EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma. www.emdr.com/what-is-emdr
CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
is a form of treatment that focuses on examining the relationships between thoughts, feelings and behaviors. By exploring patterns of thinking that lead to self-destructive actions and the beliefs that direct these thoughts, people with mental illness can modify their patterns of thinking to improve coping. www.nami.org
is a structured, theoretically based approach to therapy that builds on the normal communicative and learning processes of children. Therapists strategically utilize play therapy to help children express what is troubling them when they do not have the verbal language to express their thoughts and feelings. www.a4pt.org/?page=ptmakesadifference
DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy)
is a comprehensive cognitive-behavioral treatment that was originally developed to treat chronically suicidal individuals suffering from borderline personality disorder. DBT has been found especially effective for those with suicidal and other multiply occurring severely dysfunctional behaviors. behavioraltech.org/resources/whatisdbt.cfm
Solution Focused/Brief Therapy
is about being brief and focusing on solutions, rather than on problems. By bringing small successes into people’s awareness and repeating the successful things they do when the problem is less severe, people improve their lives and become more confident about themselves. www.sfbta.org/about_sfbt.html
allows expression of emotions through non verbal communication. Used for both children and adults it is an effective approach to allowing the body to release emotions when talk therapy is not working.
Internal Family Systems
The Internal Family Systems Model (IFS) is an integrative approach to individual psychotherapy developed by Richard C. Schwartz. It combines systems thinking with the view that mind is made up of relatively discrete sub personalities each with its own viewpoint and qualities.
a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being.
the use of breath, music and aromatherapy to go inward on a journey to release stress and tension through a simple guided breathing technique
“Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still.”
*Not all therapist provide all modalities