individual therapy

Individual Therapy

The goal of psychotherapy is to provide insight and new perspectives into one’s life to increase the quality of experience. There is a theory of therapy that states that people’s moods are a direct result of their belief systems, including ones we may not at first be consciously aware of. Through gaining insight into past patterns and changing one’s view of the present, people may be able to experience life in a more positive and meaningful way, allowing them to function at their best.

Psychotherapists understand that individuals may respond to different forms of therapy in various ways, and draw on extensive experience to take into account the client’s personality, the nature of the problem being discussed, and the larger treatment plan.

When working with clients, the primary goal is to create an emotionally safe environment where any topic or issue can be discussed in a professional and confidential manner.

Psychotherapists working with us use the following modalities:

Therapy for Trauma

Trauma-informed therapy is any therapy aimed at helping people overcome psychological traumas. A trauma is any situation that overwhelms our ability to cope. Generally, the goals of therapy are to reduce or eliminate any symptoms connected to trauma, build better coping skills, educate about trauma, and to reclaim personal power. There are a variety of types of therapy used in assisting clients to process traumas, and these modalities can be used together or alone. Therapies psychotherapists affiliated with us offer are:

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): A highly effective therapy that treats trauma. It goes beyond talk therapy to a deeper level in order to rewire our brains from the trauma experience. This therapy is highly recognized by various national and international organizations including but not limited to: The American Psychiatric Association, the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the World Health Organization. For more information on EMDR please visit,
  • Trauma Resilience Model (TRM): A therapy that helps clients get “unstuck” after a trauma. This model introduces a somatic experiencing component in processing traumas. TRM focuses on the nervous system and the body to process the distress. Clients will learn helpful tools to use during moments of distress and better ways to control distressful emotions.
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT): A specific type of CBT that focuses on trauma. This evidenced-based treatment is designed as a shorter-term structured model that walks clients through understanding their thoughts, emotions and behaviors tied to the trauma experience. TF-CBT educates clients to help with building better strategies and skills to cope and process the trauma(s).
  • Post-Induction Therapy Model (PIT) by Pia Melody: Formulated by Pia Melody’s extensive work over the years in recognizing and identifying adult issues and addressing underlying childhood traumas appropriately and most effectively. This model focuses on developmental immaturity that can lead codependency, love addiction/avoidance and dysfunctional adult attachment styles.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) focuses on examining the patterns and relationships between thoughts, feelings, and actions that form our life experience. With CBT, clients may learn strategies, skills, and practices to use on an ongoing basis in their lives to increase their quality of experience. CBT has been studied extensively and is scientifically proven to be effective in clinical trials for a variety of disorders.

Psychodynamic Therapy

Psychodynamic therapy aids clients in achieving higher levels of self-awareness and understanding of how their unconscious thinking may affect their conscious behavior. In this methodology, clients may explore thoughts feelings, early-life experiences, and patterns of behavior. Psychodynamic therapy can be a tool to metabolize and integrate how past experiences shape current behavior, and reach resolution.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

An offshoot of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) was created for treating chronically suicidal and self-harming individuals, particularly those with Borderline Personality Disorder. DBT has proven to be effective for BPD, but also can be helpful to a variety of other populations. The term ‘Dialectical’ refers to the central balance in this form of therapy between acceptance and change. DBT may involve learning coping skills for use in daily life, and working on validation and acceptance of uncomfortable thoughts, feelings, or behaviors.

Motivational Enhancement Therapy

Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) is typically used in addiction treatment to help resolve the client’s ambivalence about recovery and transformation. MET is recognized as a tool to rapidly gain control over the mental challenges linked to substance abuse, and provide clarity to the client. MET can grow intrinsic motivation, commitment to change, and receptiveness to the recovery process.

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