Relationship Therapy Center in Marietta, GA
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
Individual Therapy Couples Therapy Marriage Counseling Family Therapy Sex Therapy
About The Relationship House
We are a Relationship Therapy Center that specializes in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT). We are dedicated to helping couples, families, and individuals create and maintain healthy, long-lasting relationships. We are unique in our trauma informed and attachment based approach to emotional, mental, and relational health. Our approach facilitates powerful moments of personal and relational change that will improve your overall well-being.
Our team is made up of compassionate and experienced couples therapists, family therapists, and marriage counselors. We understand the complexity of relationships and have the skills to help you build strong, intimate bonds. As EFT informed therapists, we recognize that secure and responsive relationships decrease anxiety and depression, reduce stress, and improve physical health.
We believe in taking a holistic approach to the healing process and strive to create a safe and supportive environment for all of our clients. Our goal is to help you create relationships that grow, heal, and thrive.
Alex & Sarah founded The Relationship House on their shared passion for the art and science of human connection. They are members of the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT) and the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). Together they bring an advanced level of training in EFT to individuals, couples, and families.
Alex is the former owner of Marietta Marriage and Family Therapy, and Sarah is the former owner of Center For Conscious Connection in Marietta.
Alex Peskin, Ed.S., LMFT
Alex is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor and supervises the Clinical Team at The Relationship House.
We offer in-person and virtual therapy appointments.
What is Emotionally Focused Therapy?
The Relationship House offers high quality therapy services through Emotionally Focused Therapy in Marietta, GA. Our approach is attachment based and trauma informed. We create a safe and secure environment for couples, individuals and families to work through and resolve personal and relational issues.
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) developed by Dr. Sue Johnson is a powerful approach to helping distressed couples, families, and individuals. EFT is a humanistic and experiential psychotherapy that integrates the science of attachment in the treatment of emotional, mental, and relational health. Attachment science has expanded our understanding of the nature of love relationships and family bonds. Attachment views human beings as innately relational and wired for intimate bonding with others. The EFT model starts by acknowledging that we are biologically hardwired to create and maintain strong emotional ties with our partner and loved ones. It hones in on key emotions that shape individual experience and intimate bonds. When we feel secure in our most important relationships, we are more able to fully thrive, as well as alleviate the stress of life's challenges. We all want a positive answer to the questions "Are you there for me?", "Can I count on you?", "Do I matter to you?" We want to know that our loved ones are accessible, responsive, and engaged with us.
EFT has proven success in treating relationship problems, anxiety, depression, stress, attachment and trauma. The American Psychological Association (APA) has acknowledged EFT as meeting the gold standard for the most effective evidenced based therapy approach for couples. In addition to its effectiveness with couples, EFT has been successfully adapted to treat individuals and families. The Relationship House offers Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT), Couples Therapy (EFCT) and Family Therapy (EFFT), as well as Emotionally Focused informed Sex Therapy.
Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
At The Relationship House, we believe that diversity and inclusion are essential to providing the best possible care to all of our clients. We strive to create a safe and supportive environment for people of all backgrounds, identities, and experiences. We are committed to creating an atmosphere of acceptance and understanding. We are proud to serve a diverse population, and we strive to ensure that everyone feels seen, heard, and respected.
1) We aim to cultivate a climate of inclusion where all can feel safe, valued, cared for, and given an opportunity to form meaningful connections with each other.
2) We view love and meaningful secure connections with one another as a birthright to all human beings and strive to promote a more loving humanity and community for all.
3) We work for a world in which all people can embrace their universal human attachment needs and thrive without fear of persecution or marginalization.
4) We seek a world that embraces diversity of gender expression, race, ethnic, religion, sexual/affectional orientation, age, class, mental health, physical character, and all disabilities.
5) We seek to increase our awareness of implicit biases and unconscious racism, to deepen our cultural humility, and to take active moves toward inclusion and broadening our cultural lens and our cultural attunement.
How Healthy Relationships Change Our Lives
Reduce Stress Levels
Share openly when stressed, and in turn receive support (Simpson et al., 1992)
Feel less shock, stress, and pain (Coan et al., 2006)
Decrease Anxiety & Depression
Have more instances of hormones flooding our system that make us feel calm and happy - and less that make us feel stressed (Eisenberger et al., 2004)
Less anxious and more able to deal with dangerous situations (Mikulincer et al, 1993)
Prevent Loneliness & Isolation
More curious, open to new experience, and flexible (Mikulincer, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998)
Feel less overwhelmed during conflict, and solve problems more effectively together
Improve View of Self & Other
Understand ourselves more, and see ourselves in a positive light
Confidently solve problems and achieve goals independently (Feeney, 2007)