EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy originally designed to alleviate affective distress, negative beliefs and memories, and reduce physiological arousal. EMDR is used to treat trauma-related disorders.
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (MCBT)
Mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy combines mindfulness skills such as meditation and paying attention to body sensation in the present moment with challenging and change patterns of thinking or behavior that may contribute to their difficulties. This form of therapy can treat anxiety, depression, insomnia, obsessive compulsive thoughts, PTSD, etc.
Alpha-Theta training is utilized to treat deep seated psychological/emotional issues that lead to the physiological instability. It is a hypnagogic or meditative state where the unconscious mind lies. This form of neurofeedback is used in combination with other forms of psychotherapy for the treatment of trauma as well as to enhance peak performance in CEOs, musicians, athletes, etc.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a particular type of treatment designed for individuals who experience very intense emotions and the impulsive, and often self-destructive behaviors that often accompany these emotions. Originally developed for individuals living with Borderline Personality Disorder, it has now shown promise as a treatment for a variety of conditions, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Internal Family Systems Therapy
Internal Family Systems therapy is based upon family systems theory, which emphasizes that individuals cannot be fully understood in isolation from the family unit. This therapy model attempts to better understand the person’s internal community or family and assumes that we all possess a variety of sub-parts. Healing occurs by getting to know all these parts and better understand how the overall system reacts in situations or to other people.
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Rather than insisting upon adherence to one particular approach to trauma therapy, eclectic therapy employs and often combines elements from a range of techniques to establish a course of treatment that is flexible and individually tailored to the client.
PTSD & mTBI Evaluations for Children & Adults
PTSD & mTBI evaluations assess a client’s emotional and cognitive functioning, which can be impaired due to various forms of emotional and physical trauma to include adoption, neglect, abuse, sports related head trauma, military related focal and blast injury.
ADHD & Learning Disability Evaluations for Children & Adults
Neurobehavioral evaluations assess a child’s functioning in various domains including; intellectual, cognitive, academic, and emotional/behavioral functioning. Common reasons for an evaluation include attention problems, learning difficulties, autism-spectrum disorders, emotional/behavioral problems, and neurological illness/injury (e.g.,traumatic brain injury, exposure to toxins,etc). Test results are used to determine a child’s strengths and weaknesses in various domains with the goal of helping her/him to be more successful in school, social, and other situations. The results of the evaluation are used to develop treatment recommendations and an intervention plan.
The following domains are typically assessed in a neurobehavioral evaluation:
Various forms of intelligence (e.g., verbal and nonverbal abilities); Academic skills (e.g., basic reading, reading comprehension, spelling, written expression, math calculations, math reasoning, and academic fluency/speed; Learning and memory (both verbal and visual; important for learning academic material); Attention/concentration (e.g., focusing and sustaining attention on tasks); Language (expressive and receptive language; and phonological processing, which contributes to reading and spelling); Information processing speed; Visual-spatial skills/visual-motor skills; Executive functions (e.g., problem-solving, inhibition, planning, etc.); Emotional/behavioral functioning; Evaluations involve a review of available records; interview of the parent/guardian, child, potentially school staff or other professionals familiar with the child; and psychometric testing. Children are provided with several breaks throughout the day, including a lunch break. For children with limited endurance or significant problems sustaining attention, a decision can be made to finish the evaluation on another day.