Individual Therapy is aimed at providing the guidance and facilitation an individual needs to understand their presenting problem and find resolution. A variety of modalities and techniques may be employed to achieve this goal, depending on the client's symptoms, history, and personality.
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Evaluation & Treatment Planning
Psychological evaluation is defined as a way of assessing individuals, couples and families about their thoughts, emotions, and behavior to draw conclusions in order to inform therapeutic intervention. Treatment planning is essential because it informs and directs the goals, types of services, service intensity and progress indicators that are necessary in order to increase successful outcome of counseling and psychotherapy.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) has been shown in more than 1,000 research studies to be effective for many different disorders and problems. CBT is a solution-focused approach to treatment, oriented toward solving problems and learning skills by identifying and replacing self defeating thoughts and behaviors with self affirming ones.
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is an approach to psychotherapy that was originally created as a relapse-prevention treatment for depression. Mindfulness and mindfulness meditation focus on become aware of all incoming thoughts and feelings and accepting them, but not attaching or reacting to them.
Solution Focused Therapy
Solution-focused brief therapy is an approach to psychotherapy based on solution-building rather than problem-solving. It explores current resources and future hopes rather than present problems and past causes and typically involves only three to five sessions.
Inner Child Work (Analytical Psychotherapy)
The concept of the inner child relates to several psychotherapy theories. At it's core, the work involves healing past injured parts of the young self that are subconscious or unconscious in the present time, that are believed to be producing unexplained symptoms.
Explains personality in terms of conscious and unconscious dynamics. Childhood experiences shape personality and symptom presentation, and treatment focuses on resolution of these dynamics.
Eye Movement Densensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
"EMDR is a structured therapy that encourages the patient to focus briefly on the trauma memory while simultaneously experiencing bilateral stimulation (typically eye movements), which is associated with a reduction in the vividness and emotion associated with the trauma memories. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and PTSD symptoms." (EMDRIA.org)
Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)
"Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) is a unique approach to psychotherapy. ART is unique because the ART Therapist guides the client to replace the negative images in the mind that cause the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress with positive images of the client’s choosing." "ART is also unique in that it combines the enormous power of eye movements to allow voluntary changes in the client’s mind with well-established therapies like Gestalt, Psychodynamic Therapy and Guided Imagery." (acceleratedresolutiontherapy.com)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
ACT differs from CBT in that instead of challenging distressing thoughts by looking for evidence and coming up with a more rational response (CBT), in ACT, the thought is accepted as a thought, e.g., "I'm having the thought that this boat is going to sink," and then defused using a variety of techniques, which may include mindfulness, metaphors and language. ACT uses three broad categories of techniques: mindfulness, including being present in the moment and defusion techniques; acceptance; and commitment to values-based living.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a comprehensive multi-diagnostic, modularized behavioral intervention designed to treat individuals and groups with severe mental disorders and out-of-control cognitive, emotional and behavioral patterns. It has been commonly viewed as a treatment for individuals meeting criteria for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) with chronic and high-risk suicidality, substance dependence or other disorders. However, over the years, data has emerged demonstrating that DBT is also effective for a wide range of other disorders and problems, most of which are associated with difficulties regulating emotions and associated cognitive and behavioral patterns.
Experiential therapy is a form of therapy that encourages clients to identify and address hidden or subconscious issues through experiences such as role-playing, guided imagery, the use of props, and a range of other activities.
Some individuals may not have the time or means to get to the office for face-to-face therapy. In these cases, telehealth options are available if clinically appropriate. Please call to discuss this option or speak with your therapist. Note that these services are not covered by insurance.
Individual therapy is typically 45 to 60 minutes in length, depending on symptom severity and functioning impairment. Most insurance companies only reimburse for one 60 minute intake session, and 45 minute follow up psychotherapy sessions.
EAP Counseling sessions are 50 minutes in length.
No shows and cancellations within 24 hours from the time of service will be charged the full cost of the appointment at the time of the service.
Full Cost: This does not mean your copay amount, it means the amount you pay + your insurance company pays (the full cost of the service).
24 Hours: 24 hours means 24 hours from the time of the service, not same day cancellations. If you have an appointment on Tuesday at 10:00 AM, you latest you are allowed to cancel your appointment without incurring any fees is Monday at 9:59 AM.
Our providers prepare for your service ahead of time and confirm the time you reserve for your appointment. Cancellations made less than 24 hours from the time of service are unable to be offered to someone else and booked with such short notice. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation with this policy.