In therapy I love to utilize both traditional and creative methods and techniques to help you reach your goals. Therapy does not have to be just talking. It can include a plethora of other styles and techniques. Because each individual is different, each treatment plan will involve a unique set of therapies involved because not one size fits all. Including spirituality and/or religious is strictly up to each client and can be accommodated upon request. Christian counseling is available upon request. Some of the most common therapies that can be used in treatment include:
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) – a form of therapy which has been widely researched and studied and is found to produce positive change within the client’s life as well as improve quality and functioning of life by focusing on one’s inaccurate or distorted thoughts and perceptions. CBT focuses on solutions, encouraging clients to challenge distorted cognitions and change destructive patterns of behavior. The idea is that by changing your thinking, you can change your life.
Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy (DBT) – a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy which helps people learn how to live in the present moment with focus on regulating emotions, mindfulness, coping with stress in healthy ways, and improving relationships.
Reality Therapy – a highly effective therapy which focuses on problem solving and helping clients make more effective choices to help reach their goals and to get their needs met.
Attachment-focused Therapy – based on John Bowlby’s attachment theory that all individuals have an inherent and biological desire for positive, meaningful relationships. This therapy is designed to help a parent or caregiver heal and repair a damaged relationship and work towards building and repairing a stronger, more emotionally secure relationship. Attachment-focused therapy can also be used in individual settings.
Play Therapy – a therapeutic approach used primarily with children to allow them to communicate in their most comfortable emotional language-play. Using this universal language with children helps children learn to communicate, express emotions, cope with challenges, and modify behaviors. Play therapy is also utilized in teens and adults as well.
Creative Arts Therapy – an approach to therapy that utilizes the creative arts such as music, art, and dance to promote emotional growth and healing through creative arts expression. This form of therapy allows the client to involve all of their senses to provide a unique experience into discovering and expressing themselves. Other forms include journaling, narrative storytelling, poetry, memory books, and more. This therapy can be used for all ages.