Types of Therapies

We are trained to use various therapy techniques. Our intake coordinator will talk with you about the reasons for your call and find you an appointment with the therapist whose techniques are most suited for your respective concerns. The therapy techniques we use the most often include the following:

PSYCHOTHERAPY: Psychotherapy is more commonly known as “talk therapy.” Its goals are to identify and understand the nature of the problem, figure out the etiology and determine ways to bring relief to the symptoms. This may be done via “insight-oriented therapy” (assess the reasons for the concerns and how to resolve them), “interpersonal therapy” (focuses on behaviors and interactions that cause stress with family or friends), or “behavioral/cognitive therapy” (learning to change the distressing behaviors).

SPIRITUAL: Spiritual therapy is also known as pastoral counseling. This type of therapy takes one’s religious and spiritual beliefs into account and incorporates them into the healing process. It is not reliant on any particular religious orientation. The goal of spiritual therapy is to help each client explore their own belief systems, how these beliefs impact their understanding of themselves and the issues they choose to focus on. Spiritual counseling may used in correlation with other psychodynamic therapies.

EMDR: EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy. It is a specific therapy that is widely used for trauma and phobias. The goal of EMDR is to “desensitize” the client to the trauma or phobia which is causing them distress and then “reprocess” it in a nontraumatic way. All of these therapies may be done in different formats–individual, couple or family. Our intake coordinator will help you best determine which therapy modality best suits your needs.

IFS:  IFS stands for Internal Family Systems Therapy, also known as “Parts’ Work”.  Similar to EMDR it is widely used to help people work through experiences that have occurred in their life that have left them STUCK with negative thoughts, feelings and beliefs about themselves.  The therapist and client work together to “reparent” these stuck parts with the goal of moving forward to different healthier beliefs.


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