• Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT)

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    What is Emotion Focused Therapy?

    Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) emphasizes the role of emotions on human well-being, behaviour, and therapeutic change. It operates on the premise that unresolved or suppressed emotions can lead to psychological distress and relationship difficulties.

    For this reason, the focus of Emotion-Focused Therapy is helping individuals, couples, and families identify, understand, express, and regulate their emotions.

    How Does Emotion-Focused Therapy Work?

    Emotion-Focused Therapy is well researched and considered to be an evidence-based therapeutic modality by the Canadian and American Psychological Associations. 

    At the root of Emotion-Focused Therapy is the belief that emotions are essential and adaptive. Therapists move clients away from suppressing and pushing away emotions to experiencing them.

    During Emotion-Focused Therapy, clients are guided by their therapist to identify, experience, accept, explore, and make sense of  their emotional responses to present and past situations. 

    Once emotions are understood and expressed, clients are encouraged to transform their emotional experiences and find new ways to express and regulate their emotions. This supports the development of adaptive coping, emotional intelligence and secure attachment in relationships. 

    Clients often find that they are able to move away from problematic ways of coping with, or numbing, intense emotions such as self-injury, suicide ideation, substance use, and emotional outbursts. Clients often find that they are able to move towards connecting with important people in their life, develop compassion and empathy for self and others, and meet their own needs.

    Emotions are not the enemy, but a path to understanding ourselves and finding healing.

    Interested in learning more about emotions? 

    Watch the video below.

    What Can Emotion Focused Therapy Help With?

    Emotion-Focused Therapy is a versatile psychotherapeutic approach that has been effectively used to support various emotional, relational, and psychological difficulties including:

    • Depression/low mood
    • Anxiety
    • Trauma
    • Relationship difficulties
    • Self-esteem
    • Anger Management
    • Grief and Loss
    • Attachment issues
    • Sexual dysfunction
    • Emotion regulation
    • Personality disorders
    • Stress management
    • Couple therapy
    • Family therapy
    • Parenting difficulties

    Meet the Team

    We have a variety of therapists offering Emotion-Focused Therapy both in-person and online. 

    Ready to get started? Reach out to us today!

    Reach out to us today to schedule a free 15-minute consultation with a therapist to learn how we might be able to help.

    Call, text, or email using the information/form below. Our administrative team will answer any questions you might have and learn how we can help you. 

    Prefer to book on your own? Don’t want to wait for the office to open? Click the link below to schedule a consultation.

    If you’re specifically interested in ACT, please tell us at this time so that we can connect you with a therapist trained in it. 

    You will then be connected with a therapist for a free 15-minute consultation. 

    This is a chance for us to meet the therapist, ask questions and learn about their approach so that you can determine if they’re the right fit for you. 

    Schedule your first therapy appointment and begin your healing journey! 

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