Focuses on your present thoughts, feelings and difficulties as being a function of earlier life experiences. Creating a safe environment through supportive listening and empathy will enable you to become aware of what you learned growing up which helps you to make more conscious decisions in the present. In addition, our early life experiences shape our current beliefs and ways of relating to others. Together, through the therapeutic relationship, you examine the complexities of your interpersonal relationships to give you the opportunity to see and understand them differently
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
DBT is based on the idea of acceptance and change. It is a skills based approach used to give people alternative strategies when they are struggling with intense emotions, interpersonal difficulties, or general feelings of emotional imbalance. The skills fall into four categories: distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, emotional regulation, and acceptance.
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) was developed in tandem with the science of adult attachment, a profound developmental theory of personality and intimate relationships. This science has expanded our understanding of individual dysfunction and health as well as the nature of love relationships and family bonds. Attachment views human beings as innately relational, social and wired for intimate bonding with others. The EFT model prioritizes emotion and emotional regulation as the key organizing agents in individual experience and key relationship interactions.
The Gottman Method
The Gottman Method is an approach to couples therapy that includes a thorough assessment of the couple’s relationship and integrates research-based interventions. The goals of Gottman Method Couples Therapy are to disarm conflicting verbal communication; increase intimacy, respect, and affection; remove barriers that create a feeling of stagnancy; and create a heightened sense of empathy and understanding within the context of the relationship.