Couples come to therapy when they are experiencing distress; when their connection is threatened and the future of the relationship feels uncertain. Not many situations in our lives are as overwhelming and stressful as when our most significant relationship is on a shaky ground. There may be many different reasons for this painful state; life transitions, old hurts that have never healed, infidelity, differences in temperaments, etc. Exhausting fights and a growing emotional disconnect can make you feel quite hopeless. Yet, I am confident that couples therapy can get you out of the dark and to a place where revival and repair of your relationship are possible.
Working with couples I use Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT) developed by Dr. Sue Johnson (ICEFT). It is recognized and practiced worldwide and many research studies have demonstrated its effectiveness. As you and your partner move through specific stages of treatment you can expect to see the fights subside, the sense of safety and desire to share increase, and the bonds of love and partnership return and grow stronger. You may be surprised by how exciting this journey can be.