Our Approaches To Treatment
Our practice uses a variety of treatment approaches, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy & Mindful Self-Compassion. 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 Mindful Self-Compassion?
There are three elements of self-compassion: self-kindness, common humanity and mindfulness. Self-compassion involves responding in the same supportive and understanding way you would with a good friend when you have a difficult time, fail, or notice something you don’t like about yourself. With self-compassion we mindfully accept that the moment is painful, and embrace ourselves with kindness and care in response, remembering that imperfection is part of the shared human experience.