Our Approaches To Treatment
Our practice uses a variety of treatment approaches, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy & Acceptance & Commitment Therapy. Each client's treatment plan is tailored to their specific needs and may include a combination of treatment styles.
What is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?
CBT is a short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment that takes a practical approach to problem-solving. CBT focuses on changing people's attitudes and behavior by encouraging patients to challenge distorted thoughts, thus changing the way they feel and their destructive patterns of behavior. Through CBT, clients learn that their perceptions directly influence their responses to specific situations.
What is Interpersonal Therapy?
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) is a time-limited, focused approach to treat a variety of disorders, including postpartum mood and anxiety disorders. The main goal of IPT is to improve the quality of a client’s relationships and social functioning to help reduce their distress. IPT provides strategies to resolve problems within four key areas: interpersonal deficits, unresolved grief, difficult life transitions, and interpersonal disputes.
What is Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)?
Solution Focused Brief Therapy concentrates on finding solutions in the present time. This method takes the approach that the client knows what they need to do to improve their own life and, with the appropriate coaching and questioning, are capable of finding the best solutions. SFBT involves first developing a vision of one’s future and the therapist offers support as the client determines the skills, resources, and abilities needed to achieve that vision successfully.
What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)?
Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) is an action-oriented approach to therapy. Clients learn to stop avoiding, denying, and struggling with their inner emotions and, instead, use mindfulness to accept that these deeper feelings are appropriate responses to certain situations. With this understanding, clients begin to accept their issues and hardships and commit to making values-based changes in their behavior.