Solution-Focused Therapy – in this present and future oriented modality, attention is placed on solutions or what is working well versus a problem-focused orientation. I will facilitate finding strength and answers from you, the client. You will be encouraged to envision a positive future and take steps, regardless of size, towards this vision.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – short-term and present oriented psychotherapy directed towards solving problems and changing unhelpful or inaccurate thinking and behaviors. Treatment is based on understanding your specific beliefs and patterns of behavior and seeking a variety of ways to produce cognitive or behavioral changes leading to more enduring change.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) – focuses on present concerns; this approach believes that past emotionally-charged experiences are overly influencing present emotions, sensations and thoughts about oneself. EMDR processing helps you break through the emotional blocks that keep you from living an adaptive, emotionally healthy life. EMDR uses rapid sets of eye movements to help update disturbing experiences, much like what occurs during sleep, in particular REM sleep.
Play Therapy – based on the premise that children communicate experiences more easily through play than using verbal language. Play is spontaneous and self-generated, enabling a child to “act out” experiences that can be troubling, disturbing, or confusing. Play therapy allows the physical needs of a child to be expressed, discharges energy, relieves frustrations, realizes goals, and helps to process troubling experiences.