DBT is extremely effective in treating problems that result from maladaptive interpersonal behaviors and from poorly developed self image or self esteem.
Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy or DBT draws from the principles of psychoanalytic, cognitive, behavioral, and interpersonal therapies. It is extremely effective in treating problems that result from maladaptive interpersonal behaviors and from poorly developed self-image or self-esteem. It uses techniques from each of the various therapies and combines them with a focus on mindfulness, which is drawn from contemporary practices of stress management and meditation.
Solution Focused Therapy (SFT)
Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), is a goal-directed, and focuses on solutions, rather than on the problems that bring individuals to seek therapy. It is a practical, goal-driven model, it emphasizes clear, concise, realistic goals. The SFT model assumes that all individuals have some knowledge of what would improve their life, even though they may need some help describing the circumstances of their better life and that everyone who seeks help already possesses some of the skills necessary to create solutions.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a fairly new, nontraditional type of psychotherapy. It’s growing in popularity, particularly for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD often occurs after experiences such as military combat, physical assault, rape, or car accidents.
At first glance, EMDR appears to approach psychological issues in an unusual way. It does not rely on talk therapy or medications. Instead, EMDR uses a patient’s own rapid, rhythmic eye movements. These eye movements dampen the power of emotionally charged memories of past traumatic events.
Psychodynamic therapy focuses on how life events, desires, and past and current relationships affect your feelings and the choices you make. In this type of therapy, you identify the compromises you’ve made to defend yourself against painful thoughts or emotions, sometimes without even knowing it. By becoming unconscious links, you may find it easier to overcome such obstacles.
Classic psychoanalysis is time-consuming and not widely used today. However, it’s still influential in the thinking behind much psychodynamic therapy, which can be short- or long-term, and may focus broadly or more narrowly on a particular issue or symptom. Another common focus of psychodynamic therapy is an individual’s interaction with other people.
Marital Therapy is the process of counseling the couple in an effort to recognize and to better manage or reconcile troublesome differences and repeating patterns of distress. Couples therapy is more about seemingly intractable problems with a relationship history, where emotions are the target and the agent of change.
Child and Adolescent Therapy
There are a variety of techniques and methods used to help children and adolescents who are experiencing difficulties with their emotions or behavior. Although there are different types of psychotherapy, each relies on communications as the basic tool for bringing about change in a minor’s feelings and behaviors. Working with children and adolescents may involve an individual child, a group of children, a family, or multiple families. In children and adolescents, playing, drawing, building, and pretending, as well as talking, are important ways of sharing feelings and resolving problems.
As part of our initial assessment, we examine such things as the child’s current problems, history, level of development, ability to cooperate with treatment, and what interventions are most likely to help with the presenting concerns. Our treatment is often used in combination with other treatments (medication, nutrients, behavior management, or work with the school). It is absolutely important that the child or adolescent feel comfortable, safe and understood. We are trained and experienced to accomplish this goal. This type of trusting environment makes it much easier for the child to express his/her thoughts and feelings and to use the therapy in a helpful way.
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