What is DBT?

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) combines cognitive and behavioral therapy with mindfulness practices. This therapy is designed for clients who struggle with emotional, behavioral and thinking problems. Clients learn to be more mindful of thoughts, feelings and behaviors. They better manage distress and increase impulse control. They regulate their emotions and become more resilient. They improve self-respect and their interpersonal relationships. Our goal is to empower individuals and families to lead happier, healthier lives.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is a comprehensive program composed of weekly individual therapy, skills training group and phone consultation. The skills training group consists of four modules, which includes mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation and interpersonal effectiveness skills. Completion of all four modules typically requires between 8-12 months meeting weekly for a 1.5 hours.

What is EMDR?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR) is a leading, evidenced based treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The Veterans Administration (VA) and the World Health Organization (WHO), consider it a first line treatment for trauma. EMDR integrates components of psychodynamic, cognitive and somatic therapy and has multiple uses besides treating PTSD.

What is CBT?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) focuses on exploring relationships among a person's thoughts, feelings and behaviors. During CBT a therapist will actively work with a person to uncover unhealthy patterns of thought and how they may be causing self-destructive behaviors and beliefs. Studies of CBT have shown it to be an effective treatment for a wide variety of disorders including, anxiety depression, eating disorders and bipolar disorder. Cognitive behavioral therapy has a considerable amount of scientific data supporting its use.

What is TF-CBT?

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is a conjoint parent and child therapy approach to treat children and adolescents who are experiencing significant behavioral and emotional difficulties related to trauma.
It is designed to be short term usually 12 to 16 sessions, but can be provided for longer period depending on the need of the individual child.