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Green Hills with Blue Sky


Tennessee Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy

We are a community of mental health professionals dedicated to helping couples and families create healthy, satisfying relationships through the practice of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). EFT is a short-term, highly effective method of therapy originated by Dr. Sue Johnson and colleagues in the 1980's. The goal of EFT is to help couples break out of the negative cycle that causes distress and create a "safe haven" through a strong emotional bond.

Our Philosophy
We share the Philosophy of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy:

We adhere to the philosophy that relationships are at the core of the human experience. Research indicates that emotionally fulfilling relationships are integral components of mental and physical health, and that emotionally focused interventions have the power to establish and re-create supportive bonds among individuals. We are therefore dedicated to the understanding and enhancement of couple and family relationships through an emphasis on emotions and their interpersonal impact. We believe that all people can maximize their potential given a nurturing social environment, which we endeavor to foster in our work with clients.

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