EFT operates on the premise that emotions play a pivotal role in shaping our identity and daily choices. Key assumptions of EFT include:
Emotional awareness is vital for well-being.
Evading emotions can result in adverse life consequences.
Continual neglect of emotional responses can hinder future emotional processing.
A therapist proficient in ECT aids clients in recognizing and comprehending their emotions, providing tools to navigate and manage them effectively.
A therapist skilled in EFT aids clients in recognizing and understanding their emotions, offering tools to navigate and manage them effectively.
In EFT sessions, both the therapist and client collaboratively work towards therapeutic goals. The therapist assists clients in deciphering their emotions rather than imposing interpretations.
Subsequent therapeutic steps encompass:
Successful Emotion-Focused Therapy is marked by:
EFT empowers individuals to discern between beneficial and detrimental emotions, enhancing emotional self-regulation. Additionally, clients who are experiencing anxiety tend to having symptoms of rumination, worry and rigid thinking. EFT helps clients to break patterns of thinking through increased awareness of the thought, deep understanding of the associated emotions and intentional refocusing through coping, soothing and acceptance.
Utilizing EFT for depression can help clients to face daily challenges proactively while mitigating depressive symptoms. Becaase EFT focuses on understanding emotions and their influence on behaviors, individuals with depression may find that EFT helps to break negative thinking cycles that lead to lower mood and fatigue.
Often, EFT is used after a client has worked through more intense or pervasive challenges. Therapists at Mind by Design find that EFT tends to compliment therapy after CBT skills or DBT skills are mastered.
Some of the limitations include:
Limited in Scope: EFT might not be the comprehensive solution for specific issues like panic or impulse control, which span thoughts, feelings, and sensations beyond emotions. EFT is not typically used for PTSD or addiction due to limitations of reach within the bounds of EFT.
Commitment: EFT demands genuine commitment and openness from the client for optimal results.
Residual Symptoms: While EFT aims to enhance overall well-being, some mental health symptoms might linger. In such instances, a qualified provider should be actively assessing efficacy of treatment and ensuring your needs are met.
Uur goal it to decrease stress and anxiety, so we understand that the financial commitment to therapy is something to consider! We provide OON billing for clients who decide to bill their insurance for services. A “Superbill” can be provided to you for potential reimbursement of services. To know if you have to OON benefits, you can call your insurance company and ask about the process of receiving these benefits.
See our “Affordable Therapy” Page for info on licensing and costs of therapy.
LAC/LSW are therapists who may practice clinical work under the supervision of a fully licensed therapist.
LPC/LCSW are therapists who have completed the necessary clinical hours post-graduation under supervision and can practice clinical work independently.
We ask that clients provide at least 24 hours notice in the event that they need to cancel to avoid the 50% cancellation fee. we understand that life happens and do our best to be flexible & reschedule.
VRT is an immersive tool that helps clients to explore environments that can not be traditionally explored in therapy. Visit our VR page for more info and to watch our infomercial
VRT not only helps with exposure therapy for phobias, but is great for ADHD, mindfulness, PTSD and social anxiety.
Yes! We offer a sliding scale as well as reduced fee therapy for clients working with out graduate interns. To learn more visit: Reduced Fee Therapy