Treatment Interventions


Solution Focused Psychotherapy

Solution Focused Psychotherapy

Solution Focused Psychotherapy (often know as Brief Therapy) is the therapy of choice for those folks who benefit from an approach which deals with "here and now" issues related to their mental health. This approach begins with the idea "What will it be like if you no longer have this problem?" followed up by a treatment plan which guides you in the direction of your choice. As its name implies, the goal is to move from being stuck to a state of well-being. Many, if not most conditions respond to this particular treatment even when combined with one or more of the other treatments described below.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) is one of the few forms of psychotherapy that has been scientifically tested and found to be effective in hundreds of clinical trials for many different disorders. In contrast to other forms of psychotherapy, cognitive therapy is usually more focused on the present, more limited in duration, and more problem-solving oriented. In addition, patients learn specific skills that they can use for the rest of their lives. These skills involve identifying distorted thinking, modifying beliefs, relating to others in different ways, and changing behaviors." Excerpted from https://beckinstitute.org/get-informed/cbt-faqs/. Check out this webpage for loads of information about CBT from the psychologist and associates who are credited for the development and testing of this widely used therapy.

Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)

Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)

Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT). Alternately known as RBT (Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy), REBT is differentiated from other therapies by it focus on challenging clients to examine their thought patterns driving their behaviors and emotional experiences. REBT clients seem to enjoy and benefit from its "action-oriented" approach. For more informoation about REBT, click or contact |albertellis.org/rebt-cbt-therapy/REBT

Mindfulness Behavioral Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

Mindfulness Behavioral Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

Mindfulness Behavioral Cognitive Therapy. "MBCT was developed for people with recurring episodes of depression or unhappiness, to prevent relapse. It has been proven effective in patients with major depressive disorder who have experienced at least three episodes of depression. Mindfulness-based relapse prevention may also be helpful for treating generalized anxiety disorders and addictions. MBCT has also been shown to improve symptoms of depression in some people with physical health conditions, such as vascular disease and traumatic brain injury. There are many approaches to the use of this form of meditation in therapy." Excerpted from this website https://www.psychologytoday.com/therapy-types/mindfulness-based-cognitive-therapy.

Motivational Interviewing (MI)

Motivational Interviewing (MI)

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a highly structured therapeutic techniques deisgned to coach clients through various 4 identified stages of recovery. For more information about this therapy tool, contact https://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/substanceuse/met-sud.asp. Although this website addresses the use of MI in case of substance abuse, it's been found helpful for other types of disorders where the therapist discovers the need to provide a highly structured approach to guide someone's behavior. MI tools help monitor the state of a client's commitment by discussing the value and benefits of behavioral changes throughout a course of therapy.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) "Dialectical behavior 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. First, mindfulness focuses on improving an individual's ability to accept and be present in the current moment. Second, distress tolerance is geared toward increasing a person’s tolerance of negative emotion, rather than trying to escape from it. Third, emotion regulation covers strategies to manage and change intense emotions that are causing problems in a person’s life. Fourth, interpersonal effectiveness consists of techniques that allow a person to communicate with others in a way that is assertive, maintains self-respect, and strengthens relationships " Excerpted from Psychology Today, https://www.psychologytoday.com/therapy-types/dialectical-behavior-therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). As defined by the EMDR Institute, "EMDR is is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. " For more information, click here: http://www.emdr.com/frequent-questions/http://www.emdr.com/frequent-questions/