Los Angeles EFT ~ LA Emotion Focused Therapy

Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT)

Emotions are messy, contradictory… and true. –Nigella Lawson

Many people express a sense of knowing what they want to do but not feeling capable of carrying it out. This is often a result of unconscious anxiety and defenses, which create a barrier between what we know intellectually and what we feel experientially. My primary theoretical orientation is a research-based, emotion focused therapy with my primary area of study and practice being Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy or AEDP. I also have training in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy or ISTDP from the DEFT Institute.

Based on early experiences in life, we often learn that certain emotions are "bad" or off-limits. When these taboo feelings are activated, they may trigger conscious and unconscious anxiety, causing us to become disconnected and split off from parts of ourselves. Using Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) we can monitor and regulate anxiety, in order to gain greater access to our true selves and the healing properties of being deeply, authentically connected.

The focus of EFT techniques such as AEDP and ISTDP is bridging the disconnect between the intellect and the intuition through the deep experiencing of long-suppressed emotions such as anger, joy and grief. Using these principles, we can together identify and break down unconscious defenses and anxiety, allowing you to become free of the harmful, self-protective strategies that cause feelings of isolation, numbness or confusion and contribute to the development of unhealthy relationships that fail to meet your true needs.

This powerful approach can restore your capacity to experience joy and intimacy in relationships and can transform a sense of helplessness into a state of strength, mastery and vitality.

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About Our Team

Every member of our
Therapist Team is highly trained and clinically skilled, but more importantly each therapist displays openness, warmth and authenticity. We strive to be real and we don't put on pretenses or hide behind the veil of professionalism. Our highly qualified team draws from experiential, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, and psychodynamic therapies, all of which are proven by research to be effective.

We value authenticity, openness, and warmth as a central part of who we are and how we practice. We also have experienced struggles in our lives and want you to know you are not alone. We’ve been there too, which is why we feel uniquely qualified to help you navigate and overcome the difficulties in your life. Our Therapist Team works closely in consultation with one another so as to provide the highest quality services possible and so that we are always growing, learning, and challenging ourselves as therapists and as individuals.

Therapy Specializations

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Visit the Home and About Therapy pages to learn more about my approach to therapy.

If you have any questions, call me now at: 310-896-5568.

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My LA Therapy
12100 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90025 US
Phone: 3108965568 Website: http://www.mylatherapy.com/