We use the below listed treatment models to address: ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder/Conduct Disorder, Assessment of Learning Disorders, Attachment Related Issues, Pervasive Developmental Disorders (Autism, Asperger’s etc.), Parenting Skills, Grief and Loss, Mood Disorders (Depression, Bipolar, etc.), Anxiety Disorders (Panic Disorder, OCD, PTSD, etc.), History of Abuse, Substance Abuse Treatment, Trauma and PTSD.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
CBT looks at our thoughts, feelings and behaviors. CBT therapists understand that by changing the way we think and act in the here-and-now, we can affect the way we feel. CBT also looks at people longitudinally: exploring the origin of beliefs, rules and assumptions which shape an individual's world-view. CBT can be model-driven for a range of disorders, but cases are also be formulated (conceptualized) individually.
Trauma Focused CBT
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is an evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents impacted by trauma and their parents or caregivers. Research shows that TF-CBT successfully resolves a broad array of emotional and behavioral difficulties associated with single, multiple and complex trauma experiences.
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing
EMDR is a therapeutic approach originally developed by Francine Shapiro. Originally EMDR was used for processing traumatic memories in PTSD, but there is increasing evdidence that it can be applied usefully to other conditions where intrusive memories are problematic.
Theraplay® Principle Techniques Attachment Therapy
Theraplay is a child and family therapy for building and enhancing attachment, self-esteem, trust in others, and joyful engagement. It is based on the natural patterns of playful, healthy interaction between parent and child and is personal, physical, and fun. Theraplay interactions focus on four essential qualities found in parent-child relationships: Structure, Engagement, Nurture, and Challenge. Theraplay sessions create an active, emotional connection between the child and parent or caregiver, resulting in a changed view of the self as worthy and lovable and of relationships as positive and rewarding.
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a form of collaborative conversation for strengthening a person's own motivation and commitment to change. It is a person-centered counseling style for addressing the common problem of ambivalence about change by paying particular attention to the language of change. It is designed to strengthen an individual's motivation for and movement toward a specific goal by eliciting and exploring the person's own reasons for change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion.
Training for Adoption Competency
The Center for Adoption Support and Education, in collaboration with its National Advisory Board, developed 18 adoption competencies that serve as the foundation for the TAC and for other adoption competency training programs across the United States. An adoption competent mental health professional understands the nature of adoption as a form of family formation and the different types of adoption. Additionally, an adoption competent mental professional is skilled in using a range of therapies to effectively engage adoptive families toward the mutual goal of helping the child to heal, empowering parents to assume parental entitlement and authority, and assisting adoptive families to strengthen or develop and practice parenting skills that support healthy family relationships.
Person Centered Approach
Person-Centered Approach (PCA) created by Carl Rogers, this form of humanistic therapy deals with the ways in which people perceive themselves consciously rather than having a therapist try to interpret unconscious thoughts or ideas. There are many different components and tools used in person-centered therapy including active listening, genuineness, paraphrasing, and more. But the real point is that the client already has the answers to the problems and the job of the therapist is to listen without making any judgements, without giving advice, and simply help the client feel accepted and understand their own feelings.