Sheltering in place can be challenging if you are not getting along with your quarantine mate. Or maybe you are feeling more acutely right now the lack of a close relationship in your life. If you have been wondering how you can get help with relational problems when you’re not supposed to even leave your home because of the Covid-19 pandemic, you’ll be glad to learn that online therapy has been shown to be just as effective as in-person therapy. If you’d like to get a taste of an online therapy session before you decide if it’s a good fit for you, I’d be happy to set up a free 20-minute online consultation with you. Please call or text me at (310) 504-1893 and let’s set something up! I have offices in Hermosa Beach and Seal Beach, California, and I offer online therapy throughout California.
It hurts to feel disconnected from your partner, parent, or child. And sometimes the harder you both try to close that distance, the farther apart and more lonely you both end up feeling. Yet you keep using the same ineffective relationship strategies, because you don’t know what else to do! Or maybe you just give up.
If yours is like most relationships, you’re already spending enough time and effort trying to make it work — you’re just spending it in the wrong way. I can help you redirect your efforts using an approach called Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).
As an EFT therapist, I can help you reconnect with your loved one, break the repetitive negative cycles that block intimacy, make sense of your and your loved one’s emotions, better handle stress and conflict, forgive each other, and restore trust and safety in your relationship.
EFT is effective with couples, families, and individuals. In published research studies, EFT has been found to significantly improve 90% of relationships — and these benefits usually endure long after completion of treatment, even for couples dealing with significant betrayals or lack of trust.