Self-awareness is the beginning of all positive change. Therapy should help us see patterns in our thoughts, our feelings, and our interactions with others. Some of those patterns are helpful and some inhibit us. A good therapist should be able to highlight patterns and identify strategies to either alter or strengthen those patterns. Good therapists should not only be professional and highly-trained, but also insightful, perceptive, and creative. They should be able to create with the individual a shared vision of what the issues are and what interventions can be used effectively. Strong, open, ongoing feedback between the individual and the therapist creates an increasingly accurate picture of the problem and potential solutions and contributes to building a system of support and empathy through which to explore issues. Symptom management is often a primary target of therapy, but we also seek outcomes like increased self-regulation, self-esteem, and confidence. Resolution of past traumas, reframing issues with new perspectives, increasing mindfulness, experiencing a healthy range of emotions, understanding reactions, and releasing pain all contribute to growth and well-being, health, joy, and peace.
Our therapists integrate techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Mindfulness-Based therapies as well as Experiential, Psychodynamic, Systems, Supportive, Short-Term and Goal Oriented Strategies.