Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) strategies are based on the theory that maladaptive behavioral patterns can be identified, challenged, and replaced by corrective techniques. CBT can help stop issues like substance abuse through the introduction of new thoughts and skills that anticipate likely problems, enhance self-control, and develop effective coping strategies.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR treatment uses eye movements to help the client become desensitized to the negative emotions associated with a traumatic event and to reprocess those memories into something more positive. To date, EMDR therapy has helped millions of people of all ages relieve many types of psychological stress.
Somatic Experiencing (SE)
Somatic Experiencing (SE) is a form of therapy aimed at relieving and resolving the symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental and physical trauma-related health problems by focusing on the client’s perceived body sensations (or somatic experiences). It was introduced in Peter Levine’s 1997 book Waking the Tiger.
SE is a mindfulness-based approach to therapy, supporting the body and mind through a holistic perspective. By bringing more solidity, resource, clarity, and general ease to the body, it allows you to stay grounded during states of challenging activity and highly stressful states caused by past traumatic experience.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction therapy was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, a Professor of Medicine Emeritus and creator of the Stress Reduction Clinic. MBSR is a program that helps you learn to calm your mind and body to help you cope with anxiety, depression, illness, pain, and stress.
MBSR teaches “mindfulness,” which is a focus only on things happening in the present moment. When you are mindful, you do just one thing at a time, paying close attention while doing it.
By training your mind to focus only on the present, you learn to worry less about the past or future. Letting go of such thoughts may help you worry less and accept things as they are. Mindfulness teaches you to be in control of your mind so that your mind doesn’t control you.
Family Behavior Therapy (FBT)
Family Behavior Therapy (FBT) is a systematic approach of psychotherapy that works with families, adolescents, and couples in intimate relationships to nurture change and development. The involvement of families is commonly accomplished by directly involving family members in therapy sessions.
FBT tends to view change in terms of the systems of interaction between family members and emphasizes family relationships as an important factor in psychological health. It is aimed at addressing not only substance use problems but other co-occurring problems like trauma, mental illness, depression, anger, anxiety, peer issues, and family conflict.