Michele will help you resolve challenging behavior, beliefs, feelings, and past trauma by using techniques in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
CBT is a short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment with a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving. Its goal is to improve the way you feel by adjusting the patterns of thinking or behaviors that create barriers.
CBT is an evidence-based intervention, meaning it’s a proven and effective treatment of issues such as symptoms associated with depression and anxiety disorders, alcohol and drug abuse, and marital challenges. It also improves healthier coping with transitional challenges.
A typical CBT course of treatment lasts between 5-15 sessions. Sessions are typically 60 minutes, 1-3 times per month. Michele will work with you to organize your obstacles into manageable goals that focus on helpful thoughts, feelings, and actions.
EMDR is a heavily researched, evidence-based psychotherapy that is a proven and effective treatment for those suffering from trauma and/or distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders. The goal of EMDR is to reduce the uncomfortable effects of traumatic occurrences.
EMDR is endorsed as an effective treatment by The American Psychiatric Association, the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs/Dept. of Defense, and the World Health Organization, among many other national and international entities.
A typical EMDR course of treatment lasts between 8-15 sessions. Sessions are typically 60-90 minutes, 3-4 times per month. During the sessions, I will help you process difficult and traumatic events and reduce the level of distress you experience.
As an evidence-based intervention, DBT is a proven and effective treatment for mood dysregulation and personality disorders. DBT is a specific type of cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy formed to improve the treatment of borderline personality disorder. Since its development, DBT has helped treat a range of other issues, including symptoms associated with depression and anxiety disorders.