Individual Evidence-Based Therapy
Individual Therapy rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy to assist clients with processing emotions, learning effective coping strategies, and forming solutions to improve overall health and wellness.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
What is CBT?
CBT is an evidence-based form of talk therapy (psychotherapy) proven to be effective for a wide range of issues. This type of therapy helps bring awareness to the interconnectedness of one’s emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. Though therapy cannot make stressful situations vanish, CBT helps an individual understand problematic thinking patterns in order to view stressful situations more clearly and react to them more effectively.
How does CBT work?
CBT focuses on present thoughts and beliefs by emphasizing the need to identify, challenge, and change one’s views on a situation. Part of this process includes identifying distortions or perceptions that are negatively affecting behavior. Common distortions include jumping to conclusions, catastrophic thinking, overgeneralization, and black and white thinking. Once an individual comes to see a situation through a different lens, distress often decreases, and they can make decisions and behavioral changes that will benefit them in the long-term.
What types of disorders and life changes does CBT help with?
- Eating Disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Personality Disorders
- Sleep Disorders
- Chronic Pain
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Relationship Issues
- Adjusting to new life changes or medical conditions
- Post-Concussion Syndrome
- Somatic Symptom Disorder
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
What is SFBT?
SFBT is an evidence-based approach to psychotherapy rooted in building solutions. This approach recognizes the importance of present problems and past circumstances however, SFBT primarily unearths an individual’s current strengths and focuses on achieving future goals.
What types of issues would SFBT help with?
- Stress management
- Anxiety disorders
- Big life changes
- Relationship difficulties
- Conflict Management
- Communication struggles
Benefits of SFBT:
Solution-focused therapy is a time efficient strategy, focusing on solutions rather than deeply evaluating problems, allowing for change to happen quickly. Though true SFBT tends to be short-term (6 weeks), this therapy can be intertwined with CBT (generally 12 to 20 weeks) to help resolve deeper rooted issues.
SFBT is a client-centered approach that occurs in a non-judgmental and client-led environment. Client-centered methods can inspire individuals to feel safe diving into areas of change, therefore enhancing positive results. SFBT emphasizes client autonomy and helps build confidence in self-resilience and one’s ability to manage challenging experiences following each session.