What is EFT?
HeartLink Counseling utilizes Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) to assist couples, families, and individuals in creating deeper, more meaningful connections in their lives.
Developed by Dr. Sue Johnson, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is different from standard couple therapy in that it focuses on sustainable change rather than surface or “band-aid” approaches. EFT is based on adult attachment theory and is designed to help couples break through hurtful and disconnected ways of interacting to improve intimacy and create deep and lasting satisfaction in the relationship.
EFT is both created and supported by the highest research standards. Studies with distressed couples found that:
- 90% of couples reported significant improvement in their relationship
- 70-73% reported complete absence of distress at the end of therapy
- Trends indicated relationships continued to improve after therapy ended
When in EFT therapy you will find HeartLink therapists slowing down moments of conflict and disconnection to help you understand what’s happening beneath the surface. We guide couples and families in putting their unique experiences into words and sharing in vulnerable rather than reactive ways. Over time, couples find more space for compassion, compromise, and a sustaining connection.
Amanda is fully Certified as an Emotionally Focused Therapist (EFT), having completed a vigorous training process with nationally renowned trainers, including Michael Barnett and Dr. Marlene Best. She is the former Secretary and a Founding Boarding Member for The Atlanta Center for EFT. She speaks about attachment and EFT in the local community.
Maria is extensively trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) under the education of Michael Barnett and the supervision of Amanda Carver. She is passionate about this therapy model, and excels at integrating this training into her practice with couples and families.
For more information about attachment and EFT, please contact us.