EMDR is an 8-phase therapy that focuses on past negative and traumatic events that effect current problems. Once a traumatic memory is identified in session, the focus will be directed to an external stimuli, such as tapping or eye movements. During this process, new insights, memories and associations are formed. EMDR is effective in treating PTSD, anxiety, depression, conduct problems, grief and loss issues and many more conditions.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a short-term, structured, goal-oriented practical psychotherapy aimed to resolve negative thinking and behaviors that lead to problems such as depression and anxiety.
“Studies of CBT have shown it to be an effective treatment for a wide variety of mental illnesses, including depression and anxiety disorders.” ~National Alliance on Mental Illness, 2016
Group therapy is very effective for the treatment of depression, anxiety, PTSD and bereavement. Although sometimes used alone, group therapy is more often combined with individual therapy and medication if necessary. Using a reparative and supportive approach in group, members share strengths and experiences to support others.
Interpersonal Psychotherapy is a brief and structured psychotherapy modality. Treatment may last between 12 to 16 weekly sessions, depending on the individual. Focus is on key relationships in the clients’ life and past experiences. Interpersonal Psychotherapy will help a client accept pain related to the loss, communicate with others about the loss and utilize existing relationships to form new attachments.
I also incorporate Complicated Grief Therapy, Crisis Intervention, Motivational Interviewing, and Problem Solving Therapy in my work.