Psychotherapy offers the opportunity to explore your feelings, thoughts and behaviors, and to discover patterns of behavior that might be causing you suffering. The aim of therapy is gaining more freedom and choice in how you live your life. There are many different styles of therapy:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a structured, skills-oriented talk therapy. CBT has proven effective in research studies for the treatment of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, personality issues, disordered eating, substance abuse, and psychotic disorders. CBT focuses on day-to-day problems, involves significant guidance from the therapist, and might include in-session practical exercises or homework assignments.
Psychodynamic therapy is talk therapy that works to change maladaptive character and behavior patterns, resolve inner conflicts, and clarify unconscious forces behind distressing symptoms.
Supportive therapy aims to strengthen you when you are facing a crisis or a challenging life transition through supporting your psychological functions:
Judgement – your ability to appropriately evaluate situations and make responsible decisions
Relationship skills – Improving communication, boundaries and assertiveness skill to allow for mutually respectful and satisfying relationships.
Synthesis – your ability to organize various aspects of your personality to think, feel, and act in a coherent and effective manner.
Reality Testing – the ability to distinguish events in the external world from internal experiences
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR is a structured mind-body therapy for the treatment of trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and anxiety. EDMR explores significant life events and the associated positive and negative beliefs and emotions while engaging the body through bilateral visual, auditory, or tactile stimulation. The American Psychiatric Association, American Psychological Association, and World Health Organization recognize EMDR as an effective treatment for trauma. EMDR can be more fun, easier, and quicker in yielding results than traditional talk therapies.
Play therapy is a therapy for younger children. In play therapy, the therapist interacts with your child through play. This allows your child to show their strengths and express their thoughts and feelings in their own “languague”—the language of play. Play can allow for diagnosis through observation of the patterns of behavior in play and interaction with the therapist. In play therapy children gain new skills for coping with challenges, develop a way to express and process emotions, and work through various anxieties and other difficulties.
Couples therapy creates the space for couples to improve relationships, resolve conflicts, or build strong foundations. The key couple's therapy approaches we use are Imago therapy,
Mind Body Psychiatry recognizes the bidirectional relationship between our mind and our body. One’s feelings and thoughts impact the body in the same way that the body impacts feelings and thoughts. How we interpret, listen to, and frame these symptoms can greatly inform the capacity to heal. Body Mind psychotherapies include mindfulness based psychotherapy and stress reduction, hypnosis, guided imagery, affirmations, yoga, and breath work, among others. These strategies allow the patient to go beyond the limits of traditional talk therapy to strengthen and respect the understanding and relationship to the body. Mind Body psychotherapy recognizes the importance of listening to one’s mental, physical and spiritual experiences in tandem. Our clinicians appreciate and encourage delving into these relationships.
This type of therapy may be effective for individuals struggling with issues such as stress induced physical symptoms, physical symptoms of anxiety, skin problems, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, or irritable bowel syndrome.
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