I specialize in "Emotionally Focused Therapy" (EFT). EFT is scientifically-based therapy used to treat relationship struggles. EFT is supported by extensive research, which show EFT has the greatest effect compared to all other couple intervention methods (Johnson et al., 1999). EFT has been effectively used in many culturally diverse groups, and in many university training centers worldwide. I have been facilitating EFT since 2006 and I have treated over 1000 clients. I have personally witnessed positive transformations credited to EFT. For more information on EFT, please visit the EFT page.

I use EFT to help my clients learn conflict-resolution strategies, effective communication skills, and teamwork. 
Patients who have experienced EFT gain increased trust, intimacy, and connection in their relationships. Research studies demonstrate 90% improvement when using EFT in almost all couples, with low relapse rate.

The principle of Emotionally Focused Therapy, as derived by Dr. Sue Johnson, is that we are biologically driven to connect and need love, companionship, support and acceptance from our loved ones.

This t
herapy involves helping partners to identify and break and to replace it with a positive and securely attached relationship. 

I use Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy in my new group program for couples; the Relationship Education Program. This program is exclusively based on the book Hold Me Tight by Dr. Sue Johnson, who I mentioned above as the developer of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.

Why Emotionally Focused Therapy?

The American Psychological Association has endorsed Emotionally Focused Therapy to be the most successful approach, backed by 20 years of research and scientifically proven to create and enhance lasting relationships.  

Research studies have demonstrated that other forms of couple therapy are 35% effective in healing relationships, whereas Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy received 86% success rate.

  • Sociological research indicates that emotional isolation is more dangerous to our health than smoking or high blood pressure. 
    Our society teaches us to be self reliant. To need and be needed by our loved one, to ask for comfort and support implies "weakness." On the contrary, needing to emotionally connect and bond with our loved one, asking and giving comfort and reassurance is a measure of strength and 
    Research shows that positive and loving relationships are vital for our physical and mental health.

    • Neuroscience studies confirm that negative relationships undermine our physical health. 
    • The studies demonstrated that loneliness in relationships 

      • -Raises blood pressure and the risk for heart attack and stroke 
      • -Affects our immune systems and our hormonal systems 
      • -Affects our ability to heal and cope with stress. 

    Research continues to show that marriage fails not because of the presence of conflict in the relationship, but because of the absence of affection, emotional responsiveness and positive intimate interactions. 
    Negative relationships filled with criticism create anxiety, depression, self doubt, and helplessness. 

Positive, securely attached 
relationships provide a safe haven to help us cope from stress, life's challenges, and trauma and these c
lose relationships between partners blossom into healthy, loving, and responsive families. 
Emotionally Focused Therapy can help you to form these strong relationships.