Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

can help people reduce stress, cope with complicated relationships, deal with grief, and face many other common life challenges. CBT works on the basis that the way we think and interpret life’s events affects how we behave and, ultimately, how we feel. Studies have shown that it is useful in many situations. More specifically, CBT is a problem-specific, goal-oriented approach that needs the individual’s active involvement to succeed. It focuses on their present-day challenges, thoughts, and behaviors.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

provides clients with new skills to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in relationships. DBT specifically focuses on providing therapeutic skills in four key areas. Mindfulness focuses on improving an individual’s ability to accept and be present in the current moment. Distress tolerance increases a person’s tolerance for negative emotion rather than trying to escape them. Emotion regulation covers strategies to manage and change intense emotions that are causing problems in a person’s life. Interpersonal effectiveness consists of techniques that allow a person to communicate with others in a way that maintains self-respect and strengthens relationships.

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

was developed in tandem with the science of adult attachment, a profound developmental theory of personality and intimate relationships. This science has expanded our understanding of individual dysfunction and health as well as the nature of love relationships and family bonds. Attachment views human beings as innately relational, social and wired for intimate bonding with others. The EFT model prioritizes emotion and emotional regulation as the key organizing agents in individual experience and key relationship interactions.

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

is a short-term, goal-focused, evidence-based therapeutic approach, which incorporates positive psychology principles and practices, and helps clients change by constructing solutions rather than focusing on problems. In the most basic sense, SFBT is a hope friendly, positive emotion, eliciting, future-oriented vehicle for formulating, motivating, achieving, and sustaining desired behavioral change.