Eileen McCarten works with a variety of populations: children, adolescents, individuals, couples, and families. Her mindful approach incorporates emotion focused therapy, a theoretically grounded, and empirically supported therapy. An important goal of therapy is to help people learn how to experience and use their emotions, both pleasant and unpleasant, as guiding wisdom to figure out how to get their needs met. In emotion focused therapy, emotions are viewed as innately healthy and a source of meaning, direction and growth. Skillfully working with emotion often leads to change.