I am a family therapist with a business background. I am uniquely qualified to help make your current problem logical and changeable.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in , PA
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) integrates an attachment focus and family therapy. In my use of EFT, I look at the patterns within your own experience and between you and others to help identify ways to make your relationships better, feel safe and be more secure.
Humans have a need to attach to others. Our attachment can be secure (safe/strong) or insecure (tenuous). We can have a secure attachment to someone be shattered due to their behavior or a traumatic event. Or we can grow up not feeling secure about our connection to others and our adult relationships can either reinforce that or lead to healing and change. When working with individuals, couples and families I seek to help strengthen bonds and the sense of internal security/safety.
Family systems considers the family as a whole and all the individuals in it. No one person is "the bad one" or the problem. Everyone is facing the problem (or not facing it) from their own position. When individuals needs are met in a family and they feel supported and safe, problems tend to work themselves out. Sometimes it isn't possible to be supported and safe in a particular family. When working with a family I see what is possible and realistic and we find solutions that make sense.
We are all on a journey. You may be at a stumbling block and not sure how to get what you need and want. Whether the block is related to the past, family, friends or your professional life, I can help figure out what it is that you need and how best to go about achieving that in your life.
Relationships are one of the most important areas of our life and one we get very little training on. I use an Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) approach which looks at your needs in the relationship and the patterns and cycles between you and your partner, no matter how dysfunctional and whether your partner is attending therapy with you or not. Knowing the basics of relationships makes it easier to navigate conflict and differences, and leads to more satisfying experiences.
Navigating life after a family has split up or raising children with a new partner can be complex, difficult and frustrating. Cooperation and communication are vital and may seem impossible. I help individuals and family find a balance between parental autonomy and coordination the parenting job with others.