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What Is Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)?

Couples Counseling

Emotionally focused therapy (EFT) was created by Sue Johnson and Les Greenberg in the 1980s and is one of the most empirically validated therapy approaches for couples and relationships. Rooted in attachment theory and science and shown effective by numerous scientific studies, EFT helps couples move from distress to recovery and increase connection and security in their relationship. In the...

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Toxic Shame

Sex Therapy

It had been over a year since I last saw them. Former clients with sex addictions. I looked at their faces- both very familiar and the same, yet undeniably different. “You both seem to have a… well… a lightness to you.” I motioned to their faces, struggling to find words to adequately describe the difference I was seeing- sensing. They...

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Diving into the Deep End – The benefits of taking emotional risks and going deeper in your relationship

Couples Counseling

Chorus from A Star Is Born (Lady Gaga / Bradley Cooper) I'm off the deep end, watch as I dive in I'll never meet the ground Crash through the surface, where they can't hurt us We're far from the shallow now From the first moment I watched A Star is Born to listening to the soundtrack countless times, I was...

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Slowly

Counseling Services , Grief and Loss , Self Care , Therapy Specialties

I’m on vacation with my kids and friends on the central coast of California. I have rarely looked at my phone, checked my email or worried about chores or work to do. In fact, we have chosen to have almost no particular schedule at all and that freedom and flexibility has felt amazing. When we want to eat, we eat....

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