Human beings are intrinsically “wired” to connect with others. When we are in a romantic, committed relationship, what happens with one person affects the other person. Positive and supportive relationships enhance our sense of well-being, life satisfaction, and purpose, while tension, conflict, and difficulties in a relationship can feel anxiety-provoking, depressing, and distressing. And, if there has been a separation or divorce in a previous relationship, the difficulties in your current relationship might feel even more disheartening.
If you or your partner are feeling ‘stuck’ or find yourselves repeating undesired and non-constructive patterns that you are trying to prevent from getting worse; or if you or your partner want to create a more healthy and loving relationship, then couples therapy might be a good option for you.
Susan Kim has over two decades of experience working with couples and families. Susan uses an approach based on Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). EFT is a respectful and collaborative therapeutic approach that reduces the distress in relationships and enhances adult attachment, so that both members of the couple feel considered and cared for by each other. Backed by over 20 years of research supporting its effectiveness, many couples find EFT a highly effective means to increase the lovingness and intimacy in their relationship.