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TRAUMA-FOCUSED

COGNITIVE 

BEHAVIORAL THERAPY

EYE MOVEMENT

DESENSITIZATION

AND REPROCESSING

COGNITIVE

BEHAVIORAL

THERAPY

ANXIETY TREATMENT

Trauma-Focused Cognitive
Behavioral Therapy

TF-CBT is recognized as being one the most effective interventions for adolescents who are experiencing emotional, cognitive and psychological symptoms related to one or more traumatic life events (including complex trauma.)  TF-CBT is a short term treatment model (8-25 weeks) proven to be effective in improving post traumatic stress symptoms, depression, anxiety, externalizing behaviors, sexualized behaviors, and feelings of shame, guilt and mistrust.  

 

TF-CBT recognizes the importance of parents/caregivers in the adolescent’s healing process. This treatment strives to give parents the resources and skills necessary to cope with the psychological ramifications of trauma. Parents participate in sessions individually as well as jointly with their adolescent.  Parents can process their personal distress regarding the adolescent’s traumatic experiences, learn effective parenting skills to manage problematic behaviors and skills to promote positive and supportive interactions. 

 

For more information on TF-CBT check out www.tfcbt.org

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is the gold standard therapy model for treating adolescents with anxiety and depression. It is a short-term, goal-oriented treatment that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving to help children overcome a wide array of maladaptive behaviors. CBT teaches adolescents that their thoughts, feelings and behaviors are all interconnected, so changing one of these can help adolescents replace negative thought patterns with more productive ones and practice alternative ways of handling stressful situations.

Eye Movement Desensitization
and Reprocessing Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective short-term psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders. EMDR therapy focuses on changing the emotions, thoughts, or behaviors resulting from the distressing issue and allows the brain to resume its natural healing process.

 

Eye movements, similar to those during REM sleep, will be recreated by asking you to watch the therapist's finger moving backwards and forwards across your visual field. Sometimes, a bar of moving lights, handheld buzzies, or headphones are used instead. With repeated sets of eye movements, the memory tends to change in such a way that it loses its painful intensity and becomes a neutral memory of an event in the past. Other associated memories may also heal at the same time. This linking of related memories can lead to a dramatic and rapid improvement in many aspects of your life. 

 

For more information about EMDR, please visit EMDR International at www.emdria.org.

Eye Movement Desensitization and reprocessing therapy
Teen CBT
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is the gold standard therapy model for treating adolescents with anxiety and depression. It is a short-term, goal-oriented treatment that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving to help children overcome a wide array of maladaptive behaviors. CBT teaches adolescents that their thoughts, feelings and behaviors are all interconnected, so changing one of these can help adolescents replace negative thought patterns with more productive ones and practice alternative ways of handling stressful situations.

Anxiety Treatment 

In Anxiety Treatment we help teens understand how anxiety works and how the common behavior pattern of avoidance only increases anxiety symptoms over time.  Through education and skill-building teens will understand their anxiety triggers and learn to tolerate and manage distress by gradually facing their fears. This gradual exposure to anxiety triggers will help build confidence in managing their anxious feelings and engaging in positive ways of coping.

ACCEPTANCE ANDCOMMITMENT THERAPY
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