I understand and value counseling models that have been proven to be highly effective in working a wide range of concerns from relationship issues, adolescent and family problems, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, loss and broken boundaries. Using therapeutic techniques that have undergone research and been proven to be effective helps minimize the length and cost of treatment. In addition to using the below approaches, I also incorporate Expressive Art Therapy, Mindfulness techniques and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
EMOTIONALLY FOCUSED THERAPy
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is generally a short-term (8-20 sessions) couple and family therapy approach. It has been found that 70-75% of couples effectively move from distress to recovery using EFT and experience significant improvement in their relationships.
Emotionally Focused Therapy works for a wide variety of relationships and issues.
EFT is helpful to couples and families of diverse cultural and religious backgrounds, ages, levels of education, occupations, and sexual orientations. EFT has also proved beneficial where—in addition to the relationship distress—one of the partners is suffering from a condition such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance abuse, or major physical illness. It is also very effective with distressed parent-child and sibling relationships.
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Post induction Therapy
Post Induction Therapy Model (PIT) is a modal of therapy developed by Pia Mellody, a preeminent authority, lecture and educator in the fields of addiction and relationships. Her work in codependency, boundaries and the effects of childhood trauma on emotional development has profoundly influenced the treatment of addiction, as well as; issues related to forming & maintaining secure relationships.
Post Induction Therapy is a therapy modality designed to treat the effects of childhood trauma and the resulting issues from that. Problems PIT addresses are chemical & process addictions, low esteem, boundary issues, and co-dependence. The premise of Post Induction Therapy is that childhood trauma such as, emotional, physical, spiritual and sexual abuse and neglect is the origin and cause of developmental immaturity (unhealthy life patterns & tools). The interventions and strategies that compromise PIT originated as a result of conventional treatment strategies being inadequate in addressing unhealthy life patterns and tools that arise from the affects of childhood trauma.
Post Induction Therapy is both an educational and experiential process that allows you to identify and address those early childhood issues that have driven depression, anxiety, relationships issues, and addictions. The educational part of PIT focuses on understanding how shame impacts you as a result of your childhood trauma. It introduces the concept that there are five core issues that impact your personal development and relationships. These five core issues are self-esteem, boundaries, reality, dependency, and moderation/containment. The experiential part of PIT helps you to get in touch with feelings that result from less-than-nurturing events, and achieve a healthier relationship with yourself and others. Integrating both the education and experiential components of Post Induction Therapy allows both healing and increased awareness of the root causes of trauma helping to make lasting change.
accepting and nurturing the parts of you that were hurt along the way, can bring compassion, love and inner security to yourself and your relationships.
Multisystemic Therapy (MST) is an intensive family and community based treatment model that focuses on addressing all environmental systems that influence and impact chronic juvenile offenders. These systems include the home, families, school, teachers, neighborhoods, employment, and friends. MST recognizes that each system plays a critical role in a teens world and each system requires attention to make the effective changes needed to improve the quality of life for the adolescent and their family. Multisystemic Therapy is an clinically proven method of therapy that utilizes both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and a Family System’s Therapy approach, it is used world wide to make lasting changes for adolescents and their families.