Person centered therapists believe that in order for a client's condition to improve counselors should be warm, genuine and understanding. This type of therapy was developed by Carl Rogers and is a theory that requires the therapist to have unconditional positive regard and empathetic understanding for the client, along with displaying congruence or genuineness. From this framework other therapy techniques and modes can be carried out.
Eagala is the global standard for equine assisted psychotherapy. It is a client centered, solution focused, and evidence driven therapy. The Eagala