HOW MARRIAGE COUNSELING WORKS
Who knows if it works?
Who knows if it can help us?
The primary method that I use in helping couples is known as Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). It is recognized by the APA (American Psychological Association) as the “gold standard” in couples’ therapy and is supported by extensive research. A major APA study found that the large majority of couples (More than 80%) experience significant improvements in relationship satisfaction by working with a therapist trained in EFT. Most importantly, Follow-up studies conducted with those who participated in EFT showed the positive effects of the treatment continued for years after the therapy concluded.
This is the process outlined in 2 stages: