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Emotion Focused Therapy

Do you feel like your emotions are controlling you? Are you struggling to cope with anxiety, depression, or other mental health challenges? If so, emotion-focused therapy (EFT) may be able to help. If you are considering EFT therapy, it is important to find a therapist who is experienced and qualified in EFT. EFT is a collaborative therapy, and your therapist will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that meets your specific needs.

What Is Emotion-Focused Therapy?

Emotion-focused therapy (EFT) is a type of psychotherapy that helps you identify and express your emotions healthily. EFT is based on the understanding that emotions are a natural part of human life and on the importance of accepting both negative and positive emotions. EFT focuses on helping you express these negative and positive emotions to help improve your relationships, work, and mental well-being.

EFT is effective in treating a wide range of conditions such as:

Ask your therapist for more information on how the process of EFT would work for you and how it can help you with improving your quality of life.

How Does Emotion-Focused Therapy Work?

The process of EFT includes:

EFT is a short-term, goal-oriented therapy, and most people see results after a few sessions.

How Does Emotion-Focused Therapy Work?

What Are the Types of Emotion-Focused Therapy?

There are three types of EFT including:

All forms of EFT operate under the core principles of emotions being integral to well-being in all areas of life.

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“In my experience, the most effective aspect of therapy is the therapeutic relationship. Establishing trust between a client and clinician is the first step to healing.”

Is Emotion-Focused Therapy Effective?

Based on the research, “EFT was more effective than other treatments, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), for reducing depression symptoms. The average effect size for EFT was 0.70, which is considered to be a large effect size.” (Elliott et al., 2013). Another study supported that “EFT was more effective than other treatments for reducing anxiety symptoms. The average effect size for EFT was 0.65, which is considered to be a large effect size.” (Elliott et al., 2011).

What Are the Limitations of Emotion-Focused Therapy?

EFT is an effective trauma therapy for a wide range of conditions, however, it may not be appropriate for cases such as:

Any type of therapy requires your participation. To get the most effectiveness from any therapy intervention, it is important to remain open, honest, and willing.

How to Find an Emotionally-Focused Therapist?

To find an EFT therapist, you can:

EFT is a collaborative therapy and is highly effective for a wide range of conditions. EFT can help you feel more self-aware, connected with others, and in control of your life.

If you are interested in learning more about EFT therapy, or if you would like to find an EFT therapist in West Palm Beach, contact us today to schedule a session.

Page Modified on Mar 3, 2024 by Liz Chelak (Trauma Therapist)

The information on this website is to provide a general information. In no way does any of the information provided reflect a definitive treatment advice. It is important to consult a best in class trauma counselor in WPB regarding ANY questions or issues. A thorough evaluation should ALWAYS be performed for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. Be sure to call your local trauma therapist, to schedule a assessment.