Couples Counseling in Boston

Focused on the unique relationship challenges of couples with high-pressure careers.

Our approach with couples

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples is unique and highly effective, helping people to deepen personal connections, manage emotional challenges, strengthen their sense of self as confident and competent, and improve their relationships.

EFT for couples therapy

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is an approach to couples therapy that can enhance your relationship, especially if you're dealing with the stresses of a high-pressure career. It's designed to help you and your partner develop a deeper emotional connection and navigate the challenges that often come with demanding professional lives.

We start by creating an environment to support effective and clear communication. We then focus on understanding the dynamics between you and your partner. Together with your therapist, you’ll identify the patterns of interaction that lead to disconnection and conflict. Recognizing these patterns is the first step in breaking them.

Once these patterns are brought to light, EFT helps you and your partner understand each other's emotional needs and responses. This insight helps create empathy and compassion, allowing both of you to respond to each other in healthier, more supportive ways. Instead of reacting defensively or withdrawing during tough conversations, you’ll learn to turn toward each other and share your needs openly.

EFT helps integrate these positive practices into your relationship, which can transform how you both view yourselves and each other. Instead of feeling stuck in a cycle of miscommunication and misunderstanding, you'll begin to see your relationship as a source of strength and support.