Our Psychologists begin therapy by building a compassionate relationship then incorporate evidence based treatment to help you reach your goals.
Meaningful relationships can be difficult to develop and maintain. The therapeutic relationship creates a safe space to foster a deeper understanding of how to engage with one’s self and others with more compassion and acceptance.
The family environment plays a big role in one’s life. Helping the family discover new ways to relate and communicate often reduces conflict and creates a supportive environment.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
We integrate cognitive behavioral therapy into treatment because our thoughts, behaviors, and emotions impact each other. Learning how this impact occurs and developing new ways of thinking can positively influence our emotions and behaviors. CBT commonly treats most behavioral and emotional difficulties.
For more information please visit Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies or Society of Clinical & Adolescent Psychology.
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
Parents learn a set of skills through PCIT that strengthens the parent child interaction resulting in less conflict, reduces disruptive behavior from children, and increases confidence in effectively responding to misbehavior.
For more information please visit PCIT International.
Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
ERP is the most effective way to reduce obsessive thoughts and compulsive rituals. ERP treats phobias and obsessive compulsive disorder. We collaborate with the client to create a hierarchy of fears to work through. Starting with the item creating the least amount of fear, the client is exposed to this fear while refraining from engaging the compulsion. Calming strategies such as deep breathing and muscle relaxation are taught and engaged while refraining. Through exposure the fear fades and the compulsion becomes unnecessary.
For more information please visit the International OCD Foundation.
Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT)
When the body seems to have a mind of its own, twitching, squirming, and grunting in ways that become bothersome and intrusive, CBIT can help gain control over the body and reduce tics. CBIT treats Tourette’s and other Tic disorders.
For more information please visit the Tourette Association of America.