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Discover how starting therapy with a emotionally focused therapy (EFT) can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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As a religious woman and certified trauma professional/substance use disorder therapist I understand the connection between trauma, isolation, and sub... As a religious woman and certified trauma professional/substance use disorder therapist I understand the connection between trauma, isolation, and substance abuse. Read more

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Starting Emotionally focused therapy (EFT)

What is emotionally focused therapy (EFT)?

Emotionally focused therapy (EFT) is a counseling approach that is rooted in the belief that emotions play a pivotal role in shaping one’s identity and guiding daily choices. EFT posits that lacking emotional awareness can lead to adverse consequences, that avoiding or suppressing emotions can result in negative life outcomes, and that avoiding emotional responses may impair one’s ability to process emotions in the future. In emotionally focused therapy, trained Thriveworks Beverly Hills therapists can implement emotionally focused therapy techniques to improve emotional awareness while equipping you with coping strategies to effectively confront and manage your emotions.

What does EFT do?

Emotionally focused therapy (EFT) draws from attachment theory and emphasizes the role of emotions in relationships. EFT identifies negative interaction patterns, promoting open communication, empathy, and emotional safety. Thriveworks emotionally focused counseling in Beverly Hills, MI is comprised of three stages: de-escalation, restructuring, and consolidation. Emotionally focused therapy techniques effectively address issues in couples like communication problems, infidelity, and emotional disconnection, and have been adapted for individual and family therapy.

What is EFT good for?

Emotionally focused therapy is mainly used to treat couples by addressing conflict, improving communication, and working to solve other concerns. However, emotionally focused therapy techniques can also be effective in treating families and depression, anxiety, and other mental health concerns in individuals

What is the success rate of EFT?

Emotionally focused therapy can be remarkably successful. A research article by Stephanie Weibe and Susan Johnson titled A Review of the Research in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (2016) shows that EFT has a 70%-73% success rate, and 90% of couples cited overall improvement in their relationship after the use of emotionally focused therapy techniques. It is one of the most effective couples therapy techniques.

What are the three stages of treatment in EFT?

The three stages of emotionally focused therapy are de-escalation, restructuring bonds, and consolidation. These three stages work together to help individuals break out of negative patterns of emotional disconnection, develop a new sense of emotional knowledge and security, and integrate new patterns of problem-solving and trusting emotional cues.

Can you use EFT in individual therapy?

Yes, emotionally focused therapy and emotionally focused therapy techniques can be used in individual therapy. Rather than working to improve an individual’s relationship with their significant other, emotionally focused individual therapy (EFIT) is used to help people develop a more secure sense of self, improve emotional regulation skills, and foster healthier relationships.

Is EFT conducted in person or online?

If you’re wondering, \”Is there emotionally focused therapy near me?\”, the answer is yes — it can be wherever you are. Emotionally focused therapy (EFT) at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and online via video conferencing. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does EFT last?

Emotionally focused therapy (EFT) is typically structured as a short- to medium-term therapy, with emotionally focused therapy techniques being implemented over a series of sessions lasting from a few months to several months. The specific number and length of EFT sessions are decided together by the client and therapist, considering progress and therapeutic objectives.

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Where Do Your Emotions Go When They Hide? – Counselors in Birmingham

At Thriveworks, we provide tailored emotionally-focused therapy for your mental well-being and growth. Our team of skilled therapists and psychiatrists offers personalized support to help navigate life’s challenges.

Whether it’s specific concerns or deeper mental health exploration, Thriveworks commits to partnering with you. Call or schedule online to get started today.

What Is Emotionally Focused Therapy?

Emotionally-focused therapy at Thriveworks helps clients through the following methods:

  • Identification of Emotional Patterns: EFT begins by identifying recurring emotional patterns and cycles within relationships that contribute to distress and disconnection.
  • Exploration of Attachment Needs: It focuses on understanding the innate attachment needs of individuals within the relationship, aiming to foster closeness, security, and emotional connection.
  • Promotion of Emotional Expression: EFT encourages partners to express their emotions openly and vulnerably, facilitating deeper understanding and validation of each other’s experiences.
  • Restructuring Negative Interaction Cycles: EFT works to interrupt patterns of blame, criticism, and defensiveness, promoting more constructive communication and empathetic responding.
  • Facilitation of Secure Attachment: The goal is to create a secure attachment bond between partners by fostering emotional responsiveness, trust, and accessibility within the relationship.
  • Promotion of Relational Repair: EFT focuses on repairing relational wounds and restoring emotional intimacy through corrective emotional experiences and the development of new positive interaction patterns.
  • Enhancement of Relationship Strengths: It emphasizes identifying and amplifying relationship strengths and positive interactions to build a foundation of trust, connection, and resilience.
  • Integration of Change: EFT integrates changes made within therapy sessions into everyday interactions, supporting the ongoing cultivation of a secure and emotionally fulfilling relationship.

