Dave Payne, LPCC, BC-TMH
(Offers Online Therapy)
I use an evidence-based approach to couple counseling, meaning the type of counseling I provide is backed up by scientific research.
I enjoy helping people improve their relationships with friends, family, coworkers, and partners. If you're like many people seeking relationship help, you have probably realized that the problem usually has a lot to do with communication. People communicate in various ways, including spoken language, body language, and written language. It's no surprise, then, that a lot of miscommunication happens because of differences in how we use language. How you define love, or respect, or affection, etc., may be very different from the way the other person defines these terms. Therefore, clearing up communication differences is one of the major tenets of relationship counseling.
I have provided couple counseling for the past 5 years, and it has become one of my favorite types of counseling. I conduct couple therapy sessions using Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), which focuses on helping partners recognize and change their negative patterns of interacting with each other. EFT’s effectiveness is strongly supported by scientific research. Currently, 16 separate studies over the course of the past 25 years have shown consistent positive results with EFT.