Saint Paul Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Relationships

As a marriage and family therapist, I am trained to think about individuals systemically – that means how you interact with those around you. Whether you are partnered, married, or single, we all exist in the context of our relationships. When I work with couples, I focus on listening deeply in the areas where you feel stuck and helping you communicate in a brand new way, opening up new possibilities for life together. My style with couples is eclectic, and I can be both direct and deeply empathic as I get to know you and your partner. If you want to find out more or get started with your journey, call Venture Therapy to schedule an appointment with us today.

What is Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy?

I have specialized training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) which is a therapy based on the knowledge that all human beings are wired for connection, and we experience great distress when our attachment relationships are disrupted. I use EFT to help couples repair attachment wounds and create a secure, loving connection. There are many steps of EFT that are completed over the course of several treatment phases. You can read more about EFT, and its strong base in research.

Should We Consider EFT?

If you and your partner are struggling to communicate, feeling “off,” experiencing loss or lack of intimacy, or finding yourselves frequently misinterpreting situations, you may want to schedule an EFT session with me.

What is Relationship Therapy for Growing Families?

I also have particular expertise working with couples who are parents of young children and struggling with this major life transition. I know first-hand how difficult it is to adjust to the demands and exhaustion of parenting. Add in the growing sense of disconnection from or frustration with your partner, and you have a recipe for disappointment, depression, and anxiety. I am skilled at helping new parents navigate this difficult life stage and grow together to create new, adaptable, more fulfilling relationships.

Should We Consider Relationship Therapy for Our Family?

Some of the ways relationship therapy can help your growing family include:

  • Improving interpersonal relationships to address conflict and deal with other issues.

  • Learning how to communicate better to ensure your individual needs are met without adversely impacting other family members.  

  • Exploring ways to make time for self-care.

  • Making your romantic attachment a priority and developing deeper intimacy.

  • Addressing a child’s behavior problems with kindness and acceptance.

  • Understanding mental health issues like anxiety and depression, and how the family can support an individual struggling with these concerns.

What Should We Expect from Relationship Therapy?

Following relationship therapy for couples and growing families, you can expect to have the tools you need to communicate clearly and effectively. You should feel safe and comfortable expressing your emotions and asking for the support you need from your partner and family members.