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Family Therapy

Emotionally Focused Family Therapy in Marietta GA

Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) serves as a powerful tool for restoring connection and promoting resilience within family relationships. Grounded in attachment theory, EFFT aims to foster more secure family patterns and repair emotional bonds, providing families with the support they need to thrive.

At our practice, our family therapists are informed by and supervised in EFFT, ensuring that they are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to facilitate transformative change within family systems.

EFFT is particularly effective in helping parents and caregivers enhance their availability, engagement, and responsiveness to their children amidst developmental changes and life challenges. By addressing relationship blocks and restoring emotional balance within the family system, EFFT empowers parents and caregivers to better understand and meet their children's attachment needs and fears.

Through EFFT, families learn new attachment-based strategies to soothe fears and increase the effectiveness of caregiving responses, ultimately reducing distressing behaviors exhibited by children and adolescents. This approach fosters a more responsive, accessible, and engaged family system, where everyone's emotions and needs are acknowledged and addressed.

 

In the words of Sue Johnson, the founder of Emotionally Focused Therapy: "The greatest gift a parent has to give a child—and a lover has to give a lover—is emotionally attuned attention and timely responsiveness."

Family Therapy in Marietta GA

EFFT

Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) helps with:

  • Parenting Struggles

  • Family Conflict

  • Blended Families

  • Divorced Families

  • Grief and Loss

  • Parent-Child Relationships

  • Sibling Relationships

  • Family & Relationship Dynamics related to:

    • Anxiety​

    • Depression

    • ADD/ADHD

    • Bipolar

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