Services & Treatment Methods
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Treatment | Denver
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a dynamic therapeutic approach in the field of psychotherapy for people who suffer with various forms of trauma. This approach works to accelerate the healing process of trauma and other life difficulties. EMDR involves eight phases. Each phase is crucial in the process of moving toward emotional health. Our team utilizes EMDR with individuals and couples with attachment wounds and trauma. We have found this therapeutic approach to be highly beneficial with lasting results. Please read more to gain a better understanding of this approach.
Desensitizing Triggers and Urge Reduction (DeTUR) – This type of therapy addresses chemical (substances like prescription pills, cocaine, cigarettes etc.) or behavioral addiction (gambling) by using BLS to decrease the compulsion to use substances or continue a problematic behavior. *Developed by Arnold J. Popky
- Feeling State Addiction Protocol (FSAP)
- Recent Traumatic Episode protocol (R-TEP)
More information: http://www.EMDRIA.org
Brainspotting & Somatic Experiencing | Denver
This approach centers on the individual’s mental, emotional, and physiological responses to trauma. The therapeutic goal is to work toward understanding the impact of trauma on the body and mind. Becoming aware of and utilizing new behavioral responses to the trauma will allow the client to move toward a more empowering physiological and emotional presence that enhances self-confidence, safety, and emotional regulation. For a deeper understanding, please access the link below.
More information: https://brainspotting.com
Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT) | Denver
Emotionally focused couple’s therapy is designed to facilitate a healthy emotional attachment bond between partners. This approach pays close attention to the couple’s individual, emotional attachment needs and the needs between partners. The primary therapeutic focus is to gain a deep understanding of the couple’s responses toward one another that have developed into unhealthy interactive patterns. The therapeutic goal is then to help the couple create a new healthy interactive cycle by healing attachment wounds and developing a new healthy interactive cycle that continually strengthens the attachment bond. To have a better understanding of EFT, please click on the link below.
More information: http://www.goodtherapy.org/emotionally-focused-therapy.html
Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) | Denver
Much like the EFT for couples, EFFT works to understand the emotional responses between the members of the family and the interactive patterns that have become unhealthy. The therapist facilitates healthy interactions by understanding the underlying emotions and healing attachment wounds. The family then works to honor individual attachment needs and access corrective emotional experiences. The link below will provide more information of EFFT.
More information: http://www.alliantcoupleandfamilyclinicsandiego.org/about-eft/
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) | Denver
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy was first developed by Aaron Beck. This approach is present-centered and directive. As we experience events in our lives (both positive and negative), we begin to internalize (healthy and/or distorted) thoughts/beliefs about ourselves and the world around us. The goal of CBT is to challenge the distorted thoughts/beliefs that get in the way or hold us back from fulfilling our personal goals. Clinical studies have shown that CBT has positive outcomes for people who suffer with various levels of depression (mild to severe), anxiety, panic attacks, anger, chronic pain, phobias, and eating disorders. Other forms of CBT, such as Motivational Interviewing and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), have been found to be useful for individuals who struggle with addiction/dependency and borderline personality disorder, respectively.
Internal Family Systems (IFS) | Denver
Internal Family Systems is a reframing model of psychotherapy that identifies and addresses
various emotional parts within that collectively create who we are, how we feel, and how we
behave. IFS therapy helps to treat individuals, couples, and families. It is an evidence-based
approach that has been shown to be useful for treating various conditions and their symptoms, such as depression, anxiety, phobias, panic, and physical health conditions, and improving general functioning and well-being. IFS work emphasizes healing the wounded parts and restoring mental balance and harmony by changing the dynamics that create discord among our emotional-parts and the self as an integrated whole. To gain a better understanding of IFS, please click the link below.
More Information: https://ifs-institute.com/