- E.F.T. Cert. Therapist
- AAMFT Clinical Fellow
- CAMFT Clinical Member
- PSI CHI Member
Carol H. Corcoran, LCMFT, LMFT is the only Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in both Maryland and California, as well as an Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist in Anne Arundel County. She is also a Lifetime Clinical member of the International Centre for Excellence, has been longstanding Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists www.aamft.org and a 20 plus year member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.
About Creating Healthy Connections
CREATING HEALTHY CONNECTIONS, LLC is located at 815 Ritchie Hwy, Suite 206 Severna Park, MD 21012, near Annapolis, MD. Carol Corcoran, LCMFT, LMFT can be reached ar 443-254-0686
In graduate school, over 20 years ago, I specifically chose the study of Marriage and Family Psychology, which is a passion of mine, and have pursued this specialized area of focus until the present. During, and after grad school, I worked in seven different and diversified mental health agencies over a 12 year span, where I was able gain a better understanding of how to help people struggling with the effects of emotional pain as it relates to disrupted connection and attachment.
During the course of my journey, I provided many different forms of therapy, all well researched and validated, including becoming a Certified EMDR Therapist, focused on Trauma and Ego State Therapy, Systems Therapy as well as providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for couples, families and individuals. In 2003, during the time I became EMDRIA Certified, I began my training with Dr. Susan Johnson, the director and founder of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy at the Ottawa Couple and Family Institute. There I began my initial externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples and families and continued my EFT journey by becoming a Certified EFT Therapist.
As a Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist (EFT), I help couples connect utlizing the nine step, three stage EFT approach. This is further enhanced, by providing compassion and support in order for couples and family members to feel held and nurtured as they grow towards safety and connection with one another. Through the process of EFT, and in combination with a safe nurturing therapeutic approach, partners are assisted to feel more deeply held and better able to share their deeper feelings more safely with one another.
My husband, a retired U.S.M.C. LTCOL, and I have been happily married for over 30 years and have greatly benefited from EFT along the way to help strengthen our own marriage. While no marrige is perfect, we continue to grow in the process of connection together.