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Couples Therapy & Marriage Counseling

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy in Marietta GA

As humans, we are wired for connection.  The closeness we feel with our partner can be the antidote to our stress and anxiety, as well as the secure base from which we experience the journey of life.  When our connection with our partner is disrupted and the closeness we once felt is replaced with distance and conflict, we experience real distress.  


Couples in distress no longer feel like a team or “on the same page.”  Arguments become cyclical and predictable. Couples often say “I know what will happen” or “I know what my partner will say or do.” The repetitiveness of this interaction reinforces negative and reactive stances to one another, and it activates old, survival skills (fight, flight, or freeze).  A negative interaction cycle takes over in the relationship, and the couple feels stuck and desperate for change.


Our couples therapists and marriage counselors are trained and supervised in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFCT), developed by Dr. Sue Johnson.  EFCT is a proven method for helping couples resolve conflict and restore connection.  This model pays close attention to the emotions of both partners and their longing for love and connection.  EFCT honors each person’s experience in the relationship and uncovers the negative cyclical interactions that are preventing meaningful conversations and connection in the relationship.   

In EFCT you will learn to:

  • De-escalate fighting and conflict

  • Step out of defensive and reactive stances

  • Identify core relationship issues and attachment injuries

  • Practice active and empathic listening

  • Improve communication of needs and primary emotions

  • Engage in emotional repair and forgiveness

“Connection is the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgement; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.”

~ Brene Brown

Couples Therapy in Marietta GA


Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFCT) helps couples in every stage of their relationship. Whether you are dating, engaged, married, or in a long-term relationship, couples therapy can benefit you!

EFCT helps with:

  • Communication

  • Relationship Conflict

  • Feeling Close/Connected

  • Emotional Intimacy

  • Physical Intimacy

  • Infidelity

  • Past Trauma

  • Anxiety

  • Depression


  • Managing Stress

  • Parenting

  • Pregnancy

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