Schema Therapy is an integrative psychotherapy that identifies, examines and changes painful or negative life themes through the use of cognitive, behavioral, gestalt and mindfulness techniques. For more information, go to schematherapy.com.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a psychotherapeutic approach that aims to solve problems concerning dysfunctional emotions, behaviors and cognitions through goal-oriented, systematic procedures. For more information, go to mindovermood.com.

Family Therapy is the gathering of all or part of a family to assess the strengths and positive functioning and to utilize these issues to address an individual's needs. One family member's issues are often related to other relationships in the family system.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a comprehensive, integrative psychotherapy approach. It contains elements of many effective psychotherapies in structured protocols that are designed to maximize treatment effects. These include psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, experiential, and body-centered therapies.

EMDR is an information processing therapy and uses an eight phase approach to address the experiential contributors of a wide range of pathologies. It attends to the past experiences that have set the groundwork for pathology, the current situations that trigger dysfunctional emotions, beliefs and sensations, and the positive experience needed to enhance future adaptive behaviors and mental health.

During treatment various procedures and protocols are used to address the entire clinical picture. One of the procedural elements is "dual stimulation" using either bilateral eye movements, tones or taps. During the reprocessing phases the client attends momentarily to past memories, present triggers, or anticipated future experiences while simultaneously focusing on a set of external stimulus. During that time, clients generally experience the emergence of insight, changes in memories, or new associations. The clinician assists the client to focus on appropriate material before initiation of each subsequent set. For more information, go to emdr.com.

The Gottman model for couples counseling, a practical, research-based skills training is designed to strengthen and repair marriages and relationships. For more information, go to gottman.com.

Internal Family Systems Therapy is a comprehensive approach to healing trauma and other related symptoms. IFST Model represents a synthesis of systems thinking and multiplicity of the mind. See selfleadership.org for more information.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a therapeutic methodology that synthesizes acceptance and change strategies to treat borderline personality disorder, substance abuse, mood and eating disorders. It combines standard cognitive-behavioral techniques for emotion regulation with concepts of mindfulness, distress tolerance and acceptance based Buddhist meditative practice. See behavioraltech.com for more information.

Hypnotic Therapy - Each person (child or adult), can be taught to recognize and then develop their own self-hypnotic trance abilities, which can be utilized in various ways to address many psychological and medical conditions, including anxieties from various sources, depression, eating issues, smoking, flying fears, irritable bowel syndrome, poor sleep, and performance anxiety. People can develop the ability to utilize self-hypnosis on a daily basis for good mind and body health with minor effort.

Eating Disorders Statistics

  • One in 200 American women suffers from anorexia
  • Two to three in 100 American women suffers from bulimia
  • 20% of people suffering from anorexia will prematurely die from complications related to their eating disorder, including suicide and heart problems
  • Only 1 in 10 people with eating disorders receive treatment
  • Anorexia is the 3rd most common chronic illness among adolescence

 

 



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