Emotionally Focused Therapy in Maryland

Embrace Yourself, Your Partner, & Your Family

Anxious. Angry. Avoidant.

These predictable reactions is the way you keep responding to challenges and relationships yet you still struggle to make complete sense of why you do it.

It impacts your family relationships, your love life, and worst of all your own well-being.

You continue to feel mischaracterized by others and often find yourself wallowing in your own negative self-perceptions.

man walking away from sad wife on a beach
child watching parents fight

These perceptions may have originated from: 

  • Your parents who never truly appreciated you for who you are or rarely validated your feelings. 
  • Social rejection in school or self-consciousness due to an underlying learning disability.
  • An unfaithful partner who made you feel inadequate.
  • A traumatic experience that you still haven’t fully processed. 

There is much more to you than the present moment may reflect. 

You are incredibly rich with experiences and emotions that move you, but these feelings remain vague and nameless.

This lack of clarity makes you feel lost and stuck in unhelpful thought patterns.

You want to break free, to feel better understood by others, and more importantly, to perceive and understand yourself more favorably. 

Emotionally Focused Therapy is incredibly effective

EFT is a therapeutic modality that can help you embrace vulnerabilities through reaching your inner child that is yearning to connect to yourself, family and partner.

eft image adults with children inside

This image may reflect your circumstances

Do you see two frustrated, angry, and sad people feeling distant from one another, yet, at their core, possess a child-like goodness longing for a deep connection?

This may be your relationship with your partner, your parent or child, yourself, and quite possibly, with a higher being.  

The emotions that move you


The emotions that make you feel disconnected are referred to secondary emotions or “surface” emotions.  They are important to understand as they are the handles that allow us a glimpse into the driving force that moves you. They are also the gateways into deeper emotions, or primary emotions.


The inner children in the image represent primary emotions, reflecting vulnerability and deeper longings within you.

Vulnerabilities may be shame, fear, failure, or feelings of unlovability or unworthiness.

These are emotions influenced by your experiences and relationships that you may have carried with you for many years. 


Emotional "raw spots"

These vulnerabilities are easily “triggered” within you when faced with challenges or conflict.

When triggered, they quickly surface as secondary emotions, such as anxiety, anger, frustration or disappointment.

Can you really get me or us there?

Although when it comes to relationships there are no guarantees, I am blessed to have had incredible success helping clients discover connections between their experiences and emotions.

The blend of my formal training in EFT and your motivation can help you reach that “aha” moment sooner than you think! 

The 3 steps of EFT

First, we will map out your inner emotional process by identifying your: 

  • emotional triggers 
  • fight or flight responses
  • patterns to interpreting circumstances
  • available choices in challenging moments 

In step 2, we will replace your old dynamics with a new and improved way of thinking and communicating, utilizing your new emotional awareness.  

We will then work on step 3 consolidating your gains by integrating the methods learned into your daily life.

cuddling couple on a mountain overseeing a lake

Embrace yourself & each other

When you get to this point in the process, you can feel exhilaration and relief by finally connecting the dots of your inner world.

For the first time, you can accept yourself and even ask your partners, parents, and children to do the same! 

Now it’s your time to experience your embrace….

Click below to schedule a consultation or call/text me directly at:

(301) EFT-6353

Begin Your Embrace

Anxious. Angry. Avoidant.

These predictable reactions is the way you keep responding to challenges and relationships yet you still struggle to make complete sense of why you do it.

It impacts your family relationships, your love life, and worst of all your own well-being.

You continue to feel mischaracterized by others and often find yourself wallowing in your own negative self-perceptions.

child watching parents fight

These perceptions may have originated from: 

  • Your parents who never truly appreciated you for who you are or rarely validated your feelings. 
  • Social rejection in school or self-consciousness due to an underlying learning disability.
  • An unfaithful partner who made you feel inadequate.
  • A traumatic experience that you still haven’t fully processed. 

There is much more to you than the present moment may reflect 

You are incredibly rich with experiences and emotions that move you, but these feelings remain vague and nameless.

This lack of clarity makes you feel lost and stuck in unhelpful thought patterns.

You want to break free, to feel better understood by others, and more importantly, to perceive and understand yourself more favorably. is area

Emotionally Focused Therapy is incredibly effective

EFT is a therapeutic modality that can help you embrace vulnerabilities through reaching your inner child that is yearning to connect to yourself, family and partner.

eft image adults with children inside

This image may reflect your circumstances


Do you see two frustrated, angry, and sad people feeling distant from one another, yet, at their core, possess a child-like goodness longing for a deep connection?


This may be your relationship with your partner, your parent or child, yourself, and quite possibly, with a higher being.  

The emotions that move you


The emotions that make you feel disconnected are referred to secondary emotions or “surface” emotions.  They are important to understand as they are the handles that allow us a glimpse into the driving force that moves you. They are also the gateways into deeper emotions, or primary emotions.


The inner children in the image represent primary emotions, reflecting vulnerability and deeper longings within you.

Vulnerabilities may be shame, fear, failure, or feelings of unlovability or unworthiness.

These are emotions influenced by your experiences and relationships that you may have carried with you for many years. 


Emotional "raw spots"

These vulnerabilities are easily “triggered” within you when faced with challenges or conflict.

When triggered, they quickly surface as secondary emotions, such as anxiety, anger, frustration or disappointment.

Can you really get me or us there?

man with arms spread in sunset

Although when it comes to relationships there are no guarantees, I am blessed to have had incredible success helping clients discover connections between their experiences and emotions.

The blend of my formal training in EFT and your motivation can help you reach that “aha” moment sooner than you think! 

The 3 steps of EFT

First, we will map out your inner emotional process by identifying your: 

  • emotional triggers 
  • fight or flight responses
  • patterns to interpreting circumstances
  • available choices in challenging moments 

In step 2, we will replace your old dynamics with a new and improved way of thinking and communicating, utilizing your new emotional awareness.  

We will then work on step 3 consolidating your gains by integrating the methods learned into your daily life.

cuddling couple on a mountain overseeing a lake

Embrace yourself

When you get to this point in the process, you can feel exhilaration and relief by finally connecting the dots of your inner world.

For the first time, you can accept yourself and even ask your partners, parents, and children to do the same! 

Now it’s your time to experience your embrace….

Click below to schedule a consultation or call/text me directly at:

(301) EFT-6353

"Pinny & EFT were instrumental in helping me understand how my life experiences have shaped me and my views. That has led to improvement in communication skills, self-awareness, and a perspective shift."

-T.M, Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy