When one of both individuals in a relationship are suffering from addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders, it could cause tension and strain in the relationship. Emotionally Focused Therapy is a form of couples therapy developed to help individuals in a relationship become more conscious of their emotions and express them more openly. It also helps couples regulate their emotions and develop empathy for others.
EFT works to “reprogram” the way individuals approach and interact with their loved one. Like the name implies, Emotionally Focused Therapy helps create a deeper emotional connection and stronger attachments between loved ones. While in an EFT session, clients are provided with a safe space that facilitates open emotional expression that is essential to a healthy, loving relationship.