Do a Google search for “marriage counseling” and you’re likely to find articles like “Why Marriage Counseling Doesn’t Work” or “Reasons For and Against Marriage Counseling When Your Spouse Says: I Want a Divorce.”
According to the New York Times, 25% of couples reported being “worse off” two years after ending marital counseling. After four years, 38% of couples were divorced.
No one wants their marriage to be a statistic.
The sad truth is, although the vast majority of private practice therapists offer marriage counseling, many are not specifically trained in marital therapy. Given the fact that most couples don’t seek counseling until it’s too late, it’s not surprising that marriage counseling doesn’t have a better track record.
What I offer is a different approach.
Not only do I specialize in couples therapy, I use an extremely effective technique called Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).
EFT helps couples break negative patterns and reconnect with their partner by allowing for a relationship to return to its nurturing roots and healthy patterns. The goal is to move a relationship from a place of distress to a place of comfort and trust.
While EFT is not a “cure-all,” studies have shown that three out of four couples who undergo EFT progress into recovery mode. Fully 86% of couples show significant improvements in their relationship.
EFT works well with many different types of couples and individuals, including those who are:
- emotionally shut down;
- suffering from chronic illness;
- suffering from PTSD.
EFT has also been shown to be effective with families. If you or someone you love can benefit from EFT, call me at (949) 251-8797 or request an appointment online today.
For more information about how I can help in your situation or to make an appointment, please call (949) 251-8797 or email me here.