Cognitive behavioral therapy refers to a group of scientifically supported interventions designed to address unhealthy negative thinking patterns and behaviors which interfere in one's daily functioning. Our staff is trained to determine the most effective CBT strategies to meet your needs. Individual CBT can be offered weekly, 2-3 times a week, or on an intensive basis.
Our staff believes in incorporating family in sessions as necessary. Coaching, education, and support to families enhance the treatment gains of the individual seeking therapy. At times families or couples may seek ongoing treatment. Our staff is trained in providing effective therapy to meet your needs.
We offer ongoing as well as time limited groups to address a variety of needs. Group therapy can enhance individual therapy. It is an opportunity to learn new skills, strengthen ones being taught in individual therapy and meet others coping with similar struggles.
Dialectical behavior therapy is a scientifically supported treatment based on a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy and Eastern meditation techniques. DBT is an effective skills based treatment that enhances the quality of life for anyone struggling to manage intense emotions, such as anger, shame, anxiety, and depression. DBT can also be a good fit for individuals who don’t feel they are making adequate treatment gains in their current therapy or just feel stuck or unable to make positive changes in their lives.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a treatment approach that focuses on helping individuals live a valued life despite experiencing psychological distress. ACT teaches psychological flexibility and consists of a number of techniques including mindfulness meditation, acceptance, cognitive delusion, and values clarification. Cognitive delusion teaches one how to interact differently with internal thoughts and feelings, in essence to realize one's thoughts and feelings shouldn't necessarily reality.
Individuals enter treatment at different stages. Some may be ready to engage in the treatment process. Others may recognize the need for change but may be ambivalent or unable to commit to change. Effective treatment planning incorporates an assessment of an individual's readiness for change and the personal obstacles interfering with psychological and behavioral change. Motivational Interviewing is one set of techniques designed to help individuals resolve their ambivalence about behavior change.
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