Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT)

When things go wrong we develop “secondary” strategies as humans. We may become hyperactivated, deactivated or anxious and avoidant. Emotion allows us vital information about how we experience ourselves, our interpersonal relationships, and our world. It also mobilizes us into action in our attachment relationships.

These strategies, the wisest responses you had for survival at that time, may not be serving you well now. As we work, you will recognize and explore your feelings and needs underneath your behaviors, deepen your understanding and acceptance of your humanness and discover more effective strategies.

“Health is being able to engage fully in the current moment-to-moment experience and use this experience to make active choices in how to define the self and relate to others.” Dr. Sue Johnson, 2009