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Therapeutic Focus

Emotionally Focused Therapy

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is an empirically validated therapeutic approach, proven to be successful with individuals, couples, and families alike. The focus of EFT is to better understand how our secondary and primary emotions, perceptions, and behavioral responses within our significant relationships (including the one with yourself) negatively impact our own emotional distress.


In particular, EFT focuses on moments when these relationships lose their balance such as when they experience discord or disconnect. Using the EFT lens, one gains a greater understanding and awareness for the negative repeating patterns, often influenced by past relational experiences, followed by the opportunity to utilize healthier and alternative ways to engage and respond.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an empirically validated therapeutic approach, shown to be successful with individuals, couples, and families. The primary focus of CBT is to explore how our perceptions, expectations, standards, and assumptions about self, others, and the world around us negatively impact how we feel and respond.


The CBT lens views issues as primarily caused by distortions to our thinking process. Many of these are unintentional but nevertheless influenced by internalized messages from past relational experiences. Collaboratively, the therapist and client(s) explore and challenge these maladaptive patterns of thinking; therefore, improving one's well being.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


As a therapist, I offer three forms of therapy - individual, couples, and family. Irrespective of the form, the focus of therapy will be to better understand the relational challenges faced by those entering therapy. For persons seeking individual therapy this will most likely include relationships outside of therapy, as well the relationship you have with ones self. Therefore, regardless of the form of therapy, the primary goal will be to explore what triggers our emotional, behavioral, and perceptional reactions, allowing those involved in the therapeutic process to experience and respond to these triggers with less emotional distress.

My Approach
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