Marriage Counseling

How does Access Counseling & NeuroTherapy approach Marriage Counseling?

The therapists at Access Counseling & NeuroTherapy in Charlotte approach marriage counseling using Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT). EFT is a structured approach to couples therapy formulated in the early 80’s by Drs. Sue Johnson and Les Greenberg. Sue Johnson has continued to develop the model adding attachment theory to further understand what is happening in couple relationships and to guide therapists in helping them. EFT can also be used with families and individuals.

EFT is one of the best validated and most effective approaches to changing distressed couple relationships into secure, loving bonds. EFT reflects the most recent research on the nature of relationship distress and satisfaction, the nature of the bonds of adult love and the power of emotion.

Based on the neuroscience of adult love and bonding, EFT is validated by 25 years of scientific research. A substantial body of research demonstrates the effectiveness of EFT. Studies find that more than 7 out of 10 couples treated with EFT move from distress to recovery and approximately 9 out of 10 show significant improvements. 

At the cutting edge of the new era in couple and family therapy, EFT offers a systematic map, not just to conflict reduction but to the creation of safe emotional connection.recovery and approximately 90% show significant improvement.

Resources to check out:

Check out our marriage counseling resources on our resources page. These may provide you with some good action steps to take prior to marriage counseling or during the actual couples therapy.

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