Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) is an attachment-based therapy often used in treatment with couples and families. EFT is a short term evidence-based therapy which emphasizes the ways in which patterns in relationships impact security and trust. In EFT therapy, problematic patterns in relationships are identified. These patterns are processed and connected to members’ learning histories, then discussed as they relate to current distress.
What To Expect
While EFT is considered a short term therapy, length of treatment is a collaborative process.
- In EFT, the couple/family is typically seen together, however, there are times where I will see specific members alone.
- The relationship is the patient, not individual members.
- The focus of treatment is shifting conversations to facilitate openness and vulnerability.
- EFT emphasizes the role of emotions and works to address awareness and avoidance related to unpleasant emotions.
Contact Nobile Psychology if you think EFT may be helpful for you and your loved ones.