Individual Therapy

In Individual therapy your therapist will meet with you regularly to help you work through the issues that concern you so you can achieve your therapeutic goals.
Individual Therapy


Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT)

The EFT Counseling and Education Center is unique and distinguished from many mental health clinics in that each of our therapists are trained and supervised by Certified EFT Supervisors and a Certified EFT Trainer. This specialized mentoring elevates and further qualifies the therapists in their work with individuals. They rise to a higher level of credibility and expertise in working with the model of Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT).

EFIT is a revolutionary attachment-based approach to individual therapy.

EFT was originally developed by Dr. Sue Johnson for couples therapy and EFIT expands its application to individuals that also offers an integration of humanistic experiential interventions focused on reshaping experience and interpersonal interventions to support healthy changes in patterns of engagement with significant others.

Getting to the Heart of the Matter
EFIT is grounded in the understanding that emotions are a fundamental aspect of human experience and they play a crucial role in our psychological well-being and relationships. The focus and ultimate goal of EFIT is to help individuals understand and regulate their emotions, develop self-awareness, and build more secure and satisfying relationships.
Collaboration and Exploration
In EFIT, the therapist works collaboratively with the individual using the framework of attachment to create a safe and supportive environment where they can explore and process their emotions, underlying attachment needs, and relationship patterns. The therapist helps the individual identify and make sense of their emotional experiences, as well as the ways in which these emotions impact their thoughts, behaviors, and relationships.
EQ, Communication & New Coping
EFIT often focuses on helping individuals develop greater emotional intelligence, enhance their capacity to express and communicate their emotions effectively, and develop healthier coping strategies. The therapist may also explore past attachment experiences and how they influence current relationship dynamics and emotional patterns.

Some common techniques in EFIT:

Emotionally Focused Interventions:
The therapist helps the individual identify, understand, and express their emotions in a safe and constructive manner. This can involve exploring the underlying causes of emotional distress, such as unmet attachment needs or unresolved triggers.
Cognitive Restructuring:
The therapist assists the individual in challenging and reframing maladaptive thought patterns and beliefs that contribute to emotional distress. This process aims to promote more adaptive thinking and a healthier emotional outlook.
Mindfulness and Self-Compassion:
EFIT often incorporates mindfulness practices to help individuals develop greater self-awareness, self-compassion, and acceptance of their emotions. Mindfulness exercises can help individuals slow down and observe their emotions without judgment and develop a more compassionate attitude toward themselves.
Attachment Exploration
The therapist may explore and move deeper into the individual's attachment history, exploring and examining past relationships and attachment patterns. This exploration can provide insights into how attachment experiences influence current emotions, behaviors, and relationship dynamics.
Relational Skills Development
EFIT may involve teaching individuals effective communication skills, conflict resolution strategies, and relationship-building techniques. The focus is on developing healthier relationship patterns and fostering secure and fulfilling connections with others.

The process of EFIT is typically conducted in individual therapy sessions. Your therapist meets with you regularly on a weekly basis to work through your issues and achieve therapeutic goals. It is important to note that the duration of individual therapy can vary depending on your needs and rate of progress. Every individual can benefit from EFIT work, as it unlocks and enlarges our understanding of ourselves and how we relate to the world and is designed to increase internal compassion & security.

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