Areas of Practice

AREAS OF PRACTICE

The Areas of Practice can be applied in any service setting. For instance, relationship
issues can be addressed in individual therapy in situations where only one
spouse/partner is willing to come in, while issues such as anxiety or depression
can be addressed in Couple or Family Therapy, if that is a more comfortable setting.

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INDIVIDUAL PSYCHOTHERAPY

This type of therapy is covered by most insurances and involves only one person in the sessions. The first session may last anywhere from 60 to 90 minutes and the remaining sessions which are typically weekly are 45 minutes.

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GROUP PSYCHOTHERAPY

This type of therapy is covered by most insurances and involves 5-8 people per session. Groups can be opened, which means that people can join the group once it has began or closed which means that once a group is formed no one else can join. The groups run weekly for 90 minute sessions. Please feel free to ask about current groups that are running or are about to start.

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COUPLE THERAPY

This type of therapy is typically not covered by insurance and involves the couple and issues related to the relationship. The couple is always seen together for the first session which can last from 60-90 minutes. Because partners typically have their own perspective on the relationship the couple maybe split up an seen individually for a few sessions in order to allow both parties to develop the relationship with the therapist and establish some common goals. The individual sessions are 45 minutes and are usually scheduled on a weekly basis.

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MARRIAGE/FAMILY THERAPY

Family therapy is usually covered by most insurances and involves either just the spouses or the family as a whole. The first sessions lasts 60-90 minutes and involves everyone who is planning on attending the therapy sessions. After that family members maybe split up and seen individually in order to resolve personal issues. For insurance to reimburse the sessions one person must be identified as a patient and given a diagnosis.

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EMDR

According to the World Health Organization (2013). Guidelines for the management of conditions that are specifically related to stress. Geneva, WHO Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and EMDR are the only psychotherapies recommended for children, adolescents and adults with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). No pharmaceuticals are recommended. "Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR): This therapy is based on the idea that negative thoughts, feelings and behaviours are the result of unprocessed memories. The treatment involves standardized procedures that include focusing simultaneously on (a) spontaneous associations of traumatic images, thoughts, emotions and bodily sensations and (b) bilateral stimulation that is most commonly in the form of repeated eye movements.
Like CBT with a trauma focus, EMDR aims to reduce subjective distress and strengthen adaptive beliefs related to the traumatic event. Unlike CBT with a trauma focus, EMDR does not involve (a) detailed descriptions of the event, (b) direct challenging of beliefs, (c) extended exposure, or (d) homework."
For additional information visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye_movement_desensitization_and_reprocessing or http://www.emdr.com/general-information/what-is-emdr/what-is-emdr.html.

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PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS

This service is not covered by any insurance. It serves to educate participants in particular areas of life. Workshops can include up to 25 participants when held in the office setting and can be adjusted to any audience when working with a cooperation.