We specialize in:
Trauma & PTSD Women’s Issues Child/Adolescent Issues Grief LGBTQIA+
Anxiety Marriage & Family Counseling Codependency Depression
Chronic Pain/Illnesses Disability Self Esteem Improve Coping Strategies
Some of the types of therapy we use include:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)– The idea behind this type of therapy is that your beliefs, thoughts/emotions, and behavior all impact one another. So if thinking patterns or behavior can be changed, then the way you feel can change too. It can be used to treat a wide range of issues in a person’s life, including depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. CBT works by changing people’s attitudes and their behavior by focusing on the thoughts, images, beliefs, and attitudes that are held (a person’s cognitive processes) and how these processes relate to the way a person behaves, as a way of dealing with emotional problems.
Solution Focused Therapy– With Solution Focused Therapy, the conversation is directed toward developing and achieving your vision of solutions instead of focusing on the problems, and attention is focused on your present and future circumstances and goals rather than past experiences. In this goal-oriented therapy, the symptoms or issues bringing a person to therapy are typically not targeted. This treatment offers support as you determine the skills, resources, and abilities needed to achieve that vision successfully.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)– This type of therapy helps people to heal from emotional distress from disturbing life experiences. EMDR therapy assists the mind to heal from psychological trauma, just as the body can recover from physical trauma. Thirty years ago, the founder, Dr. Francine Shapiro, made a chance discovery that that eye movements or “bilateral stimulation” can reduce the intensity of negative, disturbing thoughts. EMDR helps people reprocess painful memories quickly so the relief is swift and long lasting. This type of therapy is structured and doesn’t require you to talk about painful memories in depth.
Play Therapy-Although sometimes used with adults, play therapy is a psychotherapeutic approach primarily used to help children ages 3 to 12 explore their lives and freely express repressed thoughts and emotions through play. Therapeutic play normally takes place in a safe, comfortable playroom, where very few rules or limits are imposed on the child, encouraging free expression and allowing the therapist to observe the child’s choices, decisions, and play style. The goal is to help children learn to express themselves in healthier ways, become more respectful and empathetic, and discover new and more positive ways to solve problems. (description provided by Psychology Today).
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)– is a modified form of cognitive therapy that incorporates mindfulness practices such as meditation and breathing exercises. Using these tools, MBCT therapists teach clients how to break away from negative thought patterns that can cause a downward spiral into a depressed state so they will be able to fight off depression before it takes hold. (Description provided by Psychology Today)