Our clinic takes great pride in having excellent providers for general counseling and psychotherapy but also clinical staff who might have additional trainings and what is described as “Evidence Based Therapies” including Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) as well as other targeted and Focused Therapies. We also are happy to provide as appropriate family counseling, couples therapy, therapy for children (if appropriate), collaborative care is a hallmark of our practice where multiple members of the family might be seeing more than one provider where we secure communication and treatment efficiency.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
CBT is the most widely-used psychiatric treatment approach for anxiety conditions, and is commonly called “talk therapy”. CBT focuses on coping strategies and behaviors. The goal of CBT is not to identify a particular disease in the patient, but to treat the symptoms as a whole with alternate thoughts and behaviors. CBT has been shown to have great success in treating disorders such as schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, anxiety, ADHD, and many others.
Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
DBT is a psychiatric treatment designed to help manage emotional responses away from self-destructive behaviors. The goal of this therapy is to learn mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. These strategies work on replacing harmful behaviors with life-enhancing ones. DBT can use both individual psychotherapy and group therapy to treat the patient’s mental health needs.
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR therapy is a psychotherapy approach that can be used to treat many clinical issues, including: panic attacks, anxiety, personality disorders, PTSD, and many more. EMDR helps patients heal from the emotional distress of disturbing life experiences and trauma. The therapy itself is related to how Rapid Eye Movement (REM) works during sleep and uses eye movements combined with empowering changes in the emotions related to the traumatic event.
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)
IPT is a psychotherapy approach that can be applied to patients from adolescence to the elderly and for a wide range of psychiatric disorders, most commonly depression. This treatment approach is time-focused and aims to address issues on a short-term basis. Instead of focusing on symptoms of mental health issues, IPT identifies specific problems related to interpersonal interactions and addresses these through counseling and therapy sessions.
Family therapy focuses on the family as a group instead of any one individual. The standard image of family counseling is often a nuclear family with young children, but this is many times not the case. Families can take many forms, including gay and lesbian couples, separated families, step families, and more. Families function as a system, and so have innate strengths. Through counseling and therapy, these strengths can be enhanced and struggles can be overcome.
Couples Therapy/Marriage Counseling
Relationships may encounter stressful situations and challenges and many couples find profound benefits through couples therapy or marriage counseling, as the situation may be. Through evidence-based treatment approaches, counseling can help couples better understand each other and change ineffective or harmful behavior patterns. Difficult problems such as violence, anger, and infidelity can all be very challenging to a relationship and through therapy, these challenges can be dealt with in a way that allows the relationship to stop being hurtful.
Child & Teen Therapy
It can be difficult for parents to feel they are connecting to their children and teens, so it can be very helpful for a therapist to become involved in working through various issues. Problems such as anxiety, depression, difficulties at school, bullying, or dealing with a past trauma are all challenges children and teens may face. Therapy and counseling with treatment methods tailored to the patient can help both the child and the parent grow and deal with harmful behaviors in a healthy way.