Emotionally Focused Family Therapy in Marietta GA
Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) restores connection and promotes resilience in family relationships. It fosters more secure, family patterns and helps repair emotional bonds. Our family therapists are informed by and supervised in EFFT.
EFFT is effective in helping parents/caregivers improve their availability, engagement, and responsiveness to their children in the face of developmental changes and life challenges. EFFT treats relationship blocks and restores emotional balance to the family system. EFFT helps parents/caregivers understand their child or adolescent’s behavior in terms of attachment needs or fears. It teaches new attachment based strategies to meet these needs and soothe fears, essentially increasing the effectiveness of the caregiving response and reducing the distressing behavior from the child or adolescent. EFFT helps the whole family system become more responsive, accessible and engaged in the emotions and needs of the family.
“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.” ~ Sue Johnson