TINA HARTNEY, LMFT
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
My style is relational which means that a caring and safe connection between myself and my client is very important. The relationship itself is frequently the entry way into deeper emotions and new experiences that lead to positive change. I believe that we each possess wisdom and sometimes need help reconnecting with our own intuitive abilities. I also use EMDR for trauma with individuals.
I use my training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) which draws on attachment theory and asserts that humans are hardwired for strong emotional bonds with others. According to EFT, couples struggle when they experience emotional disconnection with their partner at key moments of vulnerability. The resulting emotional wounds often lead to cycles of criticism, anger, withdrawal or other negative behaviors. The goal of EFT is to help couples overcome these negative cycles, re-establish their connection, and strengthen their emotional bond.
As with most relationships, sometimes families need support to rebuild trust, understanding and empathy. As children evolve, practical and emotional demands require families to respond with increasing flexibility. When attachment bonds within the family system are stressed or conflict is the norm, navigating this challenging time can be difficult and painful. I work to help family members understand their unique system and the role each member plays with a goal of rebuilding emotional bonds and trust within the family system.