Welcome to Restoring Connections Counseling
As a marriage and family therapist, I am devoted to strengthening couples and families through helping restore connections, creating new healthy interactions, and developing safe and secure bonds. In therapy, you will experience a safe, non-judgmental place to work through many of life's challenges and stressors. My approach to the struggles within a couples relationship or within a family is to integrate biblical principles while identifying the negative cycle that keeps you from connecting, understanding your attachment needs, and expressing your underlying emotions. I utilize Emotionally Focused Therapy or EFT to help create healthy relationships, stronger connections and more meaningful communication thereby enabling couples and families to experience a deeper, more vulnerable connection. I look forward to working with you to reconnect, to build strong relationships and to getting to the heart of the matter.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future
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About Lisa M. Clark, MPA, MS, LMFT
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and owner of Restoring Connections Counseling. It is a blessing and a privilege to journey with couples as they transition from working through difficult relationship issues including infidelity and divorce recovery, conflict and communication difficulties, lack of intimacy and lack of connection to restoring their relationships, feeling more connected with their spouses or partners, feeling happier, hopeful and realizing their relationship potential. We have an inherent, universal need as human beings for a safe haven relationship where a love one is experienced as emotionally assessable and responsive so that this person can be depended upon. The most basic core problem in relationships is the lack of secure emotional connection. It is the lack of emotional responsiveness and secure interactions that turn differences and conflict into negative spirals that destroy trust and erode the relationship. If you know how to reach for each other, pull each other close, and hold each other, this creates safety between the two of you. You can learn how to help each other when you get scared and anxious or when one of you has hurt feelings, you can create safety and connection between the two of you instead of missing each other and getting stuck in a pattern that doesn't work. This is what Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) focuses on, the emotional bond between the two of you. I utilize Emotionally Focused Therapy which has been demonstrated by research to improve marriages, supports God’s design for marriage and our need for relational connection.