Couple Therapy


The couple therapy assessment will consist of one individual session with each partner and two couple assessment sessions. During the individual sessions, the assessment will explore the family history and significant relationships in each partner’s life to help understand the current difficulties in the couple. During the couple sessions, the assessment will also explore domestic violence or other factors that may be interfering with the therapy and identify the cycle between the two partners that is contributing to their difficulties. At IFCEO, Emotion-Focused Therapy, an empirically validated therapy for couples, is used. This approach uses an attachment-based conceptualization by focusing on three phases. The first phase will be to identify the cycle and allow for the de-escalation of the couple. The second phase will be to choreograph a new cycle. The last phase will consist of consolidating the gains (new interactions) and facing life’s problems with this new dynamic.