Emotionally Focused Family Therapy
Emotionally Focused Family Therapy has proven successful in increasing attachment bonds and a sense of belonging among family members. The EFFT therapist can help each participating family member identiry and access the underlying emotions that drive negative interaction patterns between them. I can provide a safe, comfortable environment where each person is encouraged to express the emotions that are linked to conflict in the family. Together, we can explore the more vulnerable emotions that are usually beneath the anger and frustration that are typically expressed. As the emotion is linked to the conflict in the family, members begin to understand one another in a deeper way. As family members learn to express acceptance and empathy for each other, healthy communication can begin. Each person is then able to express his or her needs and desires in a positive way and ultimately feel emotionally safe, accepted and bonded together.