I have completed multiple advanced trainings in EFT and find the approach powerful and effective in helping couples change communication patterns and improve satisfaction in relationships. EFT is great for all couples, queer or straight, poly-amorous, or monogamous, the therapy is a frame we can use to meet your relationship goals.
This approach to seeing relationships – as an attachment bond – and shaping more loving relationships is leading the couple relationship field into a new understanding of romantic love. We now have a map to the territory called love and we can empower couples by showing them new systematic ways to take control of dances of disconnection and conflict and, even more important, help each other move into the open close embrace that is a secure loving bond.
EFT is based on 50 years of research into human bonding and 30 years of research into helping couples connect and thrive. We really don’t have to simply fall in and out of love anymore. Of course, EFT also helps families who are in distress and individuals who want to understand how they connect with others and how best to deal with their needs for support from others.
I usually meet with the couple together once and then individually for one session each. The individual sessions allow us to create rapport and provide me a chance to assess the relationship and each person's goals and perspectives.
Couples therapy can be a good way to carve some time out of the week to address your relationship and how you may be processing challenges. My background working with people struggling with fertility and loss is an area of expertise I bring to working with couples. The layers of grief and resilience are intertwined and complex, in a way that no one is prepared for. Reaching out for support together can help now, and strength your relationship for the challenges that will come ahead as your family evolves.