Our outpatient therapy services are provided by a skilled group of clinicians who understand the importance of evidenced-based treatments. These services could be provided on an individual, couples, marital, family, or group basis.
Evidenced based treatments offered at this office include:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of therapy that explores the relationships between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. CBT holds the belief system that your thoughts and beliefs direct your feelings and behaviors. Subsequently, it is the aim of CBT to identify, explore, and eliminate distortions in thinking which have led to the symptoms of mental illness. By understanding and recognizing the thought distortions, people learn to modify their patterns of thinking to ultimately improve their mental health and lead a positive life. Those that engage in CBT can expect a goal-directed and problem-solving approach in therapy.
Exposure therapy is a form of cognitive-behavioral therapy, which is often used to treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and phobias. In exposure therapy, the individual learns to gain control over their fear(s). Therapy makes use of learning relaxation techniques, exercises, and guided imagery to gradually work up to facing the central stressor(s).
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy is a research based psychological intervention that is built to effectively assist those dealing with chronic and recurring depression. Those seeking therapy can expect to learn mindfulness strategies to ward off automatic cognitive processes that can trigger a depressive episode. Combining the principals of cognitive therapy and mindfulness meditative techniques, individuals seeking therapy will learn how to become aware and accepting of their thoughts and feelings without judgment. By successfully learning how to prevent or interrupt the negative automatic processes, therapy seekers will be able to proactively, rather than reactively, fight against their depression and lead a healthy psychological disposition.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Acceptance and commitment therapy is an evidence based therapy, which employs acceptance and mindfulness concepts to provide positive behavioral-change and psychological flexibility. Much like mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, ACT attempts to allow the therapy seeker to actively accept and embrace their thoughts, feelings, and memories. It is the goal of ACT to help the therapy seeker to simply observe their psychological situation and break through their psychological rigidity.