Depression Therapy Find Healing in Life's Darkest Hours

Depression, anxiety, and PTSD all have multiple components to their origins, and all have an emotional and relational element that contributes in a major way. Sometimes that relationship is the self, how we think about and act on the feelings we suppress or carry inside, and sometimes the relationship is external to ourself. Once we see and understand the behaviors, thoughts, and feelings that contribute to the distress, we can help shift their view to a healthier belief about the self and others. 

Change Your Perspective,
Change Your Behaviors
EFT as Depression Treatment

Emotionally focused therapy helps individuals deal with unresolved relationships (including the relationship with the self) in order to get down to the core belief systems that are creating the distress and unhealthy thought patterns. Research studies provide evidence that EFT for couples treats depression successful.

Using EFT, we help our patients:

  • Understand the Source(s) of Unresolved Conflict

  • Recognize Unhealthy Beliefs and Actions

  • Release Suppressed Emotions

  • Create Positive Behavior and Thought Patterns

  • Improve Self-Esteem

  • Lay the Ground-Work for Loving & Caring Relationships

Symptoms of Depression Learn the Warning Signs So You Can Get Help

Depression manifests in different ways for different people. If you have one or more of these symptoms for two weeks or more, it may be time to talk to a professional.

  • Lack of Motivation

  • Insomnia or Over-Sleeping

  • Considerable Weight Changes

  • Changes in Appetite

  • Feelings of Worthlessness

  • Fatigue

  • Social Isolation

  • Loss of Interest

  • Difficulty Concentrating

  • Thoughts of Self-Harm or Suicide

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"I am truly grateful for Brenda and her ability to help me see myself, heal my wounded self and bring my authentic self to life. She listens and also teaches. She has helped me learn how to break free from unhealthy patterns to find new pathways that bring the truth to light."

healed Client

“For decades I have struggled with anxiety, anger and exhaustion. After receiving EFT counseling services from Amanda, I am now at a happy, healthy, and peaceful place in my life. Thank you Amanda for your support!”

A Happy Client

We LOVE Luis - so easy to talk with, such an insightful guy - we will be forever grateful that we are having a successful healing journey with him as our guide. We would highly recommend his services!

Lisa

“Dr. Conrad is very professional and compassionate. We worked together as a team and she helped me heal in ways I never thought possible. As a result of therapy I am able to enjoy life to its fullest. I highly recommend Dr. Conrad.” 

A Satisfied Client

"We simply can’t recommend working with Dr. Carol enough! Our marriage had been struggling for a long time, and we went into counseling skeptical (but hopeful) that things could be different. After the Hold Me Tight workshop and hard work together with Carol, we are happier in our relationship, closer than we thought possible, and even better parents. We are eternally grateful to Dr. Carol and EFT; we know the tools we learned have saved our marriage!"

Hold Me Tight Couple

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Frequently Asked Questions About Therapy-Based Depression Treatment

Seeking help for depression is the first step to healing. Many people have questions about talk therapy before their first session. Check out our FAQ and please get in touch with us if you have additional questions. 

What happens in the first session?

Your first session will be a deep dive into your reasons for seeking therapy. We'll talk about the issues you're currently facing, what you've done in the past, and what your goals are going forward. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions and take an active part in planning the path for future sessions. 

How does EFT therapy differ from CBT and other popular treatments?

There are literally thousands of therapeutic models and styles in practice today which creates much chaos about how to choose the right model of treatment. The primary difference between emotionally focused therapy (EFT) and methods like cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is that EFT creates deep second order change by looking at the negative patterns that keep you stuck and core beliefs that reinforce them. With an attachment lens, EFT works from the inside out to create internal security and lasting change. CBT on the other hand, focuses on changes to behavior and cognitions associated more with first order or short-lived changes that easily shift back to old patterns.

EFT looks at the process of distress through the lens of attachment or the science and theory of human behavior for a more accurate understanding of emotion disorders such as depression, anxiety and PTSD. This more accurate view allows us to shape and shift even the darkest of views of self and others to feel what Dr. Sue Johnson, founder of EFT, calls “safe and sound.”

Do you prescribe anti-depressant medication?

Our office is staffed with a licensed psychologist, master level therapists and doctoral student interns. In the State of Washington psychologists and therapists are not permitted to prescribe medications. However, we are happy to coordinate care with your general practitioner or psychiatrist.

Ready to Begin Your Healing Journey?

Over the past 30 years, many research studies continue to prove the effectiveness of EFT and its ability to transform the lives of couples and individuals alike. Whether you're new to therapy or you've tried every method in the book, everyone can benefit from this transformative practice.