The primary approaches we utilize are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). In brief, CBT explores how our thoughts/beliefs, feelings and choices influence and reinforce each other; by changing one domain, we can change the others. ACT focuses on building acceptance for the things we can’t change, and increasing workable choices that are consistent with our values.
Both of these approaches utilize Exposure Therapy (which goes by multiple acronyms: ET, PE, ERP). Exposure helps people face their fears, build resilience for uncomfortable experiences, reduce unhelpful coping styles, and increase a lifestyle consistent with courage and passion. Therapy should ultimately get you closer to living a fulfilling and enriching life. It is difficult to get there if our life-choices are shaped more by what we are trying to avoid, than by what we are trying to gain. We would be excited to help you live a life defined by meaning, value, passion and courage!
Individual sessions are typically 50 or 80 minutes. This is a time for you to explore your goals for treatment, envision how life could be different, identify patterns of behavior that are keeping you stuck, and identify new adaptive ways of living.
Groups can be an effective way of receiving treatment in a collaborative setting, while reducing the cost of therapy. Check in with us to see what groups are currently being offered. We typically provide brief group therapy for ADD/ADHD,
Anxiety symptoms, and Relationship Issues.
These are all-day or all-weekend treatment sessions. Intensive treatment can be helpful for those who need to make quick changes in a short period of time, or for those who have not experienced success with weekly sessions. Intensive
treatments can challenge habits and persistent ways of living. These sessions are typically 6-8 hours in duration. Call or email us to set up a consultation to see if this would be a good fit for your needs.
Couples sessions will help you explore adaptive and maladaptive patterns of interaction, explore unmet needs, communication styles, and values clarification. These sessions will help you and your partner increase vulnerability, shared living
and positive emotional experiences. Similarly, family sessions can be helpful to increase the effectiveness of your individual therapy. Sometimes this means changing the way family members interact with each other, in order to not encourage reinforcing maladaptive habits (that ultimately increase distress and symptoms), while increasing positive and proactive patterns of healthy support.