Emotionally Focused Therapy was developed by Dr. Sue Johnson. Sue had a groundbreaking insight based on thousands of hours studying the process of helping clients move from distress, pain, and a loss of emotional balance to a sense of security, connection and relief. This insight was that powerful therapy had to with, “bonds and not bargains,” as she says. In other words, clients experience meaningful change when therapists help structure transformative connection experiences during the actual therapy session. These experiences are based in the powerful theory (it’s actually more science than theory at this point) of Adult Attachment.
EFT therapists work from an informed, non-judgmental stance that honors each client’s whole experience. The EFT therapist follows a well-researched method that provides a clear roadmap for moving clients through nine key steps divided into three stages that mark important milestones in therapeutic progress.