EFT Family Therapy

Family Therapy Toronto, family therapist, family counsellingI practice Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT), which was developed from decades of research on how to heal strained and difficult relationships. It is based on fundamental principles of neuroscience and attachment. EFFT’s main goal is to access and reinforce the loving bonds that often lie hidden underneath cycles of frustrating and damaging interactions. Family therapy can create the space to have the conversations you’ve always dreamed of. It is natural to find yourself experiencing difficulties because our loved ones are so important to us, if they weren’t, it wouldn’t be so difficult. And yet, biologically we are designed to need each other and if we can access these innate systems, a great deal of healing is possible.


  • Do you find it almost impossible to resolve arguments in your family?
  • Are you often left with the feeling that discussions lead nowhere?
  • Does fighting feel like it’s pushing people apart?
  • Do you wish you could get closer to your loved ones?
  • Do conversations with your children and/or partner hit road-blocks and don’t seem to go anywhere?


Some of the issues that I can address include:

  • Difficulty parenting
  • Miscommunication
  • A feeling that your children are always shutting you out
  • Not being able to communicate your love and concern for your partner and/or children
  • Feeling like your needs are never listened too
  • Parental fighting affecting the overall dynamic of the family
  • Injuries in relationships such as infidelity
  • New family situations including blended families and adopted children
  • Coping with mental and/or physical illness in your family


In EFFT, we generally meet as a family, although there are variations that can be very important to the process, such as meeting initially with parents to establish a framework and working various relationships within the family on their own, such as mother/daughter etc. I have experienced very moving shifts in the families I have worked with and I would be happy to speak on the phone and answer any questions you may have about this process.