About CHC

  • L.C.M.F.T. (Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist, Maryland)
  • L.M.F.T. (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist  in CA, CO, AZ, NV)
  • E.F.T. Cert. Therapist (Emotionally Focused Therapist Certified)
  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists Clinical Fellow
  • CAMFT Clinical Member (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists)
  • PSI CHI Member Honor Society Member
  • Reviews  


Hello and welcome.  I know you are here to find help for one of the most important relationships of your life.


Almost 30 years ago in graduate school, I specifically chose the study of Marriage and Family Psychology, which is and always has been a passion of mine.  In 2002 Emotionally Focused Therapy hit my radar after I had provided couples therapy for some time and not had the success I had hoped for using CBT.  This alerted me to the fact something significant was missing . . .

That missing piece came in the form of Emotionally Focused Therapy developed by Dr. Susan Johnson, the director and founder of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy at the then Ottawa Couple and Family Institute in 2003.   There, I began my initial EFT externship with Dr. Sue Johnson herself, where I became passionate about Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples and families and discovered a more transformative path to heal the pain of trauma and disconnection between partners. Eventually, through a very extensive process, I became  a Certified EFT Therapist, which also changed my life and my marriage of over 38 years.



As a Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist (EFT), I am passionate about helping couples connect utilizing the nine step, three stage EFT approach.   Through the process of EFT, and in combination with a safe nurturing therapeutic approach, partners are gently guided to feel more deeply held and better able to share their deeper feelings more safely with one another which creates a corrective emotional experience and deeper bonding.



My Husband, a retired U.S.M.C. LTCOL, and I have been happily married and together for over 40 years and we have greatly benefited from EFT along the way to help strengthen our own marriage.  Thanks in large part to EFT, we have reached a wonderful place of love and connection and continue to grow towards each other on our journey together.  

Carol H. Corcoran, LCMFT, LMFT is one of the few Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapists and Certified Emotionally Focused Therapists in Anne Arundel County and surrounding area with almost 30 years experience working with couples and families.   A Lifetime Clinical member of the International Centre for Excellence, and a longstanding Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists www.aamft.org and over 28 plus year member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.

CREATING HEALTHY CONNECTIONS, LLC is located online with Carol Corcoran, LCMFT, LMFT can be reached at 443-254-0686