How Can Therapy Help?
How Can Therapy Help
Do you feel like something “bigger” is affecting your mental health and overall wellness?
We are qualified to diagnosis and make the appropriate clinical recommendations or referrals needed to treat any mental health problem, issue or concern. This does not always mean you or your loved one needs medication to stabilize the presenting symptoms; however, for some this is a necessary option. We do not take this lightly and want the least intervention needed in order to help you or your loved one feel better faster.
What information is needed? During your appointment our therapists will ask you about your symptoms, thoughts, feelings and behavior patterns to determine an appropriate mental health diagnosis when applicable. A diagnostic intake is usually done soon after you begin therapy to rule out the possibility of any underlying mental health diagnosis. This is only done to make sure you get the best care possible.
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Exposure Response Prevention (ERP)
Exposure Response Prevention or otherwise known as ERP is a CBT techniques use to treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder to like symptoms.
Exposure response prevention is a type of behavior therapy that helps the brain rewire what it believes is a threat and by doing so helps free people from the torturous cycle of obsessions and compulsions in OCD or other diagnoses with like symptoms.
This is not a time to do it all on your own. These are the times we all need to reach out and give ourselves permission to be a human in need of care, support and help.
EMDR Trauma Therapy
As we move through life, we all collect distressing memories. Some of these memories tend to stick with us more than others. When memories occur at a young age or are highly distressing, our brain tends to store those memories deeply and in parts of our mind that are not always accessible with conscious thought. Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) honors the link between our bodies and minds to change the messages we attach to those difficult memories and help us let go of the bodily responses that are often attached to these experiences.
EMDR might be for you if you have a specific memory or set of memories that are highly distressing; if you have been through therapy and your brain knows a message your body just can’t believe; if you find a thought or message is too hard to give up; or if traditional talk therapy just hasn’t been enough after a good try.
EMDR can be a great addition to a current therapy program. It is not a stand alone therapy, but a useful tool to help connect our bodies with what our minds know. For first time therapy goers, an EMDR therapist will help you learn skills and tools for managing daily stress before diving into hard memories. For those already in therapy, you are welcome to ask to add EMDR to your treatment plan and your therapist can arrange for you to see an EMDR specialist.
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