often a motivation for seeking help. I have helped many clients with the difficulty of life transitions of all kinds, including grieving.
(832) 979-8230 View (832) 979-8230
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Rodrigo Alberto Canedo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77036
I support couples using Emotionally Focused Therapy, an experiential & vulnerable therapy based on attachment theory.
Difficult memories, trauma and similar stressors can erode our sense of safety and stability. One may be left feeling numb, isolated, empty, misunderstood or unable to connect, or as if a mask is always on. One may feel always on alert or feel guilt for not “getting over it.” My message is: you are not alone! Whether a vehicle collision or relationship challenges, big secrets or hurricane, trauma and distressing events can impact our ability to cope. When you feel overwhelmed & vulnerable and your support systems don’t feel like enough, seeking outside help is the courageous next step.
I support couples using Emotionally Focused Therapy, an experiential & vulnerable therapy based on attachment theory.
Difficult memories, trauma and similar stressors can erode our sense of safety and stability. One may be left feeling numb, isolated, empty, misunderstood or unable to connect, or as if a mask is always on. One may feel always on alert or feel guilt for not “getting over it.” My message is: you are not alone! Whether a vehicle collision or relationship challenges, big secrets or hurricane, trauma and distressing events can impact our ability to cope. When you feel overwhelmed & vulnerable and your support systems don’t feel like enough, seeking outside help is the courageous next step.
(713) 999-6312 x2 View (713) 999-6312 x2
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Michael Yeager
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, BA, LCDC, CAS, CHT, SAP
Verified
5 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77024
Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), Thought Field Therapy (TFT), Auricular Acupuncture, and Applied Kinesiology.
Do you want to stop hurting yourself or others because of your co-dependency, addiction, trauma, abuse or unresolved grief? Do you want to take your power back or stand up for yourself but not at the expense of yourself or others? If so, call me at 713-461-3279 for a live or Zoom session.
Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), Thought Field Therapy (TFT), Auricular Acupuncture, and Applied Kinesiology.
Do you want to stop hurting yourself or others because of your co-dependency, addiction, trauma, abuse or unresolved grief? Do you want to take your power back or stand up for yourself but not at the expense of yourself or others? If so, call me at 713-461-3279 for a live or Zoom session.
(832) 937-9631 View (832) 937-9631
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Heather M. Madrid
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, LPC-A, MHP
Verified
5 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77058  (Online Only)
I offer a unique blend of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to facilitate a deeper emotional connection and understanding between partners and families.
Relationships can be a beautiful part of life but at times they can become difficult and strained. I am here to help. Are you struggling to communicate with those close to you? Are you experiencing anxiety or having difficulty processing the emotions in your friendships, romantic relationships, or family relationships? My passion lies in helping couples and individuals build stronger more fulfilling relationships through healing wounds and developing life long tools. You are in the right place and I am here to meet you where you are.
I offer a unique blend of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to facilitate a deeper emotional connection and understanding between partners and families.
Relationships can be a beautiful part of life but at times they can become difficult and strained. I am here to help. Are you struggling to communicate with those close to you? Are you experiencing anxiety or having difficulty processing the emotions in your friendships, romantic relationships, or family relationships? My passion lies in helping couples and individuals build stronger more fulfilling relationships through healing wounds and developing life long tools. You are in the right place and I am here to meet you where you are.
(281) 609-3984 View (281) 609-3984
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Nikita Tate-Casanova
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Houston, TX 77064
I use EMDR, CBT, CPT, trauma-focused approaches, brief therapy, communication theories, structural family therapy, EFT, Gottman, and other theories and therapeutic approaches to assist clients in managing challenges.
Welcome. I am Dr. Nikita Tate-Casanova, Ph.D. and a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) working with individuals, couples, and families across the lifespan. I am committed to caring for the whole individual and family including spiritual, emotional, and physical health in ways that are suited to each individual. I work with clients struggling with past and present trauma, anxiety, depression, spiritual concerns, couple conflict, mood disorders, cultural and ethnic issues, blended family issues, grief and end-of-life issues, phobias, and OCD.
