My Approach to Helping
Marriage Counseling can help you transform conflict to closeness.
If you are hurting we can help. We have treated hundred's of couples with a highly specialized form of Marriage Counseling. We get beneath the anger, frustration and hurt - and help you re-connect and find that unique bond that brought you together. Healing and strengthening this bond allows you to resolve bitter conflict and create the closeness and intimacy that often gets lost when people get "stuck" in negative communication, long term conflict or stress, lack of physical intimacy, even infidelity or trauma.
At Essex Counseling Associates, we specialize Couples Therapy based on Emotionally Focused Therapy - EFT. EFT is highly effective form of relationship counseling backed by over 25 years of research. For over two decades 90 % of couples completing Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) significantly improve their relationship, and 70-75% experience complete relationship recovery.
EFT is different from other methods of relationship therapy is that couples experience continued relationship growth even after ending therapy!
EFT can help you to:
*prevent disagreements from spiraling out of control
*express your needs and respond to your partner's needs *create security, heal long-standing hurt and create trust
*repair damage: affairs, loss, intense stress and conflict
*regain emotional and physical intimacy
EFT is a short term model of 15 - 24 sessions -depending on the couple. Many of the couples I work with find that even after the first few sessions - they are communicating more, arguing less, and connecting to each other's needs and feelings through a different lens. Whether you are just starting out and need pre-marital therapy or have been married for years - EFT is a highly effective way to transform conflict and regain closeness.
Family Counseling can help with, Step Family transition, Parenting, School Problems, Behavior Issues.
Our approach is to combine seeing the full family - with parent coaching sessions, sibling sessions and between session follow up. When one person struggles - the whole family feels it, so we work with all of the relevant relationships to help you feel relief and progress.
EFT is also HIGHLY effect form of counseling for Individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, lack of motivation and life transitions.
In individual therapy - we use the safety of the therapeutic relationship to explore issues that keep you from feeling well and being your best.