Many couples who come to us are currently struggling with painful arguments that circle around a few key triggers and issues. Often times, just knowing that you are not alone in this can bring some relief.
EFT is a structured, short-term (8-20 sessions) approach; and if it’s a good fit for you, we’ll hang in there with you as long as you need our help. The process of developing or reestablishing a secure bond involves assessment, cycle de-escalation, re-engagement, and consolidation.
NOTE: Weekly sessions are 75 minutes in length. Research shows that these longer sessions are more productive for couples.
Assessment & Cycle De-escalation
No two couples are alike, and we want to get to know each of your unique personalities and learn how you interact as a couple. Therefore, you and your partner will receive a thorough assessment of your relational dynamics at the beginning of therapy.
Part 1: You and your partner will meet together to explore the issues that bring you to counseling. NOTE: Before the session begins, you will be asked to complete the forms below. (If you prefer, you may download the forms now, print, complete, and bring them with you to your first session.)
- Couple Information
- Consent for Couples Therapy Consultation
- Release of Confidentiality for Couple Therapy
Part 2: Your second session will be split between you and your partner. Prior to your second appointment, you will need to complete the Life Functioning Inventory. (You may download it now, respond to the questions, and bring the completed form with you.) While your counselor is meeting with your spouse, you will be completing the Couple Assessment Questionnaires, which will be provided when you arrive for your appointment.
Part 3: Your counselor will meet with you both to review the results of your assessment and answer any questions you may have about the counseling process and and your goals. If EFT is a good fit for you, you will continue with the process of de-escalation.
Re-engagement & Consolidation
It feels pretty good when the fighting doesn’t happen as often, and couples begin to enjoy one another more.
When you’re ready, we’ll help you move into the last two stages of healing and growing your relationship.
By completing the process, you can help assure your continued growth and the enjoyment of your relationship, not just for today, but for the rest of your life!