TREATMENT METHODS

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PSYCHODYNAMIC THERAPY

Psychodynamic Therapy is insight-oriented and looks at how the unconscious may influence a person’s thinking and behavior. The goal of treatment is to bring about self-awareness and understanding to help a person understand how unresolved conflicts from the past may be influencing the present, causing a person to replicate unwanted patterns in life.

COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) focuses on examining relationships between your thoughts, behaviors, and feelings. By exploring your thought patterns and belief systems about yourself, as well as self-destructive patterns of behavior and how they impact your feelings, mood, and general sense of wellbeing, you will learn how to regain control of your life. Research has proven CBT to be an effective treatment for anxiety disorders, mood disorders, eating disorders, and sleep disorders. Studies have shown that CBT actually changes brain activity suggesting that the brain actually improves its functioning as a result of this form of treatment. CBT is a solution focused, interactive treatment, that involves homework and practice outside of the psychotherapy session. It’s an intensive form of treatment that creates lasting change.

MINDFULNESS-BASED COGNITIVE THERAPY

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is designed to help people who experience chronic recurrent depression. MBCT is a combination of cognitive therapy and meditative practices and attitudes that encourage mindfulness, presentness, and awareness. This treatment focuses on becoming fully acquainted with and immersed in understanding your feelings and learning to develop a new relationship with them. You will become more aware of your emotions and what triggers them. You will learn how to accept them as feelings without attaching to them or reacting to them.

DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOR THERAPY

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is heavily based on CBT principles but emphasizes validation or acceptance of uncomfortable thoughts, feelings, and behaviors instead of resisting and fighting with them. By understanding and accepting troubling thoughts, emotions, and patterns of behavior that have become a part of your life, change no longer feels impossible. This treatment emphasizes individual strengths, teaches acceptance, coping, self-kindness, and self-care. Research has proven DBT to be an effective treatment for producing significant and lasting change.

HUMANISTIC THERAPY

Humanistic Therapy is an approach that supports treating the whole self. It is self-reflective and concerned with helping people understand and integrate their subjective experiences in a way that supports basic human motives of personal growth, fulfillment, and satisfaction in life.  This form of therapy builds on personal strengths, a premise of resiliency, and the belief that all people are essentially good. The focus is on maximizing these innate capacities to overcome hardship, pain, and despair in order to live a more authentic and fulfilling life.

EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders. EMDR therapy helps the brain process distressing memories, and allows healing to resume. The experience is still remembered, but the stress response is resolved.

INTERNAL FAMILY SYSTEMS

Internal Family Systems (IFS) uses Family Systems theory—the idea that individuals cannot be fully understood in isolation from the family unit—to develop techniques and strategies to effectively address issues within a person’s internal community or family. This evidence-based approach assumes each individual possesses a variety of sub-personalities, or “parts,” and attempts to get to know each of these parts better to identify roots of conflict, to learn how to manage internal and external conflicts, and to achieve healing and greater well-being.