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esides my relationship workshops, I also work part-time at the Provo Center for Couples and Families.

Much of my training is in working with premarital and married couples. I also have some experience and training in working with pornography addictions. When it comes to the marital relationship, I know that it can be difficult to navigate. Even the best and most compatible couples sometimes find themselves in the swamp of resentment, disconnection, frustration, sadness, hopelessness, and sometimes, utter despair. For over 10 years I have researched, taught at the university level, and worked with couples in workshops and therapy. I have come to understand that much of the struggle is due to being caught in negative patterns of interaction and, more specifically, a lack of emotional safety to express their deepest fears, desires, and hopes. I have also come to know that with a committed couple, the right kind of therapy and a compassionate therapist, there is great hope.

In working with couples, I predominantly use Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) which I have received extensive training and supervision.. EFT is based on the theory of attachment and that we are hard-wired to connect to people and to form close, loving, and emotionally safe relationships. When those relationships struggle and we long for a closer attachment, we often exhibit maladaptive behaviors (e.g., conflict, blame, criticism, withdraw, etc.). EFT helps couples get out of their negative patterns of communication and conflict and find a deeper and safer relationship together and eventually thrive. 

EFT has been found in empirical research to be the most effective method for helping couples heal their struggling relationships. In fact, EFT has been found to help 7 out 10 couples. This kind of success is unheard of in the therapeutic field. I have gone through several extensive trainings in EFT, and I am close to completing all of the requirements for certification.

I have found great success with couples using this model in helping them identify and recognize their negative patterns of communication, address underlying emotions that drive the negative patterns, and then help them create a more emotionally safe, secure, and loving relationship.

If you would like a little extra help with your relationship, please feel free to contact me at 801-471-9146 or email me at jeremysboden@gmail.com for a brief screening and to schedule an appointment.

Please note that I am currently in supervision with Dr. Triston Morgan and accruing my hours towards licensure. Further, due to my full-time responsibilities at UVU, I only see clients part-time on Thursdays from 3pm to 9pm and Saturdays from 9am to 3pm. Finally, I do not take insurance and only accept cash, check, or credit/debit card.  .

 

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