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What Therapy Modalities Do I Utilize in My Office

Choosing a mental health therapy practice is an important decision, as finding the right therapist can make a significant difference in a person's overall wellbeing.

My mental health therapy practice is committed to providing a safe, non-judgmental, and compassionate space for individuals to explore their concerns and develop effective coping strategies.

As a licensed and experienced therapist, I use evidence-based treatments tailored to each individual's unique needs, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, and other therapy modalities.

Below is a brief explanation for several of the types of therapy I utilize in my office:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that aims to help individuals identify and modify negative patterns of thinking and behavior. It is based on the idea that our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interconnected and can influence each other, and that by changing negative patterns of thinking, we can improve our mental health and wellbeing. CBT is a goal-oriented and practical approach that often involves homework assignments and skills training, and has been shown to be effective in treating a wide range of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) is a psychotherapeutic approach that is used to treat individuals who have experienced traumatic events or disturbing life experiences. EMDR therapy involves a series of structured sessions during which the therapist guides the patient to focus on their traumatic memory while also undergoing bilateral stimulation, which can include eye movements, hand tapping, or auditory tones. The goal of EMDR therapy is to help the patient process and reframe their traumatic experiences in a way that reduces the emotional distress and negative symptoms associated with the trauma. EMDR therapy has been shown to be effective in treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as well as other mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, and addiction.

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is an evidence-based psychotherapeutic approach that is designed to help children and adolescents who have experienced traumatic events. TF-CBT combines elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy with trauma-focused interventions to help the patient process their traumatic experiences and develop coping skills. The treatment typically involves a combination of individual therapy sessions with the child or adolescent and their caregiver, as well as psychoeducation and skills training. The therapy focuses on teaching the patient how to manage their emotions, cope with triggers, and reframe negative thinking patterns associated with the trauma. TF-CBT has been shown to be effective in treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and anxiety in children and adolescents who have experienced trauma.

Family Systems Therapy (FST)

  • Family Systems Therapy (FST) is a type of psychotherapy that focuses on the interpersonal relationships and dynamics within a family. The therapy aims to identify and address patterns of interaction that may be contributing to problematic behavior, emotional distress, or mental health issues within the family unit. Family Systems Therapy operates on the premise that each individual within the family system affects and is affected by the others, and that changes in one member can have a ripple effect on the others. Treatment often involves family members attending therapy sessions together, with the therapist working to identify and address areas of conflict and promote healthy communication and problem-solving. Family Systems Therapy can be effective in treating a range of mental health issues, including substance abuse, eating disorders, and relationship problems.

My approach is collaborative and goal-oriented, focused on helping clients develop practical skills and strategies to improve their mental health and quality of life. Whether dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, or other mental health concerns, I strive to create a supportive and empowering environment that promotes growth and healing.

If you're struggling with mental health issues and need support, don't hesitate to reach out to me. With my compassionate and evidence-based approach, I can help you develop the tools and strategies you need to navigate life's challenges and achieve your goals. Contact me today, at 614-647-HELP, to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to start your journey towards improved mental health and wellbeing.


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