A person-centered, warm approach to healing
DIALECTICAL & COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) helps people to recognize the negative thinking patterns that may be holding them back from a happier, more self-compassionate life. CBT operates under the premise that our thinking has a huge impact on how we act and how we feel. Therefore, targeting our thoughts first can be a mechanism for healing.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) focuses on skill-building around the areas of interpersonal effectiveness, mindfulness, emotional regulation and distress tolerance. Clients who participate in DBT therapy often express they appreciate the action-oriented approach that DBT provides. DBT skills can be utilized immediately in difficult life situations.
EMDR (Eye Motor Desensitization Reprocessing) is an integrative, trauma intervention. EMDR helps the brain reprocess "stuck" traumatized memories and assists people in gaining new understandings and insights so that traumatic memories are less emotionally disturbing and trauma responses are reduced. EMDR can help people who have experienced trauma, abuse, anxiety, self-esteem issues, break-ups and grief. Trauma is defined as any event or chronic issue that is overwhelming/distressing and has a lasting negative impact on your life. People who complete EMDR treatment often express an even deeper level of healing than what is possible with talk therapy alone, given it incorporates the brain, body, and processing of emotions all in one technique.
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Our couples therapists are trained in the Gottman method. Gottman method focuses on areas of having a solid foundation of friendship (love maps), fondness and admiration, turning towards one another rather than away, positive perspectives, managing conflict, making life dreams come true, and sharing meaning. All of these aspects are referred to as the "Sound Relationship House," which is the core premise of Gottman Method. Gottman method is one of the most extensively research-based methods in the field of couples therapy.
COUNSELING FOR ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION
Anxiety and Depression are the most prevalent mental health issues we see in our practice. With anxiety, there tends to be a core fear driving the anxiety. So, we like to explore with clients what their deeper fears are that can be feeding their anxiety. All emotions are messages from our psyche that tell us important information about our life and relationships. If we can have the courage to "lean into anxiety," and delve into what message it is trying to convey, we can begin to dismantle to grips of anxiety. Challenging unhelpful thinking styles associated with anxiety, incorporating mindfulness practices, and learning coping skills to use in moments of panic can also be very helpful in reducing anxiety symptoms.
With depression, people often describe feeling a loss of interest in activities, hopelessness, lack of motivation, and difficulties sleeping and/or concentrating. We strive to help clients find their drive and passion for life again, and assist them in exploring their values, goals, and routines. We begin with small changes you can implement that over time, build sustainable behavior changes. We can also provide a list of trusted referrals for medication management, which sometimes is necessary in the treatment of depression.