CPT is one specific type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Cognitive processing therapy is used by clinicians to help people recover from post-traumatic stress disorder and other related conditions. Clients will learn skills that can help them decide whether there are more helpful ways to think about their trauma and become “unstuck.” Clients will learn how to examine whether the facts support their thoughts or do not support their thoughts.
DBT is an evidence-based psychotherapy, or talk therapy, that began with efforts to treat borderline personality disorder. There is evidence that DBT can be useful in treating mood disorders, suicidal ideation, and for change in harmful behavioral patterns. The theory behind the approach is that some people are prone to react in a more intense manner toward certain emotional situations which may include romantic relationships, family and friend relationships or individual relationships.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy tries to identify and change negative thinking patterns and strives for positive behavioral changes. CBT focuses on challenging and changing unhelpful cognitive distortions and behaviors, improving emotional regulation, and developing personal coping strategies that target solving current problems. CBT helps people learn to identify and change destructive thought patterns that influence behaviors or emotions.
Art Therapy uses creative methods of expression through visual art media. Art, either creating it or viewing others’ art, is used to help people explore emotions, develop self-awareness, cope with stress, boost self-esteem, and work on social skills. Techniques used in art therapy can include drawing, painting, coloring, sculpting, or collage. Through exploring a client’s personal art, clients can look for themes and conflicts that may be affecting their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.
Existentialism Therapy focuses on concepts that are universally applicable to human existence including death, freedom, responsibility and the meaning of life. It can also focus on the anxiety that occurs when a client confronts the conflict inherent in life. The goal of Existentialism Therapy is to find meaning in life from a philosophical perspective. Clients are asked to ponder their existence and ask why they exist and why they suffer. Ultimately, it brings them a well-rounded understanding.
Vibroacoustic Therapy, or VAT, uses sound and vibrations to reduce stress, relieve pain, restore balance and enhance the quality of life. The conditions treated most often are inflammation, pain and anxiety. Vibroacoustic therapy utilizes low-frequency sound vibrations and relaxing music to increase oxygenation and acidation, essentially cleaning the cells. This therapy is conducted through the use of a Vibroacoustic Sound Table.
Play Therapy is a form of therapy used primarily for children. That is because children may not be able to process their own emotions or articulate problems to parents or other adults easily. Trained therapists use playtime to observe and gain insights into a child’s problems. The therapist can then help the child explore emotions and deal with unresolved trauma. Through play, children can learn new coping mechanisms and how to redirect inappropriate behaviors.
EMDR is often used to treat PTSD. In a treatment session, the therapist will either use finger movement, light bar, toe-tapping or musical tones to distract the client’s frontal lobe. At the same time, the therapist asks the client to recall a disturbing event. This opens up the amygdala and allows the client to be in a safe place to work through their trauma. Gradually, the therapist will guide the client to shift their thoughts to more pleasant ones.
Family Therapy is a form of psychotherapy designed to reduce distress and conflict by improving the systems of interactions between family members. This type of counseling views problems as patterns or systems that need adjusting, as opposed to viewing problems as residing in the person, which is why family therapy is often referred to as a “strengths-based treatment.” Family therapy promotes understanding and collaboration among family members.
The Alpha-Stim® AID is a drug-free Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) medical device that uses low-level electrical current to safely and effectively treat pain, anxiety, insomnia and depression. CES was cleared by the FDA in 1992 as a prescriptive, noninvasive treatment, via small clips worn on your earlobes. Treatments take only 20 minutes and can be done in your own time at home or at work. The device is portable and the ear clips are unobtrusive; you’ll look like you’re just listening to music.