Treatment for couples
Attachment focused therapy for couples can come in many forms. Ms. Davis King focuses on Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. In addition to providing Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Ms. Davis King has been a trained facilitator for Prepare/Enrich for more than 15 years.
Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy
Emotionally Focused Therapy is a structured approach to couples therapy based on clear, explicit conceptualizations of marital distress and adult love. In a collaborative and respectful series of sessions, key emotional responses are re-organized and expanded to create new ways for couples to interact.
In this model, clients learn about their 'dance', or the patterns they repeat in an attempt to gain closeness. They are lead through nine steps, in three stages, to gain a deeper understanding of their partner's emotional processes, and to restructure their 'dance' or interactions to escape ineffective patterns and deepen their emotional attachment to each other.
When to seek attachment focused therapy for couples
- When it feels that conflicts can't be resolved or separation or divorce has been considered as an option.
- When there has been a breach of trust such as lying, infidelity, or addictive behaviors in the relationship.
- When it feels that you are continuing to hurt each other or that you've grown apart or lost a sense of connection to each other.