TYPES OF THERAPY
“I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!” ― Dr. Seuss
COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY
Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a relatively short-term, active treatment for a wide range of mental health issues including: depression, anxiety, anger, panic attacks, perfectionism, procrastination, discomfort in social situations, and self-criticism.
CBT has been found to be an effective form of treatment for children, adolescents and adults through decades of clinical trials. The focus of treatment is on identifying how you are thinking, feeling, and behaving in your daily life and then understanding how each dimension of these thoughts, emotions and behaviors impact one another. Often in CBT therapy clients are given worksheets and assignments to complete as well as behavioral tasks to complete between sessions.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an interactive psychotherapy that is used to relieve psychological and emotional stress and help accelerate the healing process that is caused by traumatic experiences.
EMDR is thought to be effective because recalling distressing events is often less emotionally upsetting when your attention is diverted. The client is asked to recall distressing images while experiencing bilateral sensory input, such as side-to-side eye movements or hand tapping. These eye movements dampen the power of emotionally charged memories of past traumatic events. Clients are helped to replace negative thoughts about themselves with more positive adaptations throughout the treatment process.
Frequently Asked Questions
IS THERAPY RIGHT FOR ME?
Many people hesitate to begin the process of dealing with emotional pain, facing challenging aspects of life and making changes. If you are willing to take the first step to better understand yourself, then therapy is right for you.
HOW LONG IS A SESSION AND HOW OFTEN DO WE NEED TO MEET?
Usually we meet weekly for 50 min. If the situation requires, we can schedule more frequent or longer sessions. Some cases can be treated bi-weekly but each situation is individual and should be decided upon together in the course of the initial treatment plan.
WHAT IS THE COMMITMENT I NEED TO MAKE?
Every client’s therapy is based on their individual needs and issues. Our work together can be short or long-term and reviewed at any time. I suggest an initial session to understand the issues you are dealing with and get a better picture of what will be required. In the first few sessions we will get to know each other and develop a relationship which will be the basis of our work together. Understanding how therapy works take time and making a commitment to therapy means showing up and bringing your true self to the process as fully as you can.
HOW SOON CAN I SEE YOU?
Depending on my availability, we can usually get started within a few days.