Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
CBT is an intervention widely used among therapists and focuses on how our thoughts (cognitions) affect how we feel about ourselves and the environment around us which affects how we behave towards others, ourselves, and our environment. If we think positively we tend feel and behave in a healthy manner. If our thoughts tend to be more negative, which is normal, we feel and think in a negative way (negative self-talk) and tend to behave using negative coping skills (excessive worry, impulsive behaviors, doom scrolling, isolation, for example).
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
DBT is one of the best strategies for stress management, teaching proper coping strategies. DBT brings about healing by focusing on changing unhealthy behaviors and accepting where you are in life now. DBT focuses on teaching four skills that target a component of stress management: mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance (being resilient during difficult times), and interpersonal effectiveness (advocating for yourself).
Solution Focused Therapy (SFBT)
SFBT is an intervention that focuses on goals and solutions rather than problems. SFBT is future oriented rather than being stuck in the past and can create motivation and hope to elicit a desired change in behavior.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
The goal of ACT is to help clients use acceptance to manage negative thoughts, feelings, or circumstances. By increasing our acceptance, we increase our mental flexibility and become more present in our lives.
Positive psychology is a research-based intervention that focuses on a person’s strengths. Through collaboration, therapists concentrate on a client’s positive experiences, positive traits, and characteristics, working to create life satisfaction and build up confidence, self-esteem, and hope.
Strength-based therapy is a goal-oriented approach that considers how a client processes their thoughts and emotions. Through therapist and client collaboration, a client’s strengths are explored, and clients are encouraged to utilize their strengths to work through challenges that they would like to improve.
Trauma Responsive Care
Trauma-responsive care recognizes and responds to the impact trauma has on clients and their family members. The guiding principles that our therapists utilize with our clients are safety, choice, collaboration, trustworthiness, and empowerment.