Attachment: a strong emotional tie that bonds one person intimately with another person.
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) : Understands emotions as centrally important in the experience of self and others, in both adaptive and maladaptive functioning, and in therapeutic change. Using the notion of transforming emotion with emotion, the therapist guides clients to express emotions that pull for compassion and connection.
Dr. Rigling's approach to Couple's Psychotherapy
Couple's psychotherapy is a unique form of psychotherapy which requires specialized theoretical and methodological training. Dr. Rigling has received ongoing training in a variety of couple's psychotherapy techniques and theories. Primarily, he has received ongoing training in Emotionally Focused Therapy(EFT) , and is a member of both the International Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT) and the New York Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy (NYCEFT).
How Couple's Psychotherapy can help you:
The goals of couples psychotherapy are to increaseunderstanding of yourself, your partner, and the patterns of interactions that have become detrimental to the relationship. By exploring these things together, and by altering patterns of ineffective and/or destructive behaviors, couples adapt positive patterns of interactionthat enhance their sense of secure attachment and dramatically improve the quality of their relationship.