Types of Treatment
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR is an interactive psychotherapy technique used to relieve psychological stress. It is a form of psychotherapy designed to diminish negative feelings associated with memories of traumatic events. It is an effective treatment for trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental conditions like anxiety, depression, and panic disorders. Some people may prefer this treatment to prescription medications while others may find that EMDR therapy strengthens the effectiveness of their medications.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, is a short-term therapy technique that can help people find new ways to behave by changing their thought patterns. CBT places an emphasis on helping individuals learn to be their own therapists. Through exercises in the session as well as “homework” exercises outside of sessions, clients are helped to develop coping skills, whereby they can learn to change their own thinking, problematic emotions and behavior. CBT therapists emphasize what is going on in the person’s current life, rather than what has led up to their difficulties. A certain amount of information about one’s history is needed, but the focus is primarily on moving forward in time to develop more effective ways of coping with life.
Psychotherapy is sometimes called a “talking therapy” because it uses talking, rather than medication. Psychotherapy enables clients to understand their feelings, and what makes them feel positive, anxious, or depressed. This can equip them to cope with difficult situations in a more adaptive way. Problems helped by psychotherapy include difficulties in coping with daily life; the impact of trauma, physical illness, the death of a loved one, and other mental disorders such as depression or anxiety.
Medication management is the prescription, administration, and review of medications and their side effects for the treatment of mental illness. It also involves the monitoring of prescription medications that a patient takes to verify that they are fulfilling the prescribed medication regimen. Prescribed medications play a key role in the treatment of co-occurring disorders. The psychiatrist provides an assessment, discusses treatment recommendations and supervises medication.
Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program (PRP)
The PRP program assists participants with accessing and coordinating services and resources in their communities and works to ensure that each individual has access to the best possible treatment and care. This program promotes independent living skills such as understanding one’s illness; medication management; symptom/illness management; proper nutrition; personal hygiene & money management.
Hypnotherapy is the process of using hypnosis to interact with the subconscious mind in an open-reflective process to create positive change in your life. Hypnosis is simply a state of relaxed focus. It is a natural state. Each of us enters such a state – sometimes called a trance state – when we are falling asleep, and when we are waking up. That kind of fuzzy, timeless state between dreaming and awake is a trance state. Clinical hypnotherapy is performed in a calm, therapeutic environment. The therapist will guide you into a relaxed, focused state and ask you to think about experiences and situations in positive ways that can help you change the way you think and behave.
Hypnotherapy can be used to treat anxiety, phobias. substance abuse including tobacco, sexual dysfunction, undesirable spontaneous behaviors, and bad habits. It can also be used to help improve sleep, learning disorders, communication, relationship issues, pain management and various other mental health issues.