Couple Therapy

“Love has an immense ability to help heal the devastating wounds that life sometimes deals us. Love also enhances our sense of connection to the larger world. Loving responsiveness is the foundation of a truly compassionate, civilized society.”
Sue Johnson , Hold Me Tight: Your Guide to the Most Successful Approach to Building Loving Relationships

Nan Keyser M.Ed provides effective, respectful, and collaborative support for couples going through relationship distress with Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy. Whether you are facing the aftermath of an affair, communication conflict, parenting struggles, or the loss of romance, emotional or physical intimacy, couples therapy can help you create a more fulfilling relationship with your partner. Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy helps a couple to understand the underlying patterns that lead to disconnection and dissatisfaction in relationship. More importantly, it may help you and your partner to experience a new depth of connection, communication, and care in your relationship. If you come to couples therapy, you can expect to attend short term therapy for 8 to 20 sessions. Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy provides a clear map to guide both partners to connect and to discover new ways of interacting with each other. Research studies indicate that 70-75% of couples move from distress to recovery and that approximately 90% show significant improvements. EFT is not for couples experiencing on-going violence in the relationship.

EFT is one of the most effective approaches to couples, family, and individual therapy founded by Drs Sue Johnson and Les Greenberg in the 1980s. Since then, Sue Johnson, founder of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, has developed the model to understand how attachment theory relates to relationships, and to help couples and couples therapists to understand attachment based therapy. She written several bestselling books about relationship and couples including Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations For A Lifetime Of Love and Love Sense: The Revolutionary Science Of Love Relationship s . Nan Keyser M.Ed. has completed Level 1 Training, and will complete Level 2 Training in 2015.

“The first and foremost instinct of humans is neither sex nor aggression. It is to seek contact and comforting connection.”
Sue Johnson , Love Sense: The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships

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