Evidence Based Treatments
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
This psycho-social intervention aims to improve overall mental health and well being. Therapists use clinically proven techniques to identify, challenge, and change unhelpful cognitive distortions and negative self damaging behaviors. This approach improves emotional regulation, and aids in the development of individualized coping strategies that target solving current and re-occurring problems.
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
This approach to psychotherapy was originally developed as a relapse-prevention treatment. Research indicates that it may be particularly effective for individuals with major depressive disorder and anxiety disorders. This evidenced based approach is preventative in nature and can reduce symptom re-occurrence.
Solution Focused / Reality Therapy
Reality therapy is solution-oriented. Clients examine how current behaviors are interfering with the ability to form stronger relationships. Together, through the therapist-client relationship, clients figure out what kind of changes can be made to get what is wanted out of life, and identify what client's basic needs are not being met.
Gestalt / Existential Therapy
This form of psychotherapy emphasizes personal responsibility, and focuses on the "here and now" of one's own current experience and existence in relation to others and the individual's world view. Clients learn to self regulate, become more self aware, and improve self-esteem.
Art Based Therapies
This approach to psychotherapy uses client expression and creative energy to explore emotional experience and self-awareness. The use of Art in the therapeutic process helps clients identify meanings in everyday experience as well as uncover and confront hidden, unprocessed emotions through the exploration of symbolism and metaphor.
Play Based/Social Therapies
These types of interventions use theories of child, educational, and developmental psychology. For younger children children learn to communicate with others, express feelings, modify behavior, develop problem-solving skills, and learn a variety of ways of relating to others.
Coping Skills/ Mindfulness/ Relaxation
Basic Coping skills, Mindfulness and Relaxation techniques are always taught and incorporated into evidenced based therapies. The individual's treatment therapy and approach will be determined at intake, and these skills will enhance healing and progress toward treatment plan goals.