E.F.T. Cert. Therapist
AAMFT Clinical Fellow
CAMFT Clinical Member
PSI CHI Member
About Carol H. Corcoran and Creating Healthy Connections
Over 25 years ago in graduate school, I specifically chose the study of Marriage and Family Psychology, which is and always has been a passion of mine. I have pursued this specialized area of focus until today, but there was quite a journey along the way.
During, and after grad school, I worked in seven different and diversified mental health agencies with multiple client populations over a 12 year span, all with a focus on marriage and family. In these diverse settings, I was able gain a better understanding of how to help people struggling with the effects of emotional pain related to disrupted connection and attachment on so many levels.
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. Yet something was missing . . .
The missing piece came in the form of Emotionally Focused Therapy developed by Dr. Susan Johnson, the director and founder of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy at the Ottawa Couple and Family Institute in 2003. There, I began my initial externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples and families and found a more transformative path to heal the pain of trauma and disconnection. Eventually, I became a Certified EFT Therapist, which also changed my life.
As a Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist (EFT), I help couples connect utilizing 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 gently guided to feel more deeply held and better able to share their deeper feelings more safely with one another which creates a corrective emotional experience and deeper bonding.
My Husband, a retired U.S.M.C. LTCOL, and I have been happily married for over 35 years and have greatly benefited from EFT along the way to help strengthen our own marriage. Thanks in large part to EFT, we have reached a wonderful place of love and connection and continue to grow towards each other on our journey together.
Carol H. Corcoran, LCMFT, LMFT is the only Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist in Anne Arundel County with over 25 years of experience working with couples and families. She is also licensed in both Maryland and California. A Lifetime Clinical member of the International Centre for Excellence, and a longstanding Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists www.aamft.org and a 25 plus year member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.
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 at 443-254-0686