Marriage counseling can help couples understand their emotions and how they deal with them are the key to improving their relationship. At Take Charge, Inc. in Overland Park, Kansas, Terri Clinton Dichiser works with couples using Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), which has worked very well for couples.
Marriage is one of the most important relationships we will ever have, but it can also be one of the most complicated. EFT helps couples by changing their interactions during stressful times by addressing their emotional reactions. EFT leads to changes in emotional responses so that the marital bond is strengthened, and a more secure attachment is built.
Terri, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, is one of a handful of therapists in the Kansas City and surround areas who has completed different levels of EFT. She’s also a member of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy.
By using EFT in marriage counseling, Terri is able to go to the present moment with couples and discuss what’s going on at that time. Instead of using the older “I feel” statements, one of the spouses will describe their emotions and how it feels in their body. Then Terri works with the couple about what it means to them and how it affects their body. Processing this together with your spouse in marriage counseling offers insight and changes how they relate to each other.
Terri uses EFT to help you and your spouse move past the surface problems you face into the root issues that brought your relationship to this point. In these root issues, Terri guides you to recognize the destructive patterns of behavior and communication you and your spouse have created in your relationship. Couples recognize these patterns and behaviors are the enemy in the marriage, not each another. A spouse, knowing they will be heard and understood by their partner, will feel safe going to each other when problems arise.
· More than 90% of couples “significantly improved.
EFT is based on 20 years of clinical studies with proven results for couples in crisis. EFT counseling is based on therapy with your spouse in the safe environment of Terri’s office to help you create a haven of safety and strength in your marriage – marriage based on a connection with your spouse that makes you stronger as an individual and in your marriage.
Terri ‘s passion is your relationship and believes in the effectiveness of EFT and the benefits it will offer your relationship. Terri recognizes that all relationships/marriages are as unique as the people who are in them.