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72 E Main St. Babylon, NY | 631-546-5547

Emotion-Focused Therapy

EFT addresses the significant role of emotions and their links to relationship patterns, with an aim to enhance trust and security within these relationships.  

Emotion-Focused Therapy is an attachment based therapy that serves as an invaluable tool in couples and family therapy. 

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. 

Core Components of EFT 

Identify:  EFT focuses on identifying and understanding the dynamics within relationships. It helps individuals recognize patterns of interaction, such as withdrawal or criticism, that may be causing distress. 

Restructure:  Through EFT, therapists work with individuals or couples to identify negative interaction cycles and restructure them into more positive and supportive patterns. This often involves understanding underlying emotions and needs. 

Create: EFT aims to create secure emotional bonds between individuals. By fostering empathy, understanding, and responsiveness, it helps couples and families feel more connected and supported. 

Emotionally Focused Therapy helps individuals and couples create lasting change in their relationships by addressing core emotional needs and improving communication and patterns.  

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 we 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. 

Backed By Data 

Numerous outcome studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of EFT across various populations and relationship types. These studies typically measure factors such as relationship satisfaction, communication, and emotional intimacy before and after therapy. Research consistently shows significant improvements in these areas following EFT interventions.  

Studies that have followed participants after completing EFT therapy to assess the long-term effects of treatment have found that the gains made during therapy are generally maintained over time, indicating the lasting impact of EFT on relationship functioning.  

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) has accumulated a substantial body of research supporting its effectiveness in helping individuals, couples, and families improve their relationships and emotional well-being. 

Ready to Transform Your Relationships, and Find Deeper Connection? 

Relationships are hard, we get it, and we would love to help you navigate the complexities that come along with relationships. Whether you need individual, couple, or family support we are here to help.