At Balanceworks, we believe that when our attachment relationships are unstable, all of life can become or feel unstable. Whether your relationship has suffered an attachment injury such as an affair or breach of trust, or if there is a struggle with mental health in the couple, couples therapy can be an effective way to help each partner not only cope with their own reactions and emotions, but to better understand and support their partner to improve the overall health and functioning of their relationship. We use aspects of the Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) model when working with couples and families.
“Marital Distress is the single most common reason for seeking therapy. It undermines family functioning and is strongly associated with depression, anxiety disorders, and alcoholism. EFT for couples offers a comprehensive theory of adult love and attachment, as well as a process for healing distressed relationships. EFT recognizes that relationship distress results from a perceived threat to basic adult needs for safety, security, and closeness in intimate relationships. This experiential/systemic therapy focuses on helping partners restructure the emotional responses that maintain their negative patterns of interaction.” (quoted from brochure produced by the ICEEFT).