Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of treatment that helps patients understand the thoughts and feelings that influence behaviors. CBT focuses on challenging and changing unhelpful behaviors, improving emotional regulation, and the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems. CBT is commonly used to treat a wide range of disorders, including phobias, addictions, depression, and anxiety.
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a specific type of cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy that provides clients with new skills to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in relationships. DBT specifically focuses on providing therapeutic skills in four key areas. First, mindfulness focuses on improving an individual's ability to accept and be present in the current moment. Second, distress tolerance is geared toward increasing a person’s tolerance of negative emotion, rather than trying to escape from it. Third, emotion regulation covers strategies to manage and change intense emotions that are causing problems in a person’s life. Fourth, interpersonal effectiveness consists of techniques that allow a person to communicate with others in a way that is assertive, maintains self-respect, and strengthens relationships.
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is an evidenced-based treatment for individuals struggling with trauma and PTSD. It focuses on the negative beliefs (stuck points) that have been developed related to traumatic experiences, and how those beliefs may be negatively impacting your relationships, self-esteem, work, or other areas of life. It also incorporates aspects of narrative therapy, exposure therapy, and the teaching of coping/self-soothing skills. You will learn how to replace your negative trauma beliefs with ones that are balanced, rational, realistic, and truthful, thus leading to a greater sense of emotional control and peace in your life.
Eye Movement Desitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a form of psychotherapy for individuals who have experienced severe trauma that remains unresolved and are experiencing symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The therapy is based on the theory that when traumatic or distressing experiences occur, normal cognitive and neurological coping mechanisms may be overwhelmed. Unlike most forms of talk therapy, EMDR focuses less on the traumatic event itself and more on the disturbing emotions and symptoms that result from the event. The person being treated is asked to recall distressing images; the therapist then directs the client in one type of bilateral sensory input, such as side-to-side eye movements or hand tapping.
Couples/Marriage/Family: Gottman Therapy: Disarming conflicting verbal communication, increase intimacy, respect, and affection, remove barriers that create a feeling of stagnancy in conflicting situations, and create a heightened sense of empathy and understanding within the context of the relationship.
Prepare/Enrich addresses each couple's relationship stage, situation, challenges, philosophical/spiritual orientation, personalitiesm, strengths and the areas of challenge where growth will bring about the greatest benefits.
Child/Adolescent: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) helps a child understand and accept their inner emotions.
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) focuses on how interpersonal events affect an individual's emotional state.
Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) helps parents and children who struggle with behavior problems or connection through real-time coaching sessions.
Play Therapy involves the use of toys, blocks, dolls, puppets, drawings, and games to help the child recognize, identify, and verbalize feelings. Through a combination of talk and play the child has an opportunity to better understand and manage their conflicts, feelings, and behavior.