• Takes behaviors that seem provocative, negative, and outrageous on the surface, and reframe them to reflect an individual’s effort put forth to get their attachment needs met
  • Promotes responsiveness during emotional conflict rather than teaching communication skills that may get discarded in the moment 
  • Helps couples to self-correct and understand themselves and each other when insecurities in attachments arise 
  • Creates an environment in which couples are able to identify unacknowledged needs and facilitate the expression of those needs and wants
  • Focuses on creating and strengthening this emotional bond by identifying and transforming the key moments that foster an adult loving relationship

Couples Therapy at Vantage Point Center for Psychotherapy


Our mission at Vantage Point is to help clients improve their relationships by learning to overcome and manage problems that cause distress in their relationship. We provide a safe space for each individual to learn to understand his or her own unique contribution to the current issues within the relationship. We help our clients develop the tools they need to become better listeners, improve their communication skills, decrease negative ways of interacting, learn to manage relationship stress, improve intimacy, and develop positive ways of supporting and loving one another. We have experience treating:


  • Trust & Intimacy Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Infidelity & Betrayal
  • Fighting & Defensiveness
  • Cross-Cultural Issues
  • LGBTQ Adults
  • Commitment Issues
  • Stressful Life Transitions
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Parenting Problems
  • Financial Issues
  • Sexual Difficulties & Emotional Disconnect


Emotionally Focused Therapy


EFT is an approach to romantic relationships that incorporates the ideas of attachment theory to lead the couple into a new understanding of romantic love. By exploring emotions, empowering, and introducing systematic ways to take control of disconnect and conflict, a more secure loving bond is formed. Formulated by Dr. Sue Johnson, EFT is backed by 30 years of research on human bonding. EFT has been shown to be equally effective across cultures, with traditional couples, with those who are educated and noneducated, with same sex couples, as well as couples dealing with sexual abuse histories, depression, grief, chronic illness, and PTSD. Emotions may be expressed differently in these varying situations, but the process is the same; EFT will help couples to support and reach for each other to deal with stressors and cement their bonds. (ICEEFT)

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Sexual issues 

 

Sex is an important part of many peoples' lives and can be crucial to a relationship’s health. Given the intimate and private nature of our sex lives, seeking help may feel embarrassing to some individuals. Therapy can provide a safe venue to address your sexual issues and concerns. Our role is to help clients explore the many issues that contribute to their sexuality such as self-esteem, early trauma and abuse, body image, or current relationship stressors. We also have experience treating a wide range of sexual issues including decreased sexual desire, difficulties with sexual performance, and lack of sexual confidence.


Couples Therapy