EVIDENCE BASED TREATMENTS
Mindfulness and Meditation
Mindfulness entails bringing one’s attention to the experiences of the present moment which can develop through the practice of meditation and through other training that may be learned during session.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is structured, manualized, present-oriented, time-sensitive psychotherapy directed toward solving current problems and teaching clients’ skills to modify dysfunctional thinking and behavior. It’s been proven to be efficacious in treating depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and severe mental illness. It’s been associated with significant progress in improving quality of life and daily functioning.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy educates clients about learning new coping skills such as mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness.
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral therapy is a collaborative psychotherapy involving the child and parent who are experiencing significant emotional and behavioral difficulties related to traumatic life events. Children and parents learn new skills to help process thoughts and feelings related to the trauma; manage and resolve distressing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and enhance safety, growth, parenting skills, and family communication.
Parent Management Training
Parent Management Training is a dyadic and collaborative behavioral intervention aimed at improving the parent-child attachment relationship. This intervention is most appropriate for children ranging from 2 to 9 years and focuses on decreasing defiance, aggression and increasing the child’s social skills and cooperation.
Assertiveness is a response that seeks to maintain a balance between passivity and aggression. Assertiveness training is a form of behavior therapy designed to help individuals empower themselves, promote fairness and equality in human interactions, and promote a positive sense of respect for self and others.
As the name suggests, Solution Focused therapy is brief and emphasizes issues and solutions for current issues versus issues of the past and directs the client toward a short-term goal-oriented approach.
Motivational interviewing is a clinical approach used in counseling which helps clients to target their ambivalence and become motivated to make positive behavioral changes which may interfere with their happiness or health.