Richard Eli Zilka, MSW, LCSW
We all strive for and need to touch and be touched, to know and be known, to love and be loved. The astounding success of Emotionally Focused Therapy in achieving these goals is well documented, and it is a privilege for me to be one of the many marital therapists to have the opportunity to implement this model with the couples in my care.
That said, each EFT practitioner will bring his or her own style, emphasis and nuance to the therapy room. My work focuses on bringing couples to a place where they feel familiar and comfortable using communication which best interacts with each other’s emotional world. After working together to gain clarity about the couple’s core negative cycle of interaction, we quickly move to practical work and exercises both in and between sessions. These exercises are focused on enhancing and solidifying a secure bond, the kind of safe and secure attachment that serves as a solid foundation for repairing the occasional ruptures that inevitably occur in all intimate relationships.
This work can take as little as eight sessions and as many or more than twenty sessions, depending on a number of factors that are couple specific. I am happy to discuss this and answer any other further questions through a free phone consultation.