Emotionally- Focused Therapy (EFT)
Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT) is one of the leading therapeutic theories which approaches the cutting edge of science in helping us understand how relationships work, how people form healthy relationships and attachments, and how to assist couples in distress.
This approach helps couples work through feeling “stuck” in their relationship and enables them to progress to a place where they can experience closeness, connection, and safety in every aspect of their relationship.
A substantial body of research outlining the effectiveness of EFT now exists. Research studies find that 70-75% of couples move from distress to recovery and approximately 90% show significant improvements.
Additional research shows that couples with increased connection, intimacy, and safety in their relationship experience less anxiety, depression, and show increased success in all other aspects of their lives.
Ideal for couples who want to work through a lot in a short amount of time.
A Couples Intensive may be a good option for those experiencing: a crisis in the relationship, difficulty committing to long-term therapy but who can set aside a larger portion for one day, or those desiring a prolonged focus on strengthening their relationship and working through some of their difficulties and concerns.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or EMDR, is one of the leading forms of therapy to effectively treat trauma and multiple other mental health conditions.
When a person is very upset, their brain cannot process information as it does ordinarily.
One moment becomes "frozen in time," and remembering a trauma can feel as real and difficult as experiencing it the first time because the images, sounds, smells, and feelings have not changed. Such memories often have a lasting negative impact, interfering with the way a person sees the world and their ability they relate to and with other people.
And this is where EMDR comes in. Experiencing this simple yet profound treatment has a direct effect on the way that the brain processes information. Following a successful EMDR session, normal information processing resumes, and with it, a person no longer relives the images, sounds, and feelings when remembering the event. They still can recall what happened, but it is less upsetting.
Many types of therapy have similar goals. However, EMDR appears to imitate what occurs naturally during dreaming or REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. Therefore, EMDR can be viewed as a physiologically based therapy that helps a person remember disturbing experiences in a new and less distressing way.
Clinicians have reported success using EMDR in treatment of the following conditions: Panic Attacks, Complicated Grief, Dissociative Disorders, Disturbing Memories, Phobias, Pain Disorders, Performance Anxiety, Stress Reduction, Addictions, Sexual and/or Physical Abuse, Body Dysmorphic Disorders, and Personality Disorders.
Neurofeedback is a non-invasive treatment that uses feedback to change current brain patterns into more efficient patterns. Neurofeedback can provide symptom reduction for disorders such as ADHD, Autism, anxiety, depression, learning disorders, and PTSD. It can also improve one's ability to better self-regulate their emotions.
Sand Tray Therapy w/ EMDR
Sand Play Therapy is a non-verbal approach to therapy that allows individuals to express and process their stories with accompanying emotions by placing miniatures, figures and objects in the sand tray. Traumatized individuals often struggle to verbalize their emotions and thoughts due to fear, the inability to trust, and not feeling safe. The use of the sand tray, miniatures, figures, and objects provide a safe way for the individual to express what is going on internally with them. EMDR helps facilitate the processing of the thoughts, emotions and body sensations that accompany the story created in the sand tray.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based therapy that teaches individuals skills to manage their emotions effectively and increase their ability to maintain successful relationships. DBT skills are grouped into four categories: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness.
Mindfulness teaches individuals acceptance and how to be present in the current moment. Distress Tolerance skills enable individuals to tolerate negative emotions, rather than constantly trying to escape them. Emotion Regulation skills, once implemented, allow individuals the ability to mange and change intense emotions that are disruptive in their lives. Interpersonal Effectiveness skills are strategies for better communication, maintaining self-respect, and improving interactions and relationships with others.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving. Its goal is to change patterns of thinking or behavior that are behind people's difficulties, and so change the way they feel.