- In research studies, 90% of couples report improvement
- At follow up assessment, 70-72% of couples reported recovering from distress
- EFT is a short-term therapy, averaging about 20 sessions and has been found to show continued relationship improvement after the therapy ends
- EFT is effective with both men and women and is now being utilized in many of the nation's veteran's administrations
What is EFT?
Emotional Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) is an empirically based, highly
effective form of therapy that focuses on the emotional and attachment needs we
all have. EFT believes that the extent that we feel safe to turn to our partner
to express a need or ask for support and our partner is there for us, the
better our relationships is. The other factor that's important is that each
partner feels loved and accepted by one another. When these two parts are not
present, the couple can be in a great deal of distress.
In addition to EFT, our therapy is also informed by John
Gottman's research on couples.