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Therapeutic Approaches & Modalities

The therapeutic approaches offered by the Center utilize evidence based methods in an integrated protocol.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
WHAT IT IS

CBT is a therapeutic approach that systematically analyzes and corrects the way we think which directly effects our mood and the way we behave.

HOW IT WORKS

Therapists work with the patient to assess their thought processes, distortions and thinking errors, automatic negative thoughts and irrational perceptions which interfere with daily functioning and our lives. Therapists assist the patient to correct their negative thought processes to perceive the world more accurately, feel better and cope with their daily lives and relationships more effectively.

Psychodynamic Therapy
WHAT IT IS

This therapeutic approach explores the underlying mechanisms, causal factors, and patterns that exist during the patient’s interactions with others, often replaying the themes of childhood and family relationships. These patterns may be destructive and repetitive which are reexamined and resolved during the process of therapy in a supportive and interpretive environment.

HOW IT WORKS

A Psychodynamic approach enriches the patient’s life and allows the patient to progress in a healthy and growing manner to achieve a more highly developed and satisfying pattern of relationship interaction in their family and marriage.

Marital and Couple Therapy
WHAT IT IS

Marital and Couple Therapy involves both spouses working together with a Psychologist to identify, express, and resolve conflicts regarding communication, sexual difficulties, intimacy, and improving the relationship.

HOW IT WORKS

The Psychologist sees both spouses to identify the conflicts and work towards a resolution to improve marital and couple intimacy, communication, connection, increase shared activities , to facilitate marital satisfaction and promote a long lasting trusting bond. Challanges with work stress raising children, financial pressures offen create undue stress on marriages and relationships. Conflict resolution and enhancing the relationship rather than divorce are often goals.

Family Systems Counseling
WHAT IT IS

This counseling approach examines the structure and interactions of the entire family system as the family works together to listen and understand each other’s unique needs and feelings in a supportive and mediated manner.

HOW IT WORKS

Family therapy allows the patient to understand the family of origin historical patterns that reflect a multigenerational style of interaction among family members. Family systems counseling allows the family to develop new productive methods of communication and behavior to live in a more harmonious manner.

Integrated Psychotherapy
WHAT IT IS

An integrated therapeutic approach involves the use of methods and techniques from a variety of disciplines to provide a comprehensive and personalized treatment plan to meet the needs of individuals.

HOW IT WORKS

Integrated cognitive and dynamic approaches are employed as needed to provide a comprehensive more holistic approach.

Pastoral Counseling
WHAT IT IS

The pastoral counselor combines a variety of approaches with a sensitivity and emphasis on the spiritual needs of the client.

HOW IT WORKS

The counselor assists the client with the integration of their thoughts and behaviors with their spiritual beliefs.

Mind Body Integration
WHAT IT IS

Therapists assist the client with increasing their awareness of the interaction of the mind and thoughts on the body.

HOW IT WORKS

The counselor helps the client refocus the importance of having the mind and body in synchrony to produce a calm and balanced integration promoting harmony and wellness.

Relaxation and Stress Management
WHAT IT IS

The therapist works with the person in the identification of physical symptoms, emotional symptoms, and thought processes  which are generating stress, and utilizes techniques to reduce tension.

HOW IT WORKS

Deep muscle relaxation, guided visual imagery are utilized to to enhance relaxation and a feeling of calmness to reduce stress and to assist in achieving a healthy balance.

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