“One moment the world is as it is. The next, it is something entirely different. Something it has never been before.” ― Anne Rice, Pandora
Psychotherapists practice therapies based on what is the right fit for each individual client while choosing evidence based therapies so the client can complete therapy in the most efficient manner. Sometimes this means one therapy is used over the course of treatment but more often it is an integrated approach that uses more than one therapy working in depth. The ability to see client’s strengths from differing perspectives and match the therapy that works best for the client is what you can expect in therapy using these various therapies outlined below.
- EMDR – is a neurological therapy that changes the way the brain has dealt with traumatic memories in the past and allows for the correction of proper brain processing by activating the parts of the brain that allow for distancing of the past and making connections to the present while increasing rational perceptions and reducing emotional intensity. It uses bilateral brain stimulation to reduce generalized anxiety, panic disorders, primary trauma, secondary trauma, adjustment stress and complex PTSD. The client learns to hold accurate perceptions of the trauma at a different emotional level then when they originally occurred.
- Psychodynamic Therapy – is talk therapy that allows the client to increase their awareness of how past events and family dynamics may influence current everyday behavior. When a client is experiencing relationship hardship or conflict then using genograms and past learnings can change the way we see where we have been and allow us to create a new beginning. It is especially helpful for clients experiencing depression, or who are having difficulty maintaining current relationships in a healthy way. Much of this therapy will use skills such as healthy boundary setting to achieve a greater sense of relationship with others with whom they live or work.
- Attachment Therapy – is talk therapy for clients who have difficulty with relationships as a result of maladaptive learning in childhood. Everyone has an attachment style that can be understood by learning how their attachment style was formed in childhood and which may no longer be effective now in adult relationships. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) can often predict future health risk behaviors and deficits in social, emotional and mental development. Therapy is addressed in a compassionate way to increase secure healthy attachments to client’s family and friends.