Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) – A form of psychotherapy that uses eye movements and Voluntary Memory/Image Replacement to change the way negative images are stored in the brain. ART is an evidenced-based psychotherapy that has shown to be effective in the treatment of trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, addictions, eating disorders, victimization, sexual abuse, performance anxiety, pain management and many other mental health related issues. Clients often achieve benefits more rapidly through ART (usually within 1-5 sessions).
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) – A structured, time-limited, problem-focused and goal-oriented therapy that focuses on modifying dysfunctional thinking and behavior. The goal of CBT is to improve individual functioning through establishing healthier beliefs about themselves, their world and other people. CBT works on a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders and relational issues. Clients can expect to have work to complete in between sessions and to be actively involved in establishing new ways of thinking and behaving.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) – Is an adaptation of cognitive behavioral therapy intended to treat borderline personality disorder, but has since been proven to be useful in the treatment of mood disorders, self-harm, suicidal ideation, and substance use. DBT focuses on “dialectics” – or the reconciliation of opposites in a continual process of synthesis. DBT seeks to balance acceptance with change oriented strategies. Treatment focuses on using mindfulness, teaching distress tolerance skills, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness skills. As DBT is a very structured therapy, involving individual, group and phone therapy, it is outside of my scope of practice. I utilize a modified form of DBT called DBT- informed treatment, which pulls aspects from DBT as needed by the individual client’s treatment plan.
Gottman Method Couples Therapy – This therapy is based on Dr. John Gottman’s research that began in the 1970’s and continues to this day. The research has focused on what makes relationships succeed or fail. From this research, Drs. John and Julie Gottman have created a method that is designed to help teach specific tools to deepen friendship and intimacy in your relationship. To help you productively manage conflicts, you will be given methods to manage “resolvable problems” and dialogue about “gridlocked” (or perpetual) issues. The focus in this therapy is on working together to help you appreciate your relationship’s strengths and to gently navigate through its vulnerabilities.