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Individual Therapy

Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy in Marietta GA

At The Relationship House, we know that to transform our relationships with others we must first work on ourselves. Thus, we cannot emphasize enough how important Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) is for all adults and are excited to share more about how beginning this journey can transform your life.

​What is EFIT?

Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) is a specialized form of therapy that focuses on treating emotional disorders and addressing childhood trauma in adults. We recognize that the survival skills developed in childhood to cope with family dysfunction and relational insecurity no longer serve us in adulthood. We can feel stuck in survival states of fight, flight, or freeze.  We can be caught in repetitive patterns of avoiding, people-pleasing, criticizing, blaming, and demanding. These adaptive patterns may have helped us survive for a while, but overuse and misuse eventually blocks our growth and gives rise to emotional disorders such as anxiety and depression.

EFIT operates on the belief that cultivating emotional fitness within oneself is crucial for overall well-being. It helps individuals:

Approach and Fully Listen to Inner Experience: EFIT encourages you to engage with your inner emotions, providing a safe space to explore and understand your feelings.

Improve Emotion Regulation and Self-Awareness: By developing a deeper understanding of your emotions, you can enhance your ability to regulate them, leading to a more balanced and centered existence.

Refine Decision Making: EFIT empowers you to make decisions that align with your authentic self, promoting personal growth and fulfillment.

Engage in Behavioral Responses for Connection and Agency: Learn to build connections with others and assertively navigate your life with a newfound sense of agency.

Emotionally Focused Therapy For Individuals - What Is It?

EFIT stands out among various therapeutic approaches due to its emphasis on attachment theory and its profound impact on emotional well-being. Unlike some traditional individual therapies that may focus solely on cognition or behavior, EFIT recognizes the fundamental importance of human connections and their role in shaping emotional experiences.

Attachment theory, a cornerstone of EFIT, suggests that humans are innately wired for intimate bonds and emotional connections. In adulthood, these attachment patterns significantly influence how individuals relate to themselves and others. EFIT acknowledges the deep-seated need for secure and responsive relationships, addressing the questions of "Are you there for me?" and "Can I count on you?" This focus distinguishes EFIT from other individual therapies, allowing clients to explore and reshape the emotional bonds that impact every aspect of their lives.

Who Can Best Benefit from EFIT?

EFIT is a transformative therapy suitable for individuals facing a range of challenges. Whether you are dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, or seeking personal and professional growth, EFIT offers a tailored approach to your unique needs.

EFIT is not a selfish endeavor in any way. While the time is spent focusing on the individual, the ripple effects of EFIT extend far beyond, positively impacting relationships, family dynamics, and broader social interactions. Loved ones often notice the positive shifts as individuals become more attuned to their emotions and develop healthier patterns of connection. You can also embark on your EFIT journey while working on other forms of therapy as well, such as couples therapy, family therapy, or group therapy, to address comprehensive aspects of your life. The combination of therapies can provide a well-rounded approach, addressing both individual and relational dynamics.

Benefits of EFIT for Loved Ones and Beyond

Improved Relationships: As individuals cultivate emotional fitness, their ability to connect authentically and respond to loved ones in a more attuned manner enhances relationship dynamics.

Positive Influence on Family: EFIT can break generational patterns, creating a more secure and supportive family environment.


Enhanced Social Interactions: Individuals who undergo EFIT often report improved communication skills, fostering healthier interactions in various social settings.

How EFIT Works

Our Marietta therapists, trained and supervised in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), guide you through a personalized journey of self-discovery and healing. We believe in the transformative power of cultivating a compassionate and safe relationship within yourself, ultimately promoting deeper connections with the people in your life.

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EFIT Therapy Techniques

EFIT employs a variety of proven therapeutic techniques to guide individuals on their journey toward emotional well-being. Techniques may include:

Emotion Regulation Skills: Learning to recognize, understand, and regulate emotions effectively.

Narrative Therapy: Exploring and reframing personal narratives to promote healing and growth.

Mindfulness Practices: Incorporating mindfulness techniques to enhance self-awareness and presence.

Common Challenges EFIT Addresses

EFIT can be instrumental in addressing a variety of challenges, including:

  • Anxiety and Depression: Learn to manage and alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression through a deeper understanding of your emotional landscape.

  • Trauma: Heal from past traumas and build resilience through a supportive therapeutic process.

  • Relationship Issues: Break free from repetitive patterns and build healthier, more fulfilling relationships.

  • Grief and Loss: Navigate the complexities of grief and loss with compassionate support.

  • Personal and Professional Growth: Empower yourself to overcome obstacles and thrive both personally and professionally.

  • Spirituality: Explore and integrate your spiritual journey within the context of your overall well-being.

Getting Started- Schedule Your EFIT Session Today

Embarking on an EFIT journey at The Relationship House means stepping into a space dedicated to your growth and well-being. Whether you choose in-person or virtual therapy appointments, our goal remains the same - to provide you with a safe and supportive environment to explore, heal, and thrive.

Take the first step towards a more connected and fulfilling life. Schedule an Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) session with our experienced therapists at The Relationship House. Discover the transformative power of cultivating emotional fitness within yourself and creating relationships that grow, heal, and thrive.

"What the caterpillar calls the end, the rest of the world calls a butterfly." ~Lao Tzu

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