Emotionally-Focused Therapy

Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT) is a structured therapeutic approach based on methods designed to help people accept, express, regulate and make sense of and transform emotion. EFT is an evidence-based approach that focuses on development of emotional intelligence as well as the importance of secure relationships. Emotion-focused therapists help clients to experience their emotions in a safe setting so that rather than avoiding or controlling their emotions, clients learn to use them as a guide to what is important or necessary in their lives. EFT has been especially helpful in treating couples and has a proven track record of helping relationships function at healthier levels.

Local Experts in Emotionally-Focused Therapy

Angela Dotzenrod

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy

Emotionally focused therapy considers the underlying human emotions and experiences that clients are communicating when they initially talk about more specific situations. This approach is especially helpful at moving away from thoughts and beliefs that end up getting debated in relationships, and moving towards the heart of the matter.

Alex Song

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Couples Therapy, Individual Therapy

I believe we are influenced by how we were raised; regardless of the context, we learn how to say or not say our needs as a human being. EFT allows clients to recognize their patterns and learn to healthy fulfill the attachment needs they seek.

Danelle Chapman

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Child Therapy

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) focuses on adult relationships and attachment/bonding. We explore patterns in the relationship and take steps to create a more secure bond and develop more trust to move the relationship in a healthier, more positive direction. I find this approach especially helpful when a couple has experienced a relationship trauma (abandonment, betrayal, infidelity, illness).

Eric Blommel

Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy

Emotionally-Focused Therapy is an evidence-based model which helps get to the bottom of underlying issues that create friction in relationships, so that conflicts can be addressed at their source, rather than going around and around in endless, unresolved cycles. Partners able to become fearlessly honest and vulnerable about their needs can better work as a team to meet one another's needs.

Paul Sigafus

Couples Therapy, Individual Therapy

All of the therapists at Colorado Counseling Center are trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples - the most effective, research based approach to helping couples restore love, trust, and connection. Couples who engage in EFT often find a closeness that surpasses what they have ever known before.

Dr. Chelsea Page

Couples Therapy, Individual Therapy

*6 years using EFT with clients. Relevant Trainings: -Emotionally Focused individual Therapy Workshop, July 2018 -Effectively Embracing Pursuers in EFT, Nov 2017 -Emotionally Focused Therapy Core Skills Training, Aug 2017 -Trauma Workshop: The application of EFT with Trauma Couples, July 2016 -Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy Externship, May 2016

Kristen Lewis

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Child Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy

This type of therapy is usually used with couples, however it also is used with families and individuals. The focus is on the feelings associated with being attached to someone we love, including the joy of feeling deeply connected and the sadness of feeling alone. Some goals would be to develop the closeness that you once had with your partner or deepen a relationship with a family member.

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