“When couples work together at an emotional level, they often find a deep and powerful way to be in tune with each other.” ~Brent Bradley, PhD
“Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand.” ~ Emily Kimbrough
Forming secure attachments in a relationship is essential to our well-being. Studies have shown that unhealthy relationships are a major contributor to physical, emotional, and mental health problems. Couples who are caught in the grip of negative interactions can learn to relate to each other, through evidence-based counseling, in a deeper and more meaningful way. They can improve not only their relationship; but their overall health.
I have intensive specialized training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples. EFT offers a comprehensive theory of adult love and attachment, as well as a process for healing distressed relationships. It recognizes that relationship distress results from a perceived threat to basic adult needs for safety, security, and closeness in intimate relationships. Long term change happens when couples understand the source of their negative interactions and experience a different way of relating and connecting to each other. EFT is now one of the best delineated and empirically-validated approaches in the field of couple therapy.
I believe people are extremely resilient, and most do not need a therapist for 5-10 years to become “whole.” Couples are often stuck in negative, self-reinforcing patterns of communication and relating. I assume that if I were in the same position, I would likely respond in much the same way that my clients do. This is important: I do not blame either partner.
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