Creating Healthy Connections, within and with those that matter most.
Hello and welcome to Creating Healthy Connections where love, attachment and connection combine to bring you close to those that matter most.
There are moments where you may feel you are lost and alone in a dark and dreary cave of disconnection. Misunderstood and frustrated, you reach in the best way you know how, only to feel rejected, angry and alone. Overtime your anger increases as you try to be heard and seen in the dark, but instead, your partner retreats further into the cave or lashes out in return, leaving you both to feel more alone and upset. This becomes an unending patten neither of you can break, so you remain stuck in pain and disconnection.
Here’s the astounding news, there is a way out of the cave and these horrible cycles, thanks to Dr. Susan Johnson the founder and developer of a therapeutic process called Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). Carol Corcoran, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist is a also one of a very few Certified Emotionally Focused Therapists in the area and she brings those skills to you. (to learn more go to the menu bar on EFT)
- Licensed Cert. Marriage & Family Therapist in Maryland
- Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in California
- Cert. Emotionally Focused Therapist
- AAMFT Clinical Fellow
- CAMFT Clinical Member
- PSI CHI Member
Creating Healthy Connections specializes specifically in helping relationships with Emotionally Focused Therapy
Couples struggle with a variety of issues, everything from communication blocks, intimacy problems, infidelity, parenting challenges, and more. Knowing where to turn for help can be a daunting task. Most couples don’t seek help until six years into the relationship because it can be so challenging finding someone or taking that initial step.
Here at CHC, you will be working with a highly skilled, licensed, relationship therapist, who brings 25 years of clinical, relationship expertise, and who is specifically trained and certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). EFT is one of the most well researched and effective attachment therapies developed to help relationships with a 70-90% success rate.
EFT is based on the science and research of adult attachment. It turns out we are hard-wired for love and attachment which is how most of us attached in the first place. This approach, utilized in the here-and-now, helps create a safe and secure haven in order to help explore and express underlying feelings, as well as to process needs and longings, safely with one another.
At CHC, you will not see multiple therapists renting office space, providing multiple forms of therapy, with multiple client populations. Instead, the sole focus here at CHC is helping you reconnect with one another. For the sake of your privacy and confidentiality there is a private and confidential waiting area where you will not see others waiting with you, nor see friends and acquaintances coming and going. To learn more go to Couples-EFT.com
If you are ready to bridge the gap of disconnection towards a secure, loving and fulfilling relationship, please contact CHC today. Come out of the dark and into the light with your significant other by your side.
Investing in your relationship with Carol Corcoran, LCMFT, LMFT a Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist, will pay dividends for years to come, because on this journey together, you will learn more about yourself, your partner and your relationship then with any other therapy. This in turn helps you stay connected for years to come.
Carol H. Corcoran, Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Emotionally Focused therapist has been passionate about helping couples and families become deeply connected for 25 years, and she wants to help you.
Helping couples is a driving passion for Carol. ‘There is a great deal of fulfillment when I see couples reconnect and create a heart bond that runs deep and wide and can sustain the partners for years to come.’ ‘My job is to make myself obsolete, so that couples can safely turn to each other for a lifetime of attachment and love and not need me or another therapist in the future.’
In order for you to feel safe and secure, the waiting room and office area at CHC is structured for you and your loved ones to have complete privacy entering and exiting the offices of CHC.
Certified EFT Therapist
As a Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist specialized in working with couples in distress, there is an entire section of this website devoted to ‘EFT’ right here: What is EFT and why is being a Certified EFT Therapist so important?
EFT, when provided in a safe, compassionate and supportive way, is a form of therapy that is specifically focused on helping partners and their loved ones create deep levels of love and attachment, which is unlike any other form of couple therapy. Previously, CHC trained in CBT and other forms of therapy and found Emotionally Focused Therapy to be far more effective in creating positive change and connection for partners, even if they were struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD and adjustment issues, to name a few. EFT also has substantial research to back it up. It is for these reasons CHC work exclusively with this well researched and efficacious, attachment, based therapy known as Emotionally Focused Therapy rather than applying an ‘eclectic’ approach.
Please be aware, even if the therapist is EFT trained, it is necessary for the therapist to provide a warm, supportive and compassionate space in order for you and yours to feel safe and secure in the therapeutic process. Without the safety, the therapy may be stalled or ineffective. During this process, we will explore your respective emotions, the behaviors fueled by those emotions, and the perceptions you have about each other, in order to better understand your negative interactive cycles. Once there is safety from the negative cycles, we can work to deepen your connection further by healing old wounds that may be still be hurting, in a safe, compassionate, collaborative way.