If you are in a committed relationship or marriage and are experiencing distress, you may be wondering how to get things back on track. You may have a very different perspective on the problems, and different ideas about the solution than your partner. This is quite common. Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy can help you.
If are personally anxious or depressed and/or want help to address challenges, that seem to have roots in childhood loss or trauma, you may be uncertain what type of therapy can help you. Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy can.
If you are parents interested in reducing distress in your family, reconnecting with your teen or young adult, and returning peace to your family, you may not know where to turn. Emotionally Focused Family Therapy will help.
“Research indicates that secure attachment and emotionally fulfilling relationships are integral components of mental and physical health and that emotionally focused interventions have the power to establish and recreate supportive bonds among individuals. Emotionally Focused Therapy with couples, families and individuals attempts to enhance connections and maximize potentional for emotional growth and life satisfaction.” (ICEEFT Our Philosophy)
One of you may be unsure if you want to stay in your marriage or relationship and are contemplating leaving it altogether. This is definitely not an easy decision. Possibly though, you are willing to give it one more try to see if you can rekindle the love you once felt for your partner and make your marriage work. Whether you’re certain you want to work on your relationship or not, I’m glad you’ve arrived here today.
Helping couples repair and strengthen their relationships is what I do. As an experienced Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist, I create a safe and thoughtful environment to learn about your relationship, what you want, and what to do next. With my help, you can describe how you get caught it negative communication patterns that lead nowhere, identify your strengths and goals, and together we will develop the path that leads to positive connections and solutions.
Your life may be emotionally overwhelming. You may be depressed or anxious. You may be struggling with the echoes of childhood insecurities, losses, and trauma in your life. Perhaps it’s getting more and more difficult to avoid its lasting impact all by yourself. As an experienced Emotionally Focused Individual Therapist, I develop a safe environment and warm relationship with you, so we can gradually learn together about how to increase your self-compassion and help you heal.
Difficult changes like divorce, remarriage and other adjustments or losses can create strained relationships with your children. I will help you create the family stability that provides an emotionally secure base from which your teenager or young adult can successfully venture into the world with a strong sense of confidence and self-reliance.
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) has 30 years of research to demonstrate its effectiveness in helping, couples, individuals and families create secure relationships. EFT is based on Attachment Theory and helps you with inner emotional regulation and creating better connections with loved ones.
“Attachment Theory assumes that close connection with trusted others is the ecological niche which the human brain, nervous system, and key behavioural patterns evolved and is the context in which we can evolve into our best selves.” (Johnson, 2019)
I serve couples, individuals, and families in person in Toronto and online throughout Ontario. I can guide you to deeper understanding, open communication, and lasting change.