Person Centered Approach - Is when a behavioral health professional places the individual served in the driver’s seat of the treatment and recovery process. This means empowering the individual to be engaged in the treatment process and respecting the individual as an expert on his/her own life. A Person Centered Approach encourages the individual to describe in his/her own words, what life is like now, what is and is not working, and what the individual’s hopes and dreams for the future are.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - Is goal orientated and based on the idea that our thoughts influence our feelings and behaviors. The therapist then helps the client modify those thoughts and the behaviors that flow from them. CBT is a structured collaboration between therapist and client and often calls for homework assignments. CBT has been clinically proven to help clients in a relatively short amount of time with a wide range of disorders, including depression and anxiety.
Solution-Focused Therapy - Focuses on what clients would like to achieve through therapy rather than on their troubles or mental health issues. The therapist will help the client envision a desirable future, and then map out the small and large changes necessary for the client to undergo to realize her vision. The therapist will seize on any successes the client experiences, to encourage her to build on her strengths rather than dwell on her problems or limitations.
Family Systems Therapy - The family is seen as a complex system having its own language, roles, rules, beliefs, needs and patterns. The therapist helps each individual member understand how their childhood family operated, their role in that system, and how that experience has shaped their role in their current family.
How Can Therapy Help Me?
A number of benefits are available from participating in therapy. Therapists can provide support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, unresolved childhood issues, grief, stress management, body image issues and creative blocks, managing personal growth,
interpersonal relationships, family concerns, marriage issues, and the hassles of daily life.
Therapists can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a solution.