Our Approach to Therapy
We understand the importance of offering a diverse range of therapy modalities to meet the unique needs of our clients. Our therapists are trained in these modalities and will integrate them into your treatment plan based on your specific goals and challenges. We believe in the power of a holistic approach that addresses the mind, body, and emotions to foster lasting healing and growth. Some of the evidence based Modalities used by our therapist are:
Somatic Therapy: Somatic therapy recognizes the mind-body connection and focuses on the integration of physical sensations, emotions, and thoughts to promote healing. This modality acknowledges that trauma and emotional distress can be stored in the body, leading to physical symptoms and psychological imbalances. Somatic therapy techniques, such as body awareness, breathwork, movement, and touch, help clients access and release stored tension, trauma, and emotions. By engaging the body's wisdom, somatic therapy supports clients in developing a greater sense of embodiment, resilience, and overall well-being.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT): CBT is a highly effective and extensively researched therapy modality. It focuses on identifying and challenging negative thought patterns and beliefs that contribute to emotional distress. Through collaborative exploration, clients gain insight into the connections between their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. They learn practical strategies to reframe negative thinking, develop healthier coping mechanisms, and make positive changes in their lives. CBT empowers individuals to take an active role in managing their mental health and achieving lasting well-being.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): DBT is particularly beneficial for individuals struggling with emotional dysregulation, self-destructive behaviors, and difficulties in interpersonal relationships. It combines elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy with mindfulness techniques. DBT helps clients develop skills in emotional regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and mindfulness. Through individual therapy, skills training groups, and phone coaching, clients learn to navigate intense emotions, improve relationships, and cultivate a greater sense of self-acceptance and resilience.
Inner Child Work Therapy: Inner child work therapy is a powerful modality that explores and heals unresolved childhood wounds and traumas. It recognizes that our early experiences shape our beliefs, behaviors, and emotional patterns in adulthood. Through guided visualization, dialogue, and experiential exercises, clients connect with their inner child and provide nurturing, validation, and healing to their younger selves. Inner child work therapy helps individuals develop self-compassion, reframe negative beliefs, and cultivate a healthier relationship with themselves and others.
Trauma-Focused Therapy: Trauma-focused therapies, such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), are designed to address the impact of traumatic experiences. These modalities help clients process and heal from trauma, reduce distressing symptoms, and regain a sense of safety and control. Through specialized techniques, clients reprocess traumatic memories, develop healthy coping strategies, and restore a positive sense of self.
ACT is a mindfulness-based therapy that focuses on accepting difficult thoughts and emotions while committing to actions that align with personal values. It helps individuals develop psychological flexibility, allowing them to respond effectively to life's challenges. ACT teaches clients to observe and accept their thoughts and emotions without judgment, identify their core values, and take committed action towards a meaningful life. This modality empowers individuals to live in the present moment, make choices aligned with their values, and cultivate a sense of purpose and fulfillment.
Mindfulness-Based Therapy: Mindfulness-based approaches, such as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), incorporate mindfulness practices to cultivate present-moment awareness and non-judgmental acceptance. These therapies help individuals develop skills to manage stress, anxiety, depression, and enhance overall well-being. By practicing mindfulness, clients learn to observe their thoughts and emotions without getting caught up in them, fostering a greater sense of calm, clarity, and self-compassion.
Family Therapy: Family therapy involves working with individuals and their families to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen relationships. This modality recognizes the influence of family dynamics on individual well-being and aims to create a supportive and nurturing family system. Family therapy helps identify and address patterns of interaction that may contribute to distress, fostering healthier communication, understanding, and connection among family members.
Psychodynamic Therapy: Psychodynamic therapy explores the unconscious processes and unresolved conflicts that may be influencing current thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. This modality emphasizes the therapeutic relationship as a means of understanding and resolving deep-seated issues. By gaining insight into these underlying factors, clients can develop a deeper understanding of themselves, their patterns of relating to others, and make lasting changes in their lives. Psychodynamic therapy promotes self-reflection, self-awareness, and personal growth.