Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is an evidence-based form of couples therapy pioneered by Dr. Sue Johnson and colleagues in the 1980s. A substantial body of research demonstrates the effectiveness of EFT across cultures. Research studies demonstrate that after 10-12 sessions, 70-75% of couples move from distress to recovery, and 90% of couples show significant improvement (Johnson et al., 1999).
EFT is focused on fostering secure emotional connection between partners. This is done by helping couples break rigid, negative interaction patterns and replacing them with fluid, empathic interactions that lead to permanent change.
Watch the video below for a brief overview of EFT.