Modalities of Therapy
Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) is a streamlined approach to trauma. EMDR include creating safety through stabilization of disturbing symptoms such as suicidality, substance abuse, medical conditions, etc. Safety also entails strengthening internal resources through positive visual imagery, mindfulness, deep breathing, and grounding through our five senses. Another important element of EMDR is achieving dual awareness while talking about one’s trauma.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is fundamentally about building insight into how and why we think the way we do. As we live our lives, we interpret what is going on around us and form beliefs and understandings of the world. These meanings affect how we perceive the world, and we behave accordingly. The role of a CBT therapist is to help their clients to understand and examine their beliefs: to help them to make sense of meanings and how they navigate the world
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a modified type of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). The role of a DBT therapist is to teach people how to live in the moment, develop healthy ways to cope with stress, regulate their emotions, and improve their relationships with others.DBT was originally intended to treat borderline personality disorder (BPD), but it has been adapted to treat other mental health conditions.
Emotionally focused therapy (EFT) is used to improve attachment and bonding in adult relationships. While often used for couples, it has also been adapted for use with families. This treatment can help couples and family members form a more secure emotional bond, which can result in stronger relationships and improved communication.
The core belief is that people to embrace their thoughts and feelings rather than fighting or feeling guilty for them. It may seem confusing at first, but ACT paired with mindfulness-based therapy offers clinically effective treatment.