Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), an intervention based on scientific study of adult love and bonding processes in couples, is designed to address distress in intimate relationships of adults. Strategies from emotionally focused therapy can also be used in family therapy to help family members connect and improve emotional attachment. Couples seeking counseling to improve their relationships may find this method as beneficial, as it can help people better understand both their own emotional responses and those of significant people in their lives.
Therapists who provide EFT therapy typically work with couples and families to help facilitate the creation of secure, lasting bonds between intimate partners and family members and reinforce any preexisting positive bonds, with the goal of helping those in treatment increase security, closeness, and connection in intimate relationships.