I use EMDR, CBT, CPT, trauma-focused approaches, brief therapy, communication theories, structural family therapy, EFT, Gottman, and other theories and therapeutic approaches to assist clients in managing challenges.
Welcome. I am Dr. Nikita Tate-Casanova, Ph.D. and a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) working with individuals, couples, and families across the lifespan. I am committed to caring for the whole individual and family including spiritual, emotional, and physical health in ways that are suited to each individual. I work with clients struggling with past and present trauma, anxiety, depression, spiritual concerns, couple conflict, mood disorders, cultural and ethnic issues, blended family issues, grief and end-of-life issues, phobias, and OCD.
(281) 801-4951 View (281) 801-4951
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Sharon Windham
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77063  (Online Only)
The approach I use incorporates communication, behavioral and somatic exercises, EFT, and other effective techniques that will help strengthen your emotional bond, address emotional wounds that may be affecting your present/sexual self, eliminate beliefs that no longer serve you, and teach you new ways to explore your sexuality and experience sexual pleasure.
Do you feel “disconnected” in your relationship(s)? Has your sex life become stagnant and you feel like you need something more? Do you and your partner get stuck in patterns of repetitive arguments? Did you experience sexual trauma and struggle with intimacy? Are these challenges affecting your relationship and sexual satisfaction? If you’re ready to deepen your relationship and enhance your sexual experiences, I can help. My area of specialization is in sexual health/sex therapy and relationships.
The approach I use incorporates communication, behavioral and somatic exercises, EFT, and other effective techniques that will help strengthen your emotional bond, address emotional wounds that may be affecting your present/sexual self, eliminate beliefs that no longer serve you, and teach you new ways to explore your sexuality and experience sexual pleasure.
Do you feel “disconnected” in your relationship(s)? Has your sex life become stagnant and you feel like you need something more? Do you and your partner get stuck in patterns of repetitive arguments? Did you experience sexual trauma and struggle with intimacy? Are these challenges affecting your relationship and sexual satisfaction? If you’re ready to deepen your relationship and enhance your sexual experiences, I can help. My area of specialization is in sexual health/sex therapy and relationships.
(713) 766-5290 View (713) 766-5290
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Clare Ramos
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, CTP
Verified
Houston, TX 77040  (Online Only)
Some modes of therapy I use are Family Dynamics, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Emotionally Focused, Cognitive Behavioral, Christian Counseling, Art and Play Therapy.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I provide supportive clinical treatment to individuals, couples, children and families. Are you or your loved ones working through challenging life issues? Being aware of your challenges is the start. When you come into counseling, you're allowing yourself to open and grow. You can disown what doesn't serve you well and develop your strengths, find new possibilities, and move into a place where positive changes can happen. This is a place where we can talk about what's really going on, what you really need. As a therapist, my focus is on you and your goals.
Some modes of therapy I use are Family Dynamics, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Emotionally Focused, Cognitive Behavioral, Christian Counseling, Art and Play Therapy.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I provide supportive clinical treatment to individuals, couples, children and families. Are you or your loved ones working through challenging life issues? Being aware of your challenges is the start. When you come into counseling, you're allowing yourself to open and grow. You can disown what doesn't serve you well and develop your strengths, find new possibilities, and move into a place where positive changes can happen. This is a place where we can talk about what's really going on, what you really need. As a therapist, my focus is on you and your goals.
(281) 393-4394 View (281) 393-4394
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Shana L Gordy
Pre-Licensed Professional, MMFT
Verified
9 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77024
Life can be hard. Everyday obstacles, change, and hardships can leave you feeling overwhelmed and helpless. The life coaching relationship allows for meaningful conversation that can support you as you navigate all of life’s challenges. Having the courage to navigate through feelings and learning what makes us who we are is transformational. Here are a few of the benefits you may experience from life coaching: improved quality of life, decreased depressive and anxiety symptoms, improved interpersonal relationships, and improvement in emotional self-regulation. I am trained in Brainspotting, CBT, DBT, EFT, and Gottman Level 1 & 2.
