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Larry Porter, PhD Larry Porter, PhD is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He is a trained Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) therapist, and is working toward EFT Certification. Dr. Porter completed his doctoral dissertation research on how different generations within families experience and view one another. His primary clinical and research interest is couple and family therapy; specifically with those couples and families dealing with attachment related struggles. He is an American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Clinical Fellow and Approved AAMFT Supervisor. Dr. Porter earned his Bachelor's Degree in Biblical Literature at Northwest University, his Master's degree at Seattle Pacific University, and his Doctorate at Texas Tech University, both graduate degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy.

Larry is a trained Emotionally Focused Therapy therapist and works specifically from this theoretical model. Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is a proven effective treatment for distressed couples, families and individuals. Clients undergoing EFT are helped to better identify, experience, explore, make sense of, transform and flexibly manage their emotional experiences. EFT is a short-term model (usually 8-20 sessions) that is backed by significant research. Seventy to seventy-five percent of couples move from distress to recovery after participating in EFT and at two-year follow-up these gains are sustained. The focus of EFT treatment is to increase security and safety in the attachment relationships and bonds in life. Feeling disconnected and emotionally isolated can lead to depression, anxiety and loss. Working from an EFT perspective allows us to address the emotional patterns in life that may be getting in the way of feeling securely connected with others. There are various ways you can begin the therapy process with me.

  1. Individual Therapy
  2. Couple Therapy
  3. Family Therapy
  4. Pre-Marital Counseling
  5. Corporate Relationship Consultation

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