Below you will find more information on some of the more specific treatment modalities we offer. Please let us know if you have any questions or if you are interested in a particular therapeutic treatment.
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a form of psychotherapy that was developed to resolve symptoms resulting from disturbing and unresolved life experiences. It uses a structured approach to address past, present, and future aspects of disturbing memories. The approach was developed by Francine Shapiro to resolve the development of trauma-related disorders resulting from exposure to a traumatic or distressing event. Clinical trials have been conducted to assess EMDR’s efficacy in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as well as many more disorders.
It includes an eight phases of treatment and specific protocol. EMDR address negative beliefs developed because of a traumatic event, present triggers and future templates. Before beginning EMDR it is important that a client has several grounding techniques and emotional regulation.
When deciding on an EMDR trained counselor it is important to find a counselor trained by the EMDR institute to insure the protocol and procedures are being adhered to. This will give the client the optimal probability of success.
DBT Skills Groups Focus Areas:
- Emotional Regulation
- Interpersonal Effectiveness
- Distress Tolerance
Goals of DBT Skills Group:
Learn and refine skills in changing behavioral, emotional, and thinking patterns associated with problems in living, that is those causing misery and distress.
The foundation of Adlerian psychotherapy is the process of encouragement, belief in the potential of the client, and treating the client as a whole and unique being with respect. Adlerian therapy is also grounded in a feeling of social connection and aims to increase the sense of social embeddedness. The goal is to become aware of your own secret life plan and work together to discover an alternative outlook that allows for greater psychological flexibility and increased social interest.