Therapy and Techniques
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy utilizes a wide variety of well researched techniques to help shift thinking, mood, and actions. CBT can be used to help address different symptoms and improve relationships with ourselves and others. Some techniques can include: Mindfulness, relaxation, journaling, and communication exercises.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy incorporates exercises to help improve our ability to manage difficult emotions and actions. It also can allow an opportunity to better understand and improve relationships with others. DBT can be helpful in managing different mood disorders, worry, impulse control, anger issues, self-harm and improving self esteem.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR is a unique therapy that has been researched to help process traumatic experiences. It has also been shown effective in helping with depression, anxiety, phobias and other concerns.
Mindfulness and Relaxation Practice
Mindfulness is the practice of increased awareness, non-judgmentally, in the here and now. Easier said than done right? Mindfulness has become a mainstay in different therapies due to the increased understanding of how it can help improve quality of life.
Relaxation techniques incorporate thinking and behavioral approaches to help better manage mood and anxiety symptoms. They can also help with every day stressors we may encounter!
I may utilize different mindfulness and relaxation techniques in my practice depending on symptoms and specific goals developed in session.