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Calgary Psychologist Clinic - Emotionally Focused Therapy

Our Calgary Psychologist Clinic has therapists that are experienced in exploring emotions and working with the emotionally focused therapy framework. Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is a therapeutic approach that focuses on improving emotional connections and attachment patterns in relationships. It was developed by Dr. Sue Johnson in the 1980s and has been widely used to help distressed couples and individuals.

The main goal of EFT is to identify and address the underlying emotions and attachment needs that drive negative patterns and conflicts in relationships. The therapy is based on the understanding that humans have an innate need for emotional bonding and security. When these needs are not met or when negative interactions dominate a relationship, distress and disconnection can arise.

EFT is grounded in attachment theory, which emphasizes the significance of secure emotional bonds in human relationships. The therapy process involves creating a safe and supportive environment where individuals can explore and express their emotions openly. The therapist helps clients identify their unmet attachment needs, fears, and negative patterns that contribute to relationship distress.

Through EFT, clients learn to recognize and communicate their emotions effectively, leading to a deeper understanding and connection with their partner. The therapist helps couples restructure their interactions by fostering empathy, validation, and acceptance. By working through emotional barriers and fostering new patterns of communication, couples can develop a more secure and fulfilling bond.

EFT typically follows a structured approach with three main stages. The first stage involves assessment and understanding of the negative interactional cycle that perpetuates relationship distress. The therapist helps couples identify their emotions, needs, and attachment patterns. The second stage focuses on restructuring the emotional responses and fostering new interactions that promote safety and security. The final stage consolidates the new patterns and helps couples build a more secure and resilient relationship.

Emotionally Focused Therapy has been found to be effective in improving relationship satisfaction and reducing distress for couples dealing with a variety of issues, including infidelity, communication problems, and emotional disconnection. The therapy can also be adapted for individual counseling to address attachment-related issues.

Overall, Emotionally Focused Therapy offers a valuable framework for promoting emotional healing and creating secure attachments in relationships. By addressing underlying emotions and attachment needs, individuals and couples can experience greater emotional closeness, intimacy, and overall relationship satisfaction.

Calgary Psychologists That Use Emotionally Focused Therapy

Andrea Krygier

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Raheleh Tarani

Clinical Psychologist

Murray Molohon

Clinical Psychologist

Compassionate Calgary Psychologists and Counsellors Here to Support You!​

Our Calgary Psychologist Clinic works with the best Psychologists and Counsellors to meet your needs. Our therapists are proficient in a range of theoretical frameworks and each have their unique strengths. We all believe in building therapeutic relationships based on respect and trust and put the well being of our clients first and foremost. We are here to help you succeed in achieving your therapeutic goals so that, when you are ready, can move beyond therapy and face your life’s challenges with more optimism and clarity. Whether you are facing depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, family issues, anger or something else, we will do our absolute best to help you!

Psychologist And Counselling Services in Calgary

We provide a diverse array of counseling and assessment services tailored to meet the unique needs of individuals, couples, and families. From family counseling aimed at improving communication and resolving conflicts to specialized assessments like psychoeducational evaluations and ADHD testing, we offer comprehensive support to address a wide range of mental health concerns. Our team of experienced therapists is dedicated to providing a safe and supportive environment where clients of all ages and backgrounds can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Whether you’re seeking individual therapy, couples counseling, or support for your child or teen, we are here to help. We also offer convenient options such as in-person sessions and virtual counseling, ensuring accessibility and flexibility for our clients. Whatever challenges you may be facing, we are committed to guiding you towards healing, growth, and greater well-being.

Common Mental Health Issues

At our psychologist clinic, we specialize in treating a diverse range of common mental health issues with compassion and expertise. Our dedicated team of therapists is equipped to address issues such as grief, trauma, anxiety, depression, parenting challenges, PTSD, eating disorders, postpartum depression, fears and phobias, ADHD, self-esteem issues, relationship difficulties, and OCD. Whether you’re struggling with the aftermath of a traumatic event, feeling overwhelmed by anxiety or depression, navigating the complexities of parenthood, or facing challenges in your relationships, we are here to provide support, guidance, and evidence-based therapy tailored to your unique needs. Our goal is to empower you to overcome obstacles, cultivate resilience, and achieve greater well-being and fulfillment in your life.