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We cannot go through this life without uncertainty or pain. However, we can find truth and clarity in its midst. Therapy allows us to practice truly, deeply seeing our whole hearts. In a time where much of what we once knew is different or disappeared, clarity connects us to our enduring values and strengths. You deserve compassionate, experienced, trusted professionals to guide you and support you as you let go of old ways of being and become, not “a new person,” but more “you” than you’ve ever been.
The goal of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy is to explore the “dynamics” that underlie thoughts, feelings, and behaviors; particularly the dynamics between the conscious and the unconscious. This type of therapy also explores the relationships between different parts of ourselves. For example, someone may have a part of them that wants to end a relationship and a part of them that wants to be married to that person. Psychodynamic psychotherapy can help clients find clarity and integration.
The basic premise of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is trying to control, avoid, or deny our inner experience is not only ineffective, but harmful. ACT is all about paradox: I accept and hold space for my thoughts and feelings, AND, I commit to change; allowing my values rather than my suffering to guide my choices. It requires a great deal of mindfulness of our internal experience and a willingness to, yes, act. For example, with ACT, a person with an eating disorder may fear food, AND, because they have discovered through ACT that self-love is one of their values, they commit to following their recovery plan.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based trauma treatment. When we go through any sort of trauma or distressing experience, dissociation or intense fear can interrupt our physiologically-based information processing system.. This causes thoughts, beliefs, images, emotions, or physical sensations related to the trauma to persist long after the threat has passed and keeps us from taking in new information about what happened. For example, have you ever “known in your head” that something wasn’t your fault but had trouble REALLY believing it? EMDR helps us get the scratched CD “unstuck” so we can finish the song.
Based on the work of Brené Brown, The Daring Way™ is an experiential method consisting of three curricula that help clients practice shame resilience skills to show up with their whole hearts, to have the courage to be seen, and to rise strong from falls.