Types of Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)- The premise of 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. For more information, check out this link- https://psychcentral.com/lib/in-depth-cognitive-behavioral-therapy/

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. More information can be found here- http://www.sfbta.org/about_sfbt.html

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)- This type of therapy enables people to heal from the emotional distress that is the result of 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 can help 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. Check out this site for more information- http://www.emdria.org/?120

Hypnotherapy Hypnosis is a state of inward attention and focused concentration. It is often referred to as trance or as an altered state of consciousness.  When the mind is concentrated and focused, people are better able to tap into and utilize their inner resources, to make personal changes, and learn how to better govern their own lives. Everyone has experienced hypnosis or trance, although it may not be referred to by that name. Have you ever been so absorbed in thought, reading a book or watching TV or a movie, that you failed to hear someone talking to you? If so, you were in a trance-like state.  These very focused states of attention are, in fact, everyday experiences of what is called hypnosis.  Clinical hypnosis is different only to the extent that you will be experiencing it with my guidance, rather than spontaneously. Here is a link to give you more information http://www.natboard.com/index_files/page476.htm.