Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) stresses the role of thinking in how we feel and what we do. It is based on the belief that thoughts, not people or events in our lives, cause our negative feelings. The therapist helps the client to identify these, do reality testing and correct non-functional beliefs and behaviors. The client changes these underlining thoughts. Then the more productive feelings and behaviors follow. CBT is clinically proven to work with a wide range of issues within a few months.
Psychotherapy is used when clients are blocked by past events and need help to update their emotional responses from the past to be successful with today’s issue. This is also known as insight-oriented therapy.
Family Systems is used when a family is stuck as a system and needs help changing its roles, rules, beliefs, needs, patterns, and language to become more functional.
Talk Therapy is most effective with people who have held in emotions and thoughts for years. This process involving the release of feelings and ideas out in front of another person is a valuable tool, reorganizing thoughts and sorting out ignored emotions. This allows more freedom to think, feel and behave more successfully.
Adolescent Therapy Today’s adolescent knows more about technology than their parents. They are dealing with changing social norms, technology, and peer groups. It is vital to be current with video gaming, cell phones, social media, sports, and teen relationship culture. This goes a long way when engaging with adolescents. Most teens will utilize the above therapy approaches after a connection is established. They actually tend to be more efficient with these tools, as they do not waste time in the therapy office.
Marriage & Couples Therapy The outcome desired is serenity with each other. Here we are dealing with a dynamic dyad. The therapist’s goal is to achieve the collective goal of the clients. We use in depth communication skills, collaboration, practice healthy discussions and relationship education. The couple is reminded what brought them together in the first place and what will keep them going. If things appear irrevocable, then separation education is given.
Play Therapy Children’s language is frequently spoken through play, art, and acting. Through orchestrated behaviors, a child learns how to express grief, anger, anxiety and learn new coping skills to be happier and healthier.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a type of talk therapy that’s based from cognitive behavioral principles, but specifically is focused for people who feel emotions very intensely. DBT aims to help identify, understand, and accept feelings.
Mindfulness therapy helps to relieve symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression.
Therapy Modalities Utilized:
- Marriage & Couples
- Child & Adolescent