Therapy Models and Resources

     

Anxiety, depression, and couples issues can be treated with a variety of strategies and modalities. It is important to use methods that are well-researched and display a high level of efficacy in order to best assist individuals and couples in finding relief.


 

Therapeutic models:

 

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)


 

DBT is a model that focuses on mindfulness, emotional regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. These core areas cover skills that help individuals better tolerate distressing situations, improve relationships, and communicate productively. Because DBT is a skills-based approach, the therapist and the client work together on understanding what skills are needed, and how to develop and execute them.


 

TF-CBT is an evidence-based treatment for individuals impacted by trauma. TF-CBT focuses on resolving a wide range of emotional difficulties associated with an isolated incident, multiple traumas, or complex traumatic experiences. The goal is to identify the impact of trauma, and to work through it to create a new meaning to the experience.


 

EFT is a modality that approaches couples from the perspective of attachment. It helps clients create a new understanding of their romantic love. The therapist and the couple work on identifying the source of disconnect in the relationship, and resolving the conflict originating from it. The therapy focuses on gaining better insight as a couple, and re-creating a secure and loving bond.