At the core of our closest relationships is the desire to feel that our loved ones are there for us. When we experience disconnection, it can create sadness and fear which in turn are often dealt with through anger and/or withdrawal. Partners then often enter into and perpetuate a negative cycle of interaction that can sometimes feel impossible to escape. Using Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT), I treat the couple as my client and begin by identifying the negative cycles between partners. Together we confront problematic interactions and create new ways for each partner to respond to one another. Whether your relationship has experienced a betrayal such as infidelity or you’ve simply drifted apart, EFT can be used to help couples heal from disconnection and hurt, and develop a healthier, more secure bond.
An Evidence Based Approach
EFT is one of only two empirically supported approaches to couple therapy. In dozens of studies over the course of more than 30 years, EFT has been shown to be effective in reducing relationship distress and strengthening bonds, with continued gains even after the termination of treatment. With a foundation in the heavily researched science of attachment, EFT leverages emotion as the source of human bonding. For more information about EFT, please visit the website for the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT).
I am an ardent believer in Emotionally Focused Therapy and have received advanced training through the Washington Baltimore Center for EFT. I am currently working towards becoming a Certified EFT therapist while continuing my ongoing learning journey through trainings, consultation and supervision, and self study.
I work as an Independent Contractor with the Washington Baltimore Center for EFT and treat couples out of the Falls Church location.
405 North Washington St., #310
Falls Church, VA 22046