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Emotionally Focused Therapy and the Gottman Method

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), developed by Sue Johnson, and the Gottman Method, developed by Julie and John Gottman (yes, they’re a couple!), are the two evidence-based couples therapy formats that have the best clinical success rates at decreasing relationship distress, increasing relationship satisfaction, increasing a sense of mutual safety and belonging, and building important relationship skills like communication. The Gottman method focuses on skills building and building a partnership, while EFT works from an attachment-based lens.

Tasia Buford-Howell, Melissa Littlefield, Andrea Jacobson, Katie Wells, and Gina Winiecki are Gottman trained. Melissa Littlefield and Andrea Jacobson are also trained in EFT.

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