Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), is an evidenced-based treatment applied to a broad range of issues including trauma, anxieties, depression, body dysmorphia, grief, phobias, and OCD.
EMDR accesses the area of the brain that generates creative thinking during REM sleep; allowing the mind to expand its perception of solutions while reducing intensely stressful emotions.
EMDR is proven to shift negative core beliefs into positive ones and capable of healing disturbing memories more rapidly than other treatment modalities.
Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) has roots in many disciplines — among them: interpersonal neurobiology, attachment theory, emotion theory and affective neuroscience, body-focused approaches, and transformational studies.
AEDP therapists seek to undo aloneness and create new transformational experiences in the body through in-depth processing of difficult emotional and relational experiences. The AEDP clinician fosters the emergence of new and healing experiences for the client, and with them resources, resilience and a renewed zest for life.
We are all made up of various parts – our feelings, thoughts and beliefs. How often do we say to ourselves something like “part of me knows I need to work today, but another part of me really wants to relax?” Our parts can be helpful (a ‘manager’ part that helps us get to places on time and work efficiently) or they can be maladaptive (a part that drinks too much, self-harms, or goes into a rage very quickly). And then we have the parts of ourselves that we don’t want to deal with – our hurt, pain, despair, shame, and guilt.
IFS provides a gentle & effective way of looking at our internal system of parts, how they work together, and how we can relieve the pain and burdens we carry. The ultimate goal is to integrate the parts of ourselves and become less conflicted. When we are Self-Led, our parts may still show up but they no longer overwhelm us.
We begin to view ourselves with curiosity, compassion, calmness, clarity, confidence, and courage.
How we think (cognition), how we feel (emotion) and how we act (behavior) all interact together. Our thoughts determine our feelings and our behaviors.
Therefore, negative and unrealistic thoughts can cause us distress and result in problems. CBT aims to help people become aware of when they make negative interpretations, and of behavioral patterns which reinforce the distorted thinking. CBT helps people to develop alternative ways of thinking and behaving which aims to reduce their psychological distress.
DBT provides clients with new skills to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in relationships. DBT specifically focuses on providing therapeutic skills in four key areas.
mindfulness focuses on improving an individual's ability to accept and be present in the current moment.
distress tolerance is geared toward increasing a person’s tolerance of negative emotion, rather than trying to escape from it.
emotion regulation covers strategies to manage and change intense emotions that are causing problems
interpersonal effectiveness consists of techniques that allow a person to communicate with others in a way that is assertive, maintains self-respect, and strengthens relationships.