Emotional Health Services
When we first start working together, we will have a conversation regarding how I may be able to support your child and your family.
Together, we will decide if we will start with individual child therapy, family therapy, parent coaching, individual adult therapy, or a combination of therapies.
At that time, I will also recommend a model, or models, of therapy based on your needs.
I am certified in a variety of models, see below to get an idea of what some of them entail.
Types of Emotional Health Services
Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)
WIth results in as few as 1-5 sessions, ART uses relaxing eye movements and a technique called Voluntary Memory/Image Replacement to change the way in which negative images are stored in the brain. The end result is that traumas and difficult life experiences will no longer trigger strong emotions or physical reactions. Importantly, clients do not even have to talk about their traumas or difficult life experiences to achieve recovery.
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy
TF-CBT is an evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents, ages 3 to 18 impacted by trauma. The model helps alleviate emotional problems such as symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety, or depression related to traumatic life events. It can be used with children and adolescents who have experienced a single trauma or multiple traumas in their lives.
Child Parent Psychotherapy
CPP is an evidenced-based treatment for children aged 0-5 who have experienced at least one traumatic event. The treatment is based in attachment theory but also integrates psychodynamic, developmental, trauma, social learning, and cognitive behavioral theories. Therapeutic sessions include the child and primary caregiver. The goal of CPP is to strengthen the relationship between a child and their caregiver as a way to heal and increase safety and security.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
MBSR is a healing approach that combines meditation, mindfulness, and yoga. The model aims to reduce overall stress and emotional reactivity and to gain a deeper sense of calm.
Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
PCIT is an evidence-based treatment for young children with behavioral problems such as hitting, biting, yelling, refusing to do things, running away, and others. It is a two phase model done with the child and primary caregiver together. The phases focus on building trust and attachment through play and learning how to effectively manage disruptive behavior.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
The main goal of therapists who use dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is to strike a balance between validation (acceptance) of who you are and your challenges and the benefits of change.
You will learn skills in four categories to improve your emotional health and relationships: mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotion regulation.