We work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for depression and grief counseling to parenting support, couples counseling and beyond. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, We offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of person's individual needs to help you obtain the personal growth you are striving for.
DBT was developed by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D. to help people who:
Live chaotic painful lives
Feel suicidal a lot of the time
Hurt themselves deliberately to change the way they feel
Are anxious much of the time
Have spells of dissociation, forgetfulness, or “spaciness”
Feel depressed a lot, despite good treatment
Feel painful and empty
Feel out of control of their behavior
Have trouble staying sober, despite treatment
Hear voices in their heads
Eat and/or sleep too much or too little
The treatment involves four components that work together to help you.
1. Skills Group is a class that is held one time a week for an hour and a half.
This group will teach you skills to:
1) cope with very painful experiences
2) improve your relationships
3) help improve your focus on things that are important to you
4) manage your emotional ups and downs more effectively.
2. Individual DBT sessions are provided by your individual therapist. This is where you will learn to apply the skills that you learn in groups to your very individual and unique issues.
3. Skills Coaching is provided by your DBT Treatment Team 24 hours a day, when you need it the most! All of the members on the treatment team have been trained to help you think about and use the skills that might be most helpful you when the ‘going gets tough’ day to day.
Somatic Experiencing, or SE® for short, is a method of releasing stress and trauma that gets “stuck” in the body. SE utilizes the latest research on the connection between the brain and the body. When we become stressed by an overwhelming life event, a
traumatic incident, or a mentally tough situation, our brains tell our bodies to either run, fight, or freeze, otherwise known as
flight / fight / freez. Instead of thinking about problems, Somatic Experiencing focuses on where trauma, depression, stress, and anxiety shows up in our bodies.
By noticing and working through physical sensations, this form of therapy allows our nervous system to stabilize. By releasing stored stress and trauma, there is room for choice, resilience, and ability to change long-standing patterns. Dr. Peter Levine, the originator of Somatic Experiencing, has helped us to understand that we are not biologically designed to live in today's stress-filled society. In many ways, our brains have not evolved since prehistoric times, so our nervous systems react to overwhelming situations as if we were being chased by a saber-toothed tiger. During the stress of a traumatic event such as a car accident or physical or mental abuse, our brains tell our bodies to run, fight, or freeze. Even in the stress of a big test, sleeplessness, or just friends who are not being nice, our bodies go through a stress response similar to being chased in the wild. When the brain sends a message to run or fight, all the blood rushes from our brains to our extremities so we can escape danger. But since running or fighting doesn’t make logical sense to us, we stifle all of that energy, and it gets trapped inside the body. We know that trauma is physiological energy, a sort of cloud of trapped energy inside of us, that can cause all kinds of symptoms.
Which stands for Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing. " Twenty positive controlled outcome studies have been done on EMDR. Some of the studies show that 84%-90% of single-trauma victims no longer have post-traumatic stress disorder after only three 90-minute sessions. Another study, funded by the HMO Kaiser Permanente, found that 100% of the single-trauma victims and 77% of multiple trauma victims no longer were diagnosed with PTSD after only six 50-minute sessions. In another study, 77% of combat veterans were free of PTSD in 12 sessions. " quote from EMDR Institute,INC
The issues or conditions that EMDR has shown a high degree of effectiveness with:
- sexual/physical abuse
- panic attacks
- sleeping issues
- post traumatic stress
- car accident
- childhood abuse
- natural disaster
- victim of violent