Emotionally Focused Therapy

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) helps couples break negative patterns and reconnect with their partner. This method helps relationships return to their nurturing roots and healthy patterns.  The goal is to move a relationship from a place of distress to a place of comfort and trust.

EFT helps to answer these common questions in a relationship:

  • Do I matter to my partner?
  • Can I count on my spouse?
  • Can I trust my partner?
  • Will he/she be there for me when I need them to?

These questions are typical for a couple in distress, and EFT can help answer these questions and move the relationship away from what you are fighting about to what brought you together in the first place.

The process takes a reasonable number of sessions and like any therapy, isn’t always easy. Studies have found that 70-75% of couples who go through EFT move into recovery mode and approximately 86% of couples show significant improvements. EFT has also been shown to be successful with individuals and families.

EFT works well with couples who are emotionally closed off as well as those who are angry and hurt. EFT has been shown effective for couples where one partner is suffering from depression, chronic illness, and even PTSD.

If you are experiencing marital problems, Jennifer De Francisco can help you. Jennifer offers couples counseling in Newport Beach and the rest of the Orange County, CA area.

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Chris B.5.0
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Kids are always hard and as a parent it's not always easy to see objectively what is really going on. Jennifer helped me talk through challenges/issues with my oldest son that were running through my head. In the end she provided me a solid perspective to build on and because of that I have been able to manage the situation much better. Easy conversation and very helpful.
Ravenna S.5.0
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Jennifer is such a wonderful and genuine therapist. She is extremely kind and understanding. She comprehends couple and mental health problems precisely. I would definitely recommend her to anyone that is seeking help.
Ravenna5.0
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Jennifer is such a wonderful and genuine therapist. She is extremely kind and understanding. She comprehends couple and mental health problems precisely. I would definitely recommend her to anyone that is seeking help.
Timothy 5.0
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I have been seeing Jennifer De Francisco for about a year, and she has helped me so much with the unhappiness I thought would never go away. Jennifer’s compassion and empathy made me feel safe enough to open up and talk about the uncomfortable feelings I didn’t even know were causing my sadness. With Jennifer’s help, I am now aware of my negative thoughts. Instead of avoiding them, I can work through them. She has helped change my life.
Denise5.0
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It was tough when we first started with Jennifer , but through difficult conversations and understanding some of the causes of how closed off we were to each other, we worked through it and are in a good place. The idea that we could break up is the furthest thing from my mind now, and going in to work on our relationship was the best thing to do. One of the things that really helped was that I felt Jennifer really cared that our relationship worked and that we improved things between us. I think that is rare, and always helped me not give up hope.
George S.5.0
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I know people hate to hear this, but relationships take work, especially with kids and stress. I would suggest relationship counseling for any married couple, even if it were just monthly or when things get tough. We continue to see Jennifer after our initial problem because it keeps us on track. Best of luck to all couples looking for help- Jennifer is a wonderful resource.