Every couple experiences difficulty at various stages in their relationship. This can be due to changes in each individual over time, having children, external stress, loss, infidelity, financial difficulty, etc. Feeling emotionally or physically disconnected, poor communication, or high conflict and mistrust of your partner are common reasons that couples choose to seek a trained therapist to help them recover and reconnect.
Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), developed in the 1980’s, is a structured approach to couples therapy that focuses on attachment and bonding to help couples understand their relationships better. This strengths-based technique is collaborative and helps to replace negative interactive cycles that couples often fall into, with more emotionally safe and effective ways of connecting with each other. This treatment style is respectful, warm and a proven method of helping couples and families resolve conflict and build closer, more connected relationships. Research studies find that 70-75% of couples move from distress to recovery and approximately 90% show significant improvements.
Dr. Abrams uses a 4-session (1 joint, 2 individual, 1 joint for feedback) assessment model to get a full picture of a couple’s history and individual experiences and characteristics that influence how they connect with each other. Success in this model does more than heal the relationship; research shows that EFT helps individuals transform their own sense of self towards a healthier connection with others. Dr. Abrams sees couples for relationship therapy, pre-marital and marital therapy.
Dr. Abrams is currently completing intensive training in Emotion Focused Therapy for Couples at the Atlanta Center for EFT, under the supervision of Michael Barnett, LPC. For more information on EFT, visit the International Centre of Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy.
- Strengthen Communication
- Resolve Conflict
- Heal From Infidelity
- Increase Intimacy
- Reconnect & Resolve