Couples Therapy

Couples Therapy:  EFT


The science of couples therapy:  Dr. Sue Johnson, the founder of EFT, explains how it works.  Dr. John Gottman explains which 4 behaviors predict divorce and how a few behaviors make relationships work.

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Predictors of relationship success (& failure)

In this video (just updated in 2018), Dr. John Gottman explains what decades worth of his research in the ‘love lab’ reveal. Find out exactly how he can predict with remarkable accuracy (in 15 minutes of observing a couple) whether they are relationship ‘masters’ or ‘disasters’ … and how you can become a ‘master’ at relationships yourself.

For much more about what works to help relationships, go to the Gottman Institute site. Or, just sign up for his newsletter.


What is EFT?

Building on Dr. Gottman’s work, Dr. Sue Johnson developed and scientifically tested Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). It has significant empirical support for very good outcomes for couples. Dr. Johnson explains the exact process of what to expect in therapy in this video.

In the Washington DC area, I recommend that you look at this site to find “Certified EFT therapists” near you. And, you can find out more on Dr. Johnson’s site about EFT.  There’s a FIND a THERAPIST tab at the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally-Focused Therapy.


Hold Me Tight, the book written by Dr. Johnson, is a helpful self-help guide.  Also … Visit the website for more information about the interactive online version.


Couples Therapy


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