Welcome to my practice! As a marriage and family therapist, I am highly experienced in working with Couples, Families and Parenting. With extensive training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, I provide couples with a map for understanding the path to healing their relationship. Based in Attachment Theory, couples learn to attune to one another and begin to experience emotional safety through the goal oriented steps and stages of EFT. This model created by Dr. Sue Johnson and Les Greenberg is based in Attachment Theory.
This scientifically researched method of couples counseling provides a clear picture of the conflict cycle that leads to disconnection, and couples learn how to restore their relationships through listening, validation and empathy. With a willingness and commitment to the process, couples learn to see each other through the lenses of Attachment, and heal their relationship with compassion and understanding. The benefits are better emotional functioning, stronger bonds and improved interpersonal understanding. EFT can help heal the lost connection with your partner and bring back a feeling of security and safety in your relationship.
Additionally, couples are provided with a Gottman relationship assessment, and learn to recognize their own defense mechanisms that may be stumbling blocks to connection. The Gottman tools include a Sound Relationship House model that provides a blueprint for success in marriage. The tools for communication are easy to learn and use which are practiced in the sessions.
Connected Hearts Counseling is located at 2244 W 95th St, Suite 222, in Naperville, IL. In office sessions or Zoom sessions are available based upon your individual needs and location. I am licensed to practice marriage and family therapy in Illinois and Nevada. Parent coaching services are provided for clients in all states.
Connected Hearts Counseling was recently featured by CBS for their program, "Different Drummers". The CBS series showcases faith based parenting programs offered in the Chicago area. To schedule your parent coaching sessions or series of workshops, contact Sheila @ [email protected]
"Where no counsel is, the people fail, but in the multitude of counselors there is safety". Proverbs 11:14 KJV
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