Sarah Ackerman, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Providing Individual and Couples Therapy

2955 Shattuck Avenue  •  Berkeley, CA  •  94705  •  (510) 649-8870

 

COUPLES THERAPY:


When distressed couples come to therapy it is often because they are stuck in cycles of relating and unable to free themselves from these cycles without help. As a result, partners end up feeling more and more hurt, angry, alone, and far apart from each other.


In a safe environment I can help you:


  1. Decrease conflicts and lower reactivity

  2. Understand and identify your destructive cycle of relating

  3. Discover and name the painful feelings that fuel this cycle

  4. Develop understanding of and empathy for each other

  5. Restore safety and trust and become a team again

  6. Learn to interact in new ways that reinforce intimacy and connection


With the help of therapy you can regain the love, safety and connection that you have lost, reinforce the strengths in your relationship as well as develop new ways of being with each other and a deeper intimacy.


In my work with couples I practice a specific model of therapy called:


  1. Emotionally Focused Therapy

  or EFT

 

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EFT SUPERVISION


I am trained and certified as an EFT supervisor and welcome those just beginning their learning in EFT, those who wish to pursue EFT certification and are needing to satisfy the supervision requirement and hone their skills in the model as well as EFT supervisors in training who are needing a supervisor of supervision.