Emotionally Focused Couples Counseling

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) is one of the most effective approaches that successfully addresses marital distress, infidelity, and history of trauma in a relationship. It helps couples be able to connect with each other on a deeper level and apply a crucial set of emotional techniques that lead to a satisfying and successful relationship.

Research has shown that 90% of couples experience significant improvement in the quality of their relationship after about 10-20 sessions with an EFT therapist. The couples report having fewer conflicts, feel more connected and are communicating with each other in a more positive and effective way. The couples report that they continue maintaining positive progress two years after finishing marriage therapy.

Emotionally Focused Couples Counseling (1 hour and 50 minutes sessions on a weekly basis) is condensed therapy for couples who experience distress in their relationship and want immediate and lasting results.

Intensive marriage counseling allows us to go deeper into the core of a marriage conflict, identify a negative cycle that keeps couples feel disconnected, and allows to rebuild a positive way of relating that makes partners feel safe, appreciated and loved.

Average Length of Counseling

Usually, the average length of couples counseling is about 10-12 sessions. However, each couple is unique, so the length of marriage counseling can be different for each couple and is based on a couple’s needs.

Oftentimes, couples Counseling can help resolve marriage problems in 6-12 sessions. However, if one or both partners have a history of trauma or have more challenging issues, it may take up to 20 sessions.

I encourage couples to commit to marriage counseling for total 10 sessions to achieve positive lasting results – the first 6 sessions on a weekly basis, then about 4 sessions every other week and then once a month for a few checkups.

Weekly sessions prove to be best for creating momentum for positive change. Couples also report that weekly sessions are effective in helping them break free from a negative communication cycle and rebuilding a loving connection.

As progress continues, we can switch to every other week sessions to solidify positive interactions and then monthly checks ups to ensure lasting positive results. Invest in Your Relationship.  Rediscover Love and Happiness. Rebuild a loving bond where you and your partner feel safe, loved and connected.

About Anjelika Layco, MS, LMFT

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Washington. I earned a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University of Fullerton and was awarded a Professional Promise Award at the graduation ceremony.

At Angels Counseling, I provide professional marriage counseling, individual counseling, child therapy and family therapy in Vancouver, Washington and surrounding areas.

I received training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy from Dr. Sue Johnson, the founder of Emotionally Focused Therapy, Dr. Brent Bradley and James Furrow. I am also a member of the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy.

I have been successfully applying Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy for more than 8 years, during which time I have helped many couples heal their relationship and rebuild a loving bond.

In addition to couples counseling, I provide individual counseling to men and women, helping them address a variety of issues, such as relationship problems, depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, anger, drug, alcohol addiction and other challenges.

With more than twenty years of experience working with children and adolescents, who experienced trauma, I am proud to say that I was able to help them heal and start enjoying childhood again.

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