Telehealth in Pennsylvania

  • Couples Counseling

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    Do you feel like your relationship is at a standstill?

    Are you and your partner stuck in the same argument loop every night?

    Do you feel like you and your partner are drifting away?

    Do you desire more intimacy between you and your partner?

    Relationships are hard. During relationship conflict, things can be said that hurt us deeply and cut us to the core. Resentment and growing emotional distance can leave us feeling empty, hurt and unloved. We all desire to be connected in a safe and respectful relationship. Lack of trust and commitment to the relationship perpetuates a toxic environment that can push us farther apart from each other.

    It doesn’t have to be this way!  You and your partner can learn to trust each other again and let go of resentment and pain of the past.  In therapy, you will learn to be honest with each other and build a bridge to meet new challenges in your relationship and find the passion that you once had.

    All things can be improved, changed and bettered, with just a little support, no matter how big or small. With couples therapy, you’ll learn how to communicate your feelings and needs, and get what you want out of your relationship.

    Some issues that bring couples to therapy are:

    • Addiction/Partner Addiction Support
    • Balance (Work/Life/Family)
    • Blended Families
    • Chronic Illness
    • Divorce
    • Extended Family
    • Infidelity/Cheating
    • Intimacy
    • Mental Illness
    • Pre-Marital/Readiness
    • Pornography
    • Sex

    In couple’s therapy sessions, we help people develop the necessary skills needed to maintain sustaining love. We use Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT) to get the best results for couples.

    Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples: Strengthening Emotional Bonds

    Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), developed by Dr. Sue Johnson, is a highly effective therapeutic approach designed to help couples enhance their emotional connection and resolve conflicts. Grounded in attachment theory, EFT focuses on the importance of secure emotional bonds in fostering healthy and fulfilling relationships.

    Key Benefits of EFT for Couples:

    1. Improves Communication: EFT helps couples understand and articulate their emotions, leading to more open and effective communication. By learning to express their needs and feelings, partners can avoid misunderstandings and reduce conflict.

    2. Resolves Conflicts: By identifying and addressing the underlying emotional issues and attachment needs that drive conflicts, EFT enables couples to break negative interaction patterns. This leads to more constructive and empathetic ways of dealing with disagreements.

    3. Enhances Emotional Connection: EFT focuses on creating a safe and supportive environment where partners can reconnect on a deeper emotional level. This strengthened emotional bond fosters greater intimacy and trust.

    4. Builds Secure Attachments: Through EFT, couples learn to be more accessible, responsive, and engaged with each other. These qualities are essential for building and maintaining a secure and loving relationship.

    5. Fosters Long-term Relationship Satisfaction: Research has shown that EFT not only helps in resolving immediate issues but also contributes to lasting relationship satisfaction. Couples who undergo EFT often report sustained improvements in their relationships.

    EFT Process:

    1. Assessment and De-escalation: The therapist helps the couple identify negative interaction patterns and underlying emotional issues, creating awareness and reducing immediate tensions.

    2. Restructuring Interactions: Couples learn to express their deeper emotions and needs in a supportive manner. This stage focuses on fostering empathy and understanding between partners.

    3. Consolidation and Integration: The new, positive interaction patterns are reinforced, ensuring that the couple can maintain their improved relationship dynamics over time.

    Is EFT Right for You?

    EFT is suitable for couples experiencing a range of issues, including frequent arguments, emotional distance, infidelity, and more. It is an evidence-based approach with a high success rate, making it a reliable choice for couples seeking to improve their relationship.

    If you and your partner are ready to enhance your emotional connection and build a stronger, more fulfilling relationship, contact us today to learn more about how EFT can help you.

    By integrating EFT into your relationship, you can experience deeper emotional bonds, better communication, and lasting happiness together.

    If any of the above relate to your and your partner in your relationship, contact us today for a free consultation. We would love to speak about how we may be able to help reconnect and rekindle your love for one another.