Life can be hard. Everyday obstacles, change, and hardships can leave you feeling overwhelmed and helpless. The life coaching relationship allows for meaningful conversation that can support you as you navigate all of life’s challenges. Having the courage to navigate through feelings and learning what makes us who we are is transformational. Here are a few of the benefits you may experience from life coaching: improved quality of life, decreased depressive and anxiety symptoms, improved interpersonal relationships, and improvement in emotional self-regulation. I am trained in Brainspotting, CBT, DBT, EFT, and Gottman Level 1 & 2.
(832) 979-4937 View (832) 979-4937
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Southeastern Psychology Group
Psychologist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
Houston, TX 77014
Our therapists have training in several non-pathologizing therapeutic approaches, including IFS, NARM, Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, EFT, and IFIO.
We provide psychotherapy for adults, children and families experiencing a variety of presenting issues. Our approach to therapy is individually tailored to address your specific needs. We draw on a range of techniques to help you align with your goals. We do not see any one model as having all the answers, but believe that the most effective therapy integrates multiple theoretical perspectives.
Our therapists have training in several non-pathologizing therapeutic approaches, including IFS, NARM, Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, EFT, and IFIO.
We provide psychotherapy for adults, children and families experiencing a variety of presenting issues. Our approach to therapy is individually tailored to address your specific needs. We draw on a range of techniques to help you align with your goals. We do not see any one model as having all the answers, but believe that the most effective therapy integrates multiple theoretical perspectives.
(346) 482-3008 View (346) 482-3008
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Better Therapy PLLC with Dr. Rune Moelbak
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77005
Certified EFT Couples Therapist and psychologist specializing in working with individuals and couples who are going through difficult life struggles: If you are feeling depressed, struggling in your marriage or relationship, or have lost your sense of purpose, I can help you re-find meaning and regain your effectiveness. I help people work through wounds from their past that have impacted their self-esteem, and help them resolve relationship issues that are weighing them down. Together we will help you get to the root of your problems and find the inner resources that will get you unstuck!
Certified EFT Couples Therapist and psychologist specializing in working with individuals and couples who are going through difficult life struggles: If you are feeling depressed, struggling in your marriage or relationship, or have lost your sense of purpose, I can help you re-find meaning and regain your effectiveness. I help people work through wounds from their past that have impacted their self-esteem, and help them resolve relationship issues that are weighing them down. Together we will help you get to the root of your problems and find the inner resources that will get you unstuck!
(713) 766-1251 View (713) 766-1251
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Nizzy Khan
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC, MA, MEd
Verified
3 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77079
My postmodern holistic orientation allows me to incorporate a wide array of therapy models, including humanistic, postmodern, psychoeducational, emotionally focused, and mindfulness therapeutic techniques.
My approach is holistic and I firmly believe in the mind-body connection. I like to take my clients on a journey within themselves and shake up the self-defeating patterns in their lives. I am hopeful about the resiliency of the human spirit as people struggle with their pain and desires to create purpose and meaning in their lives. I am also passionate about working with couples and families and helping them reframe the negative patterns of communication and start building trust and compassion for each other. Do you feel stuck? Stuck in the same emotional state - anxious, fearful, depressed, numb? If yes, let me help you!
My postmodern holistic orientation allows me to incorporate a wide array of therapy models, including humanistic, postmodern, psychoeducational, emotionally focused, and mindfulness therapeutic techniques.
My approach is holistic and I firmly believe in the mind-body connection. I like to take my clients on a journey within themselves and shake up the self-defeating patterns in their lives. I am hopeful about the resiliency of the human spirit as people struggle with their pain and desires to create purpose and meaning in their lives. I am also passionate about working with couples and families and helping them reframe the negative patterns of communication and start building trust and compassion for each other. Do you feel stuck? Stuck in the same emotional state - anxious, fearful, depressed, numb? If yes, let me help you!
(281) 346-9676 View (281) 346-9676

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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.