Therapy Approach

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy focuses on the negative feelings and thoughts associated with traumatic events or negative life experiences. Our brains have a natural way of healing. With traumatic experiences though, our brains sometimes get “stuck”. EMDR therapy helps our brains to process these events so we no longer experience the harmful, negative thoughts, and feelings associated with the event. When participating in EMDR, it is not necessary to talk a lot about the traumatic event. Kathie uses bilateral stimulation in the form of eye movements, sounds, or tapping to help you process these negative experiences. EMDR is evidenced-based to treat PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Phobias, and several other mental health issues. EMDR can be used in conjunction with traditional talk therapy. Both adults and children can benefit from EMDR therapy.
Cognitive Therapy

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is an evidenced based therapy treatment for children and adolescents who have experienced trauma such as abuse, violence, accidents or grief. This type of therapy highly involves parents or caregivers in the treatment process. When a child experiences a trauma, it affects the parents as well. This type of therapy provides support and education to parents about trauma so they can better understand and support their child. TF-CBT helps improve trauma related symptoms and behaviors.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy offers a practical approach to solving your problems. Through this therapy approach, we’ll change your pattern of thinking to allow you to feel positive feelings and experience relief from constant stressors. We’ll determine the reasoning behind specific difficulties you’re facing, ranging anywhere from feelings of anxiety and depression to even sleep disorders. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy focuses on your specific thoughts and beliefs and how these cognitive processes relate to the way you behave or deal with your problems. This therapy is a form of psychotherapy combined with behavioral therapy, and can have many positive results that will last you a lifetime.

ACES Survey

The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Survey is a questionnaire that helps determine childhood abuse and neglect or overall household challenges. This survey helps us to better understand the behavioral factors that stem from childhood abuse. It’s important to address these situations to determine how to treat an individual and to prevent any further damage from happening. The survey ask questions such as, do adults in your household often humiliate you? Are you afraid of being physically hurt? And it also asks questions regarding possible sexual abuse. This questionnaire is important in finding problems, addressing those problems and therefore working to find solutions. The survey is completely confidential and the results are not shared with outside parties.

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