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Accelerated Resolution Therapy

Are you struggling with PTSD or trauma and looking for a faster path to healing?

Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) may be the answer you’ve been searching for. Our experienced therapists specialize in this innovative approach, known for its remarkable speed and efficacy in relieving trauma-related symptoms.

In just a few sessions, many individuals experience significant relief and lasting transformation. Discover the power of ART for healing and self-discovery. Let’s explore how this accelerated therapy can bring relief and hope in record time. Start your journey to healing today.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that is focused on helping individuals identify and manage the underlying causes of their mental and emotional struggles. CBT is a highly effective treatment method used to reduce symptoms associated with a range of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, eating disorders, and substance abuse. By examining the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, CBT can help individuals gain insight into how their thoughts create their feelings and behaviors, thereby empowering them to make lasting changes in their lives.

In child therapy:

CBT helps children understand the link between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It encourages them to identify and challenge negative thought patterns and replace them with healthier, more positive ones. CBT can be especially effective in treating conditions such as anxiety, depression, and ADHD in children.

Cognitive Processing Therapy

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is a type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy commonly used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, and other trauma. CPT works by focusing on changing thoughts and beliefs related to the distressing traumatic experience or event. When working with a therapist, you’ll identify and challenge negative thought patterns and work to replace them with more balanced ones. Oftentimes, you’ll write about the event so that you can process and make sense of the traumatic experience. As a result of CPT, you may experience improved emotional regulation, increased self-esteem, and greater control over your emotions.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

DBT, or Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, is a type of therapy that has been scientifically proven to help individuals struggling with a variety of mental health issues. It works by teaching people mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness skills. DBT is most often used to treat borderline personality disorder, as well as anxiety disorders, depression, and eating disorders. With the help of a qualified therapist, clients can learn to become more skilled at managing their emotions and developing healthier relationships. DBT can be an incredibly powerful tool for those who are looking to gain control over their mental health and live a more fulfilling life.

In child therapy:

DBT is a type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that focuses on helping children manage their emotions and cope with stress. DBT teaches skills in four areas: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. It’s often used for adolescents who have difficulties with emotion regulation or are exhibiting self-harming behaviors.

Exposure Response & Prevention Therapy

Exposure & Response Prevention (ERP) Therapy is a type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). It is often used to help individuals with OCD and related conditions. With ERP Therapy, you are exposed to situations or objects that cause a trigger and work towards reducing resulting compulsive or ritualistic behaviors. Similar to Exposure Therapy, you work with a therapist to identify a hierarchy of situations you can be exposed to over time. You start with the least anxiety-provoking situation and work towards exposure to the highest anxiety-provoking situation. When you are exposed to these experiences, you aim to reduce compulsive and ritualistic behaviors and gradually learn to tolerate the discomfort associated with exposure to the feared stimuli.

In child therapy:

ERP is a form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that’s often used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in children. The therapy involves gradually exposing the child to the thoughts, images, objects, and situations that make them anxious and preventing the accompanying compulsive behavior. Over time, this can help children manage their anxiety and reduce their obsessive-compulsive behaviors.

Exposure Therapy

Exposure Therapy is a type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) intended to help overcome fears and anxieties. To do this, you are gradually exposed to the feared object or situation in a safe and controlled environment. Together with the therapist, you will determine a gradual hierarchy of the feared situations or objects that you work through over time. It is commonly used for anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and PTSD. However, it may be used in other situations. Exposure Therapy can help reduce the intensity of anxiety, improve emotional regulation, and ultimately lead to greater self-esteem.

Internal Family Systems

Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy is based on the idea that the mind is made up of multiple sub-personalities or “parts.” Each of these parts has its own viewpoints, emotions, and characteristics.

In IFS Therapy, the therapist will help the client identify and understand each of the parts that make them whole. By deepening the relationship with each part, there is an opportunity to gain insight into the patterns and beliefs causing distress.

IFS is used for a variety of concerns, including trauma, depression, anxiety, and interpersonal relationships. It can also be used for personal growth, self-understanding, and self-development.
Start feeling more whole by understanding the “parts” that make you you!

Play Therapy

Play Therapy is most often used with children and involves using play as a way for children to communicate and express themselves. Kids naturally use play to explore their environment and emotions. Thus, it is a great way to help children express their feelings and work through psychological issues. As part of play therapy, the therapist may use a variety of materials and techniques that are engaging for children. For example, puppets, dolls, art materials, or sand play. It is used in both individual and group settings for various mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, trauma, and behavioral difficulties, and can be used in individual or group therapy settings.

Prolonged Exposure

Prolonged Exposure (PE) is a therapy for treating trauma-related conditions like PTSD. In PE, a trained therapist helps individuals confront and process their traumatic memories through gradual steps. These steps include education about PTSD, learning relaxation techniques, facing avoided situations, discussing traumatic memories in detail, and reframing thoughts.

The goal is to reduce avoidance behaviors and emotional distress linked to the trauma. This therapy aims to help individuals regain control over their lives and reduce PTSD symptoms by directly addressing their traumatic experiences.

Sand Tray Therapy

Sand tray therapy is a therapeutic approach that involves the use of a tray filled with sand and various miniature objects or figurines. During a sand tray therapy session, clients are encouraged to create scenes or landscapes in the sand using these miniature items. The therapist may observe and engage in a dialogue with the client about the created scenes.

This form of therapy is often used in play therapy with children but can also be effective with adults. It provides a non-verbal and symbolic means for clients to express their thoughts, emotions, and inner experiences. The therapist interprets the client’s creations and helps them gain insights into their feelings, conflicts, and unconscious processes. Sand tray therapy can be particularly useful in addressing issues related to trauma, grief, self-exploration, and emotional expression. It allows clients to explore and work through their inner world in a safe and creative way.

Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is a collaborative approach to therapy that focuses on identifying and achieving goals in the present while keeping the future in mind. SFBT is widely used to help people with a range of psychological and emotional conditions such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, relationship issues, and more. It is based on the belief that clients are experts in their own lives and have the capacity to resolve their own issues. By focusing on what’s working and what can be changed, SFBT offers a positive outlook and a sense of empowerment that can help clients achieve their desired outcomes quickly and efficiently.

WPATH Trained Clinicians

Some of our team is World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) trained. WPATH is an international organization that promotes evidence-based care, education, research, and advocacy for transgender and gender-diverse individuals. This training is meant to ensure that healthcare professionals understand the specific needs and experiences of transgender and gender-diverse individuals. Our team members have undergone training on how to provide gender-affirming care including areas such as gender-affirming therapy, gender-confirmation surgeries, and other mental health supports.

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