Does couple therapy work?
Yes, especially if your therapist is trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). EFT is a short term evidence-based couple therapy created by Drs. Sue Johnson and Les Greenberg.
The idea is that a couple often gets stuck in their dance (negative cycle) because of their strong emotions. When the EFT therapist helps a couple learns to talk in a new way that focuses on their attachment and strong emotions, the couple begins to change their dance and learn to connect in a close and authentic manner. Research that 70-75% of couples move from distress to recovery and approximately 90% shows significant improvement. This is fantastic news for the couple!!!
Watch this video by Dr. Sue Johnson:
Are you and your partner struggling in your relationship?
If you are a couple who is struggling in your relationship:
A. Read this book by Sue Johnson “Hold me tight”
B. Contact a trained EFT Therapist for help
C. Fill out this “assessment” and bring it with you to your session with your EFT therapist
D. Work your butts off for your relationship
©Herman Chow, D.Min, RP, RMFT
Certified EFT Therapist and Supervisor-in-training