Posts By: luann

For Therapists: My Road to EFT Certification

As a young therapist out of graduate school, I remember when couples sat across from me in my office, things felt messy and chaotic.  It was like I was on a road trip without a map.  I knew the general direction I needed to go, but didn’t quite know the best route.  I would consult

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Attachment in Adulthood

In a recent post, I wrote about the attachment journey that young parents naturally embark on as they have children. With parenthood, attachment becomes a focal point. But attachment needs aren’t just for babies! It’s important for all adults – married people, single people, adult siblings, adult children or parents of adult children – to

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The Elements of Attachment

Parents of young children are often preoccupied with how best to establish strong bonds with their little ones. We long for meaningful interactions. We hope that our children will both initiate and positively receive these interactions, which we also hope will be a source of strength for both parties. The mental health world uses the

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The Strength of Inter-dependency

This is a guest post from my respected colleague Robin Cohen.  Robin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples.  She is in private practice in Herndon, Virginia.  Robin completed an intense post-Master’s program in Marriage and Family Therapy at Virginia Tech in 1994.  She subsequently became an

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Pure & Simple Love

I’ve been ever so pleasantly distracted.  This little human came into my life not too long ago.  I have been taken by how simply looking into his eyes can make him smile.  The body curls and coos that accompany fill me up completely.  Words are irrelevant.  It’s that innate pleasure and responsiveness associated with genuine

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How to Celebrate Your Love Today!

Here is a letter that Gary wrote for our Hold Me Tight Love Letters & Updates (you can sign up to receive these here) with ideas to help make today a day to bond, connect, and celebrate your love.  I loved his thoughts and will definitely be taking time to have this conversation with the one I

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