Also known as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, this type of therapeutic approach has been known to be effective for treating anxiety, depression, alcohol and drug use, marital problems, and severe mental illnesses. CBT treatment typically involves efforts to change distorted thinking patterns as well as behavioral patterns. All of our clinicians incorporate CBT depending on each client’s needs.
DIALECTICAL BEHAVIORAL THERAPY (DBT)
This therapeutic approach is a modified version of CBT and it helps clients to develop healthy ways of coping with stress, teaches them how to live in the moment, regulate their emotions, and improve their relationship with others. DBT focuses on providing therapeutic skills in four main areas: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.
As the name suggests, Solutions Focused therapy is goal-oriented and focuses on solutions rather than the problems that bring clients to therapy. Solution-focused therapists help clients develop solutions by first gauging a detailed description of how the client’s life will be different once the problem is gone or their situation has improved to a satisfying degree for the client. If this type of therapy is suitable for the client, then our therapists will go more in depth with the process and steps of SFT.
Psychoanalytic therapy is a type of in-depth talk therapy that strives to bring unconscious or deeply buried thoughts and feelings into the conscious mind so that those repressed emotions and experiences can be thoroughly explored. In collaboration, the therapist and client look at how these early repressed experiences have influenced the client’s thinking, behavior, as well as relationships in adulthood.
RATIONAL EMOTIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY (REBT)
This type of therapy helps clients identify self-defeating thoughts and feelings, challenge the rationality of those feelings, and then replace them with healthier feelings and more productive thoughts. REBT focuses on the present in order to help clients understand how unhealthy thoughts and beliefs can create emotional distress; as a result, those unhealthy beliefs create unhealthy behaviors that can interfere with the client’s goals in life. Once identified, the therapist helps the client replace those negative thoughts and beliefs into more positive and productive ones.
EYE MOVEMENT DESENSITIZATION AND REPROCESSING (EMDR)
This type of therapy is a phased, focused approach to treating trauma as well as other symptoms by reconnecting the traumatized person in a safe and measured way to the images, emotions, self-thoughts, and body sensations that are associated with the trauma. With this approach, our clinicians help you safely reprocess traumatic information until it is no longer psychologically debilitating.
As the name suggests, Strengths-Based Therapy helps the client focus more on their internal strengths and resourcefulness, rather than their failures, shortcomings, and weaknesses. This focus is all about building a positive mindset that helps you build on your best qualities, find your strengths, and change your worldview into something more positive. It also helps to rebuild your confidence and reduce the stress of living with conditions of depression, anxiety, poor self-esteem, etc.
Early attachment as infants with our primary caregivers can shape us into who we are as adults. With this type of therapy, the main goal is to address the limiting effects of negative early attachment relationships one might have and to strengthen the capacity for secure relationships in the world.
This type of therapeutic approach involves a combination of cognitive therapy, meditation, living in the present moment, and establishing a non-judgmental attitude known as ‘mindfulness.’ It incorporates techniques that can help clients become more relaxed, even though mindfulness therapy is not concerned with relaxation. The main focus of this approach is to increase one’s awareness of the thoughts, feelings, and actions that may hinder your progress.
Interpersonal Therapy is a time-limited, focused, evidence-based approach that helps with mood disorders. The main goal of IPT is to improve the client’s interpersonal relationships as well as social functioning in order to reduce their stress. There are four key areas that IPT provides strategies for unresolved issues in: 1) interpersonal deficits; 2) unresolved grief; 3) difficult life transitions; and 4) interpersonal disputes.