"Humans are not disturbed simply by our experiences; rather we bring our ability to disturb ourselves to our experiences"
- Alber Ellis & Windy Dryden (REBT)
"The range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice. And because we fail to
notice that we fail to notice, there is little we can do to change; until we notice how failing to notice shapes our thoughts and deeds.
- R. D. Laing
"According to systems theory, it makes no sense to analyze a person independently because...each memberof a family is in relation to the other and each affects and is affected by the other person." In other words, I know who I am because of
who I am with you.
- Dorothy and Raphael Becvar
Choose Your Therapy
Here is a list of therapies for you to choose from and to communicate to your therapist about what you are most interested in.
Those with an * are therapies more commonly used by your therapist.
I = Individual Therapy Approach C = Couples Therapy Approach F = Family Therapy Approach
Structural Therapy addresses disorganization in relationships where there are unclear roles, rules, and boundaries.
Individuals, parents with misbehaving children, or families who are experiencing moderate to severe relationship problems benefit most from this therapy.
Strategic Therapy addresses communication in relationships which helps to define more clearly roles, rules, and boundaries.
Individuals, couples, and families looking to learn how to improve their communication skills choose this therapy.
Experiential therapy focuses on exploring each family member's experience within the family and interactional patterns.
Couples and families looking to have a safe space to discuss relational dynamics and how to change problematic ones.
Trauma Treatment includes stabilization, psychoeducation, improving self-regulation, and posttraumatic-growth and resilience.
Bowenian or Family of Origin Therapy*
Bowenian/Family of Origin Therapy looks at your family or origin to better understand your
development as well as learning how to balance these close relationship
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy*
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based approach that looks to helps clients to more critically analyze their
implicit/unconscious thoughts that ultimately dictate your feelings and behavior. CBT works well to treat anxiety and depression.
Rational Emotional Behavioral Therapy*
Similar to CBT, Rational Emotional Behavioral Therapy helps clients to identify irrational beliefs that occur after some event
that lead to unhelpful behavior that perpetuates the occurrence of a problem or distracts from achieving a wanted goal.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy*
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) emphasizes the use of over usage of adaptive strategies such as fight and flight that
can help to create more problems than they solve.
Solution Focused Therapy
Solution Focused Therapy is quite simplistic, continue what is working and discontinue what is not. Solution Focused Therapy deals less in the emotional process
Narrative Therapy addresses personally held harmful narratives that have been internalized and imposed upon an individual, couple, or family.
Narrative Therapy helps to identify and externalize those harmful internalized narratives.
Objective Relations Therapy
Object Relations Therapy encouraged clients to examine unhealthy dynamics in relationships.
Object Relations Therapy helps clients to better understand where they stop and the other begins.
Emotional Focused Therapy
Emotional Focused Therapy looks at capturing the unhealthy and vicious cycles couples and families find
themselves in but struggle to change. EFT helps clients to emotionally experience and understand their
partner or family members differently.
Attachment-Focused Family Therapy*
Attachment-Focused Family Therapy helps to repair the ruptures or disconnect experienced relationships.
Emotional Focused/Attachment Therapy works well for couples and families.
Please visit the therapy resources tab for more information about the therapy process. Below is the paper version of the initial paperwork to complete prior to your first appointment. Please fill out the client's basic information form which only one per client (individual, couple, or family) needs to complete. Each adult participating in therapy should complete the medication list, adult outcome questionnaire, stabilization assessment, trauma recovery scale pt. 1, trauma recovery scale pt. 2, and the DSM-5 Self-Rated Symptom Measure for Adults. If your minor child is being seen, please complete the DSM-5 Parent/Guardian-Rated Symptom Measure. Youth between the ages of 11-17 who are participating in therapy should complete the youth outcome questionnaire and the DSM-5 Self-Rated Symptom Measure for Youth. In your first session, you will review the statement of understanding and if you have a copay or paying out of pocket, you will need to complete the credit card authorization form. Feel free to read it in advance. Please sign and return the last page of the notice of privacy practices. To allow your therapist to communicate with other professionals (e.g., primary care physicians, psychiatrists, etc) complete the authorization to disclose form.
Notice of Privacy Practices
Current clients can access the notice of privacy practices here