COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY (CBT)
Cognitive behavioral therapy is an evidence-based therapy that begins with the process of identifying the connection between thoughts, feelings and behaviors that are undesirable. Client and therapist work together to discover more about these connections and then develop strategies to restructure or eliminate these unhealthy thoughts/behaviors. This process can be brief (6-12 sessions) or incorporated into a more in-depth treatment process.
EYE MOVEMENT DESENSITIZATION AND REPROCESSING (EMDR)
EMDR is an evidence-based psychotherapy that allows healing for individuals who are living with ongoing emotional and/or physical disruptions, that are connected to disturbing events that occurred earlier in life. There are certain mental blocks that make it very difficult for other treatments to promote mental health. In these instances, EMDR can provide for quicker, more thorough healing. Disturbances that can be effectively treated include fear of speaking in public, feelings of intimidation or extreme fears, such as explosive-like noises and smells.
DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOR SKILLS THERAPY
DBT is an evidence-based therapy that uses CBT and Mindfulness Strategies to help those dealing with emotional regulation issues and difficulty tolerating distress. By learning to accept reality and use change-based skills it is possible to experience more joy and peace.
INTERNAL FAMILY SYSTEMS THERAPY (IFS)
IFS is an evidence-based therapy that views the person as having multiple parts that connect like a family system. That is, we all have a Core Self along with parts that represent our unhealed wounds and parts that represent protectors. These parts can be in conflict with our Core Self resulting in the pain and distress we feel. Through the therapeutic process we come to understand how our wounded parts and protector parts came to be and learn to integrate them so we are able to experience a healthy balanced life.
Mindfulness is an evidence-based approach with utilizes the awareness that arises when paying attention to the present moment, with non-judgment. Strategies that are mindful-based can have a powerful impact on reducing the harmful effects of stress to the mind, body and spirit. These strategies include learning to attend to the breath and focus attention on the senses and develop a meditation practice.
This evidence-based approach to change is about identifying the successes in a person’s life and focusing on the replication of those experiences. Because the individual is using skills they already have, the process can be shorter because new skills do not need to be learned. By using this method, individuals increase their feelings of hopefulness and begin to view their problems from a position of positive power.