Our thoughts and emotions impact our behaviors and interactions with others. Between our environmental and social experiences, we have developed and or have automatic thoughts, behaviors, and emotions. Society has a lot of influence and say on what we do, how we interact, and how we think. The impact of these discourses can be heavy. Integration of techniques from CBT, DBT, SFBT and Narrative therapy have been effective in treating couples, families, and individuals. Treatment is unique to each client or client family.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
CBT addresses how thoughts & feelings affect behaviors. It helps break those cycles that are interfering and creating issues or more issues in their lives. With this approach, thought patterns, core beliefs are explored with the goal of challenging and changing those automatic negative thoughts and replace them with rational, realistic thoughts.
With the use of the techniques from Narrative Therapy, we are externalizing and minimizing the problem(s), utilizing our strengths, challenging old and unhealthy core beliefs, and changing the narrative of our lives.
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
This approach focuses on the here, now, and future. SFBT is strength-based, less processing the past, and less problem-talk. Clients are motivated, accepting of the inevitability of change, and goal oriented.
Attachment Based Theory
This theory suggests that our interactions and/or the lack of interaction with caregivers impacts our relationships with others from grade school to adulthood. A secure bond with caregivers is necessary. There are different attachment styles as well as attachment injuries that may have occurred. The impact of those injuries can limit our interactions, stunt our growth emotionally and socially with others. With this approach, we're uncovering the past, and it is often used when complex trauma is experienced.