Emotion-Focused Therapy

Do you find it hard to control your emotions? Do your emotions often dictate your response? Do you wish you had the techniques to harness your emotions and move forward with your life?

If you answered yes to any of the above, I encourage you to explore Emotion-Focused Therapy, or EFT.

EFT is a structured approach to couples therapy formulated in the 1980’s and has developed alongside the science on adult attachment and bonding to expand our understanding about what is happening in couple relationships and to guide therapists. In the last fifteen years, Dr. Johnson and her colleagues have further developed and refined the model and completed numerous studies. EFT is also used with families and individuals. A substantial body of research outlining the effectiveness of EFT now exists. Research studies find that 70-75% of couples move from distress to recovery and approximately 90% show significant improvements. For more information on EFT research, please see the EFT Research Menu. The major contraindication for EFT is on-going abuse in the relationship. EFT is being used with many different kinds of couples in private practice, university training centers and hospital clinics and many different cultural groups throughout the world. These distressed couples include partners suffering from disorders such as depression, post traumatic stress disorders and chronic illness. (Learn More)

EFT helps individuals to:

  • Become more aware of their emotions
  • Welcome, allow and regulate emotions
  • Describe emotions clearly and in detail
  • Evaluate whether the emotions are helpful or hurtful
  • Identify the source of unhelpful emotions
  • Develop alternative, healthy ways of coping with situations that often elicit hurtful emotions

Unlike other therapeutic approaches, EFT assumes that emotion can be a source of healing and works with specific emotions to increase adaptation.

If you are seeking help identifying, utilizing and processing your emotions, I encourage you to contact me today. Together, we’ll work on increasing awareness of emotions, separating useful from hurtful emotions and using healthy emotions to guide action.

Contact me today. I look forward to speaking with you about how I can help.

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913 Gulf Breeze Pkwy, ste 23A
Gulf Breeze, FL 32561

lyissa@maitricounselingcenter.com
(850) 450-0036

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