Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
This modality is used to treat many issues. The theory is based on what is called a Cognitive Model. It states that there is a situation, you have thoughts about the situation that occur automatically, and you react. The idea is that it is the perception of the event (or the way that you see it) is what causes the problem.
In doing CBT, we change the thought process to change the outcome of a situation (the behavior). This therapy is focused on the present and is more geared toward solving problems. It looks at unhelpful thinking and teaches skills that can be used to modify thoughts and behaviors
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
This therapy is used to treat many different psychological issues. This therapy is a faster way of processing an issue since instead of having to talk about it, your brain does the work. Many find this therapy useful for processing trauma. Watch the video below for more information.
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
This therapy has been shown to be effective in treating Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as it helps process thoughts and emotions that pertain to the traumatic event. In this structured therapy, it is generally given over 12 sessions that are designed to help modify unhelpful thoughts and look at the events in a new way.
During treatment, the client learns about the association between thoughts and feelings and then writes a detailed account of the traumatic event that is used to challenge distorted thoughts. Finally, the client learns skills to combat unhelpful thinking and looks at the trauma in a new light. This treatment can focus on areas such as self-esteem, intimacy, and trust.
In addition to the above modalities, I also use other techniques to help a client express themselves in creative ways. For example, I use art in various mediums and music as ways of helping to express something that can be difficult to put into words. Language is stored on the left side of the brain. These techniques help the client access the parts of the brain that do not require the use of language, but still allows the important information to come across.
Group therapy provides many the opportunity to work through a problem, see that they are not alone, and receive support from others. To form a group, an interview process takes place to ensure the client is the right fit for group therapy and does not require more individualized care.
After the group is formed (usually no more than eight people), it covers a topic in depth for several weeks. The groups that I run are closed, meaning that the people you start group with would be the people that you end with, and would go no more than 12 sessions.
This gives the group time to bond, learn about the topic itself, and learn skills to use in regard to the topic. Normally, I would use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other techniques for the group.
Getting Started is Easy
We’ll talk for a few minutes over the phone in order to figure out the best course of action.
Schedule a 1 hour session with me at a date and time that fits your schedule.
Our first session will allow us to lay out your goals for therapy.
Feel free to ask any questions. For emergencies call 911 or visit your nearest hospital.