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MICHAEL BERGER M.A, LCSW
PSYCHOTHERAPY & CONSULTING SERVICES
  • Emotion-Focused Therapy for Couples

    Emotion-Focused Therapy for Couples

    Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is a short-term (eight to 20 sessions) and structured approach to couples’ therapy developed by Drs. Sue Johnson and Les Greenberg in the 1980s. It is research based focusing on negative communication patterns and love as an attachment bond Attachment between people helps create safety and comfort. When these conditions are met , couples experience a true connection with one another.

    Research studies have found that 70-75% of couples undergoing EFT successfully move from distress to recovery, and approximately 90% show significant improvements. This recovery is also quite stable and lasting, with little evidence of relapse back into distress.

    EFT provides a language for healthy communication between partners and identifies key decisions and moments which define an adult relationship.