In both treatment modalities, I work from an attachment perspective. I am particularly interested in how stress is manifested in our bodies and work with patients to help them to become more resilient. This includes helping individuals get in touch with their longings and feelings which previously had remained un-worded, embedded in dreams and other private experiences.
As a couples therapist, I have become certified because of my extensive and ongoing training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), a specific clinical approach developed by Dr. Susan Johnson. This approach emphasizes attachment and works with the partner’s emotional states and how these either enhance or disrupt the attachment bonds. Partners learn about their cycles of disruption and how to interrupt and repair these disjuntive states. In order to create a safe space, each partner has to feel both seen and attended to even while the focus is on the partnership more than either individual.