Washington Baltimore Center 
for EFT

Excellence in training mental health clinicians and in providing client care in Emotionally Focused Therapy



For Clients of the Washington Baltimore Center for EFT

The Emotionally Focused Therapy Certified therapists at the Washington Baltimore Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy provide mental health therapy and education for distressed couples, families, and individuals in order to restore a sense of well-being, create healthy relationships, and build strong bonds between all family members.  


The Clinicians working at the WBCEFT help partners, families, and individuals create better communication, achieve and experience emotional clarity, and to increase the trust, security, and comfort within couple and family interactions.


In relationships struggling with tension, conflict, and fear, the clinicians at WBCEFT help reduce these qualities and find mutual validation, shared understanding, and heart-felt empathy.


WBCEFT gives couples and families the skills and tools necessary to create ongoing, lasting improvements at home, with those who matter most.


If you are interested in learning more about the therapy offered at WBCEFT or you have questions about therapy, please feel free to email therapy@wbceft.com


To schedule an appointment with a therapist, please email therapy@wbceft.com

Kathryn Rheem, Ed.D., LMFT
Director
Certified ICEEFT Trainer, Supervisor, & Therapist 
Kathryn@wbceft.com

 Melissa Peters, LCSW
Assistant Director
Certified ICEEFT Supervisor & Therapist
Melissa@wbceft.com

Jill Soyka, LCSW
Certified EFT Therapist &
Certified EFT Supervisor Candidate
Jill@wbceft.com

What is EFT?


"Marital Distress is the single most common reason for seeking therapy. It undermines family functioning and is strongly associated with depression, anxiety disorders, and alcoholism.  EFT for couples offers a comprehensive theory of adult love and attachment, as well as a process for healing distressed relationships.  EFT recognizes that relationship distress results from a perceived threat to basic adult needs for safety, security, and closeness in intimate relationships.  This experiential/systemic therapy focuses on helping partners restructure the emotional responses that maintain their negative patterns of interaction.  Through a series of nine steps, the therapist leads the couple away from conflict deadlock into new bonding patterns. Over the past 30 years, Sue Johnson and her colleagues have developed and rigorously researched this short-term approach in couples therapy.  It is now one of the best delineated and empirically validated approaches in the field of couples therapy" (quoted from brochure produced by ICEEFT).


http://iceeft.com/