We integrate a variety of theoretical orientations and techniques in helping our clients make the lasting changes they desire. A unique treatment plan is tailored to each individual client based on his or her needs.
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR is a highly specialized technique that is especially useful in helping client recover from psychological trauma. Designed to offer quicker relief from symptoms of PTSD and anxiety, it is also great for dealing with negative beliefs about one's self.
Using the most up-to-date and effective neurofeedback equipment, Neuroptimal, we offer this service to anyone wanting to optimize brain function and performance. Neurofeedback is particularly beneficial for those experiencing symptoms of ADHD, Anxiety, and decreased sports performance.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
CBT is a psychotherapy that is based on the cognitive model... the way that individuals perceive a situation is more closely connected to their reaction than the situation itself.
One important part of CBT is helping clients change their unhelpful thinking and behavior that lead to enduring improvement in their mood and functioning.
CBT uses a variety of cognitive and behavioral techniques, but it isn’t defined by its use of these strategies. We do lots of problem solving and we borrow from many psychotherapeutic modalities, including dialectical behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, Gestalt therapy, compassion focused therapy, mindfulness, solution focused therapy, motivational interviewing, positive psychology, interpersonal psychotherapy, and when it comes to personality disorders, psychodynamic psychotherapy.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) provides clients with new skills to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in relationships. DBT specifically focuses on providing therapeutic skills in four key areas.
First, mindfulness focuses on improving an individual's ability to accept and be present in the current moment.
Second, distress tolerance is geared toward increasing a person’s tolerance of negative emotion, rather than trying to escape from it.
Third, emotion regulation covers strategies to manage and change intense emotions that are causing problems in a person’s life.
Fourth, interpersonal effectiveness consists of techniques that allow a person to communicate with others in a way that is assertive, maintains self-respect, and strengthens relationships.
Marriage Counseling / Couple's Therapy
Marriage counseling, also called couples therapy, is a type of psychotherapy. It helps couples of all types recognize and resolve conflicts and improve their relationships. Through counseling, you can make thoughtful decisions about rebuilding and strengthening your relationship or going your separate ways.
Couple's counseling is often short term and includes typically includes both partners. The specific treatment plan depends on the situation.
Why it's done
Couple's therapy can help couples in all types of intimate relationships — regardless of sexual orientation or marriage status.
Some couples seek marriage counseling to strengthen their partnership and gain a better understanding of each other. It can also help couples who plan to get married. Premarital counseling can help couples achieve a deeper understanding of each other and iron out differences before marriage.
In other cases, couples seek therapy to improve a troubled relationship. You can use therapy to help with many specific issues, including:
- Communication problems
- Sexual difficulties
- Conflicts about child rearing or blended families
- Substance abuse