Schedule Emotionally-focused Therapy

Call us at (248) 422-1479 to learn more about how emotional freedom technique can improve your life. Call or schedule online at Thriveworks Birmingham today.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Beverly Hills therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • ASR

  • Aetna

  • Blue Care Network of Michigan

  • Blue Care Network of Michigan Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan | BCBS PPO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

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Self-pay costs at Beverly Hills
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

4.7 Thriveworks Beverly Hills reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Andrea Golden is easy to talk with and goes or of her way to give a balanced perspective.
Birmingham Aug 2020
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★★★★★
I had the honor of working with Lindsey at a previous job and she is one of the sweetest individuals I have ever met. Lindsey listens intently to everyone and is open to people from all walks of life. Lindsey is knowledgeable and passionate about advocating for mental health. This makes Lindsey a great leader and counselor. I would refer anyone I know to Lindsey!
Read more I had the honor of working with Lindsey at a previous job and she is one of the sweetest individuals I have ever met. Lindsey listens intently to everyone and is open to people from all walks of life. Lindsey is knowledgeable and passionate about advocating for mental health. This makes Lindsey a great leader and counselor. I would refer anyone I know to Lindsey!
Birmingham Nov 2019
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★★★★★
I’ve known Tammy Wagstaff for quite some time. She was very helpful to me for finding my strengths and improving my working and personal relationships. She is a good listener and is able to “see” my point of view . I would highly recommend this counselor
Read more I’ve known Tammy Wagstaff for quite some time. She was very helpful to me for finding my strengths and improving my working and personal relationships. She is a good listener and is able to “see” my point of view . I would highly recommend this counselor
Birmingham Sep 2019
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★★★★★
*****I have been a patient of Sandra's for nearly 2 years now and I really can't say enough good things about her work with me. She is a true Christian counselor and that was exactly the perspective I needed to guide me down the path God was trying to lead me. She definitely strengthened my faith and made many of life's big problems seem like small speed bumps when looking at the big picture!! I highly recommend Sandra Q. if you are looking for the someone who honestly cares about you and the journey you are on. Remember, there’s ultimately only one way to peace in your life, and that’s to walk daily with the Prince of Peace, Christ Jesus!! *****
Read more *****I have been a patient of Sandra's for nearly 2 years now and I really can't say enough good things about her work with me. She is a true Christian counselor and that was exactly the perspective I needed to guide me down the path God was trying to lead me. She definitely strengthened my faith and made many of life's big problems seem like small speed bumps when looking at the big picture!! I highly recommend Sandra Q. if you are looking for the someone who honestly cares about you and the journey you are on. Remember, there’s ultimately only one way to peace in your life, and that’s to walk daily with the Prince of Peace, Christ Jesus!! *****
Birmingham Sep 2018
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★★★★★
I really enjoyed meeting Melissa. It was easy to converse with her. She was very professional but completely relatable too. I would definitely recommend Thriveworks!
Read more I really enjoyed meeting Melissa. It was easy to converse with her. She was very professional but completely relatable too. I would definitely recommend Thriveworks!
Birmingham Jul 2018
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★★★★★
Much Gratitude Christine, You're helping me become the best version of myself. The self I've always pictured the vision is clear and I am ready to LIVE!!
Read more Much Gratitude Christine, You're helping me become the best version of myself. The self I've always pictured the vision is clear and I am ready to LIVE!!
Birmingham Jul 2018
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The doctor (PhD) I saw for therapy decided, on the second session, to pay more attention to doing things on his phone than to listening to me. He thought he was hiding what he was doing behind his portfolio, but he was not. I could see the reflection of what he was doing, and he was looking down more than up. He was pretending to listen but didn't do a very good job of that, because when I stopped talking, he would incorrectly try to restate what I said or, make a comment on what I said which turned out to not be relevant because it was clear he wasn't listening. He did not seem to want to be there. It was a horrible experience. I called the next day to complain to the lady on the phone, and got a sincere "I'm sorry" and that's it. When I got the bill (very expensive, by the way), I have been attempting to call the office to pay it over the phone but I keep getting told that the people that do the billing are currently busy and that I should call back. It should not be that difficult for someone to take a credit card number and apply it to my bill, especially a bill I shouldn't have to pay due to horrible service. I hope the other therapists at Thriveworks are better than the one I selected, and actually have interest in helping their patients.
Read more The doctor (PhD) I saw for therapy decided, on the second session, to pay more attention to doing things on his phone than to listening to me. He thought he was hiding what he was doing behind his portfolio, but he was not. I could see the reflection of what he was doing, and he was looking down more than up. He was pretending to listen but didn't do a very good job of that, because when I stopped talking, he would incorrectly try to restate what I said or, make a comment on what I said which turned out to not be relevant because it was clear he wasn't listening. He did not seem to want to be there. It was a horrible experience. I called the next day to complain to the lady on the phone, and got a sincere "I'm sorry" and that's it. When I got the bill (very expensive, by the way), I have been attempting to call the office to pay it over the phone but I keep getting told that the people that do the billing are currently busy and that I should call back. It should not be that difficult for someone to take a credit card number and apply it to my bill, especially a bill I shouldn't have to pay due to horrible service. I hope the other therapists at Thriveworks are better than the one I selected, and actually have interest in helping their patients.
Birmingham Apr 2018
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★★★★★
We couldn't be happier with the staff and help we have received for our family at the practice. Christine has been particularly helpful in assisting myself and our family get back on track.
Read more We couldn't be happier with the staff and help we have received for our family at the practice. Christine has been particularly helpful in assisting myself and our family get back on track.
Birmingham Apr 2017
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Beverly Hills is located at the intersection of Lahser Road and 13 Mile Road. We currently share the building with CareFirst and Byram Healthcare, among other businesses. Across Lahser Road, you will find the Detroit County Day School.

Phone number

(248) 422-1479

Languages spoken by MI providers

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