While we are guided by our values we are always growing our expertise by delving deeper into the modalities we specialize in and adding new things along the way. These are a few of the primary ways that we treat the concerns of our clients.

Embodied Recovery for Eating Disorders

Embodied Recovery for Eating Disorders (ERED) is a compassionate approach that focuses on reconnecting individuals with the wisdom of their bodies and promoting holistic healing. It emphasizes self-compassion, intuitive eating, body acceptance, challenging societal and even therapeutic norms and fostering a positive relationship with food and movement. To learn more about embodied recovery for eating disorders, you can visit the Embodied Recovery website.

Somatic Experiencing

Somatic Experiencing (SE) is a therapeutic approach that focuses on resolving symptoms of trauma and chronic stress by engaging with the body’s natural self-regulation and healing mechanisms. It recognizes that trauma is not only psychological but also physiological, impacting the nervous system’s response to stress. SE sessions involve gentle exploration of bodily sensations associated with past traumatic experiences, allowing individuals to renegotiate their relationship with these memories in a safe environment. To learn more about Somatic Experiencing, you can explore the official website of the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute.

Safe and Sound Protocol

The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) is a therapeutic intervention that aims to regulate the autonomic nervous system and improve social engagement by listening to specially filtered music. It is designed to reduce symptoms of anxiety, trauma, and stress by stimulating the neural pathways involved in auditory processing and regulation. The SSP protocol involves a series of listening sessions over a specified period, gradually introducing the nervous system to the auditory stimuli. To learn more about the ever growing research backing of Safe and Sound Protocol and access additional resources, you can visit the Integrated Listening Systems (iLs) website.

Internal Family Systems

Internal Family Systems (IFS) is a therapeutic approach that views the mind as a complex system of “parts,” each with its own unique qualities, emotions, and beliefs. Developed by Dr. Richard Schwartz, who was inspired by his work with a client who had an Eating Disorder, IFS helps individuals explore and understand these internal parts, fostering compassion, curiosity, and cooperation among them. By building a harmonious relationship with these inner aspects, individuals can achieve greater self-awareness, emotional healing, and personal transformation. To learn more about Internal Family Systems therapy, you can explore the official website of the IFS Institute.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a form of cognitive-behavioral therapy that focuses on helping individuals develop psychological flexibility by accepting their thoughts and feelings rather than struggling with or avoiding them. It encourages clients to clarify their values and take committed action towards living a meaningful life aligned with those values, even in the presence of difficult emotions or circumstances. ACT techniques include mindfulness, acceptance, cognitive defusion, and value-based goal setting.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy that combines principles of acceptance and change to help individuals develop skills for managing emotions, building healthy relationships, and coping with distress. It emphasizes mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance techniques. To learn more about DBT and access additional resources, you can visit Behavioral Tech, LLC, which offers training, workshops, and materials on DBT.

Cognitive Processing Therapy

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is a specialized form of cognitive-behavioral therapy designed to help individuals recover from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by addressing and challenging unhelpful beliefs and thoughts related to the traumatic event. It focuses on understanding and reshaping how traumatic experiences are processed, ultimately leading to a reduction in PTSD symptoms and an improved sense of well-being. CPT typically involves structured sessions that guide individuals through cognitive restructuring exercises and encourages the development of healthier coping strategies.

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is an evidence-based treatment designed to help children, adolescents, and their families overcome the impact of traumatic experiences. It combines cognitive-behavioral techniques with trauma-specific interventions to address symptoms related to trauma, such as flashbacks, nightmares, and avoidance behaviors. TF-CBT focuses on providing psychoeducation, teaching coping skills, processing traumatic memories, and enhancing family communication and support. To learn more about Trauma-Focused CBT and access additional resources, you can visit the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) website.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a widely used psychotherapeutic approach that focuses on identifying and modifying unhelpful thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. It is based on the premise that our thoughts influence our feelings and behaviors, and by changing these thoughts, we can change how we feel and act. CBT techniques include cognitive restructuring, behavioral activation, exposure therapy, and problem-solving skills training.

NeuroAffective Relational Model

The NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM) is a therapeutic approach designed to address complex trauma by focusing on the impact of developmental and relational trauma on individuals’ nervous systems and sense of self. NARM aims to help clients develop a coherent sense of self and healthy relationships by exploring patterns of disconnection and dysregulation stemming from early relational experiences. This method integrates somatic and psychodynamic approaches, emphasizing the importance of both understanding and regulating the nervous system’s response to past trauma.

Child Parent Psychotherapy

Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) is an evidence-based therapy designed to enhance the parent-child relationship and support the healthy development of young children who have experienced trauma or other adversities. CPP focuses on strengthening the attachment bond between the child and their caregiver, promoting emotional regulation, and addressing the effects of trauma on the family system. This therapeutic approach involves both the child and their caregiver(s) in sessions, providing a safe space for exploration, expression, and healing.

Emotionally Focused Therapy

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is an evidence-based approach for couples, individuals and families. In work with couples and families, EFT aims to strengthen emotional bonds and promote secure attachment between partners. In individual therapy, EFT can help to increase the capacity for connection as It focuses on identifying and transforming negative interaction patterns that undermine trust and intimacy, while fostering greater emotional responsiveness and empathy. EFT helps couples create a more secure and satisfying connection by exploring underlying emotions, needs, and attachment styles. To learn more about Emotionally Focused Therapy and access additional resources, you can visit the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT) website.