Emotionally Focused Therapy

Emotionally focused therapy (EFT) is a type of short-term therapy that is used to improve attachment and bonding in adult relationships. This approach to couples was developed by Dr. Sue Johnson and Les Greenberg in the 1980s and is rooted in research on love as an attachment bond.

What can EFT help with?

Emotionally focused therapy can benefit couples who are struggling with conflict, distress, and poor communication. While often used in couples therapy, EFT can also be helpful in individual therapy and family therapy.

The couples who may benefit from EFT include those where one or both partners have:

  • Addiction

  • Depression

  • Infidelity

  • Chronic illness

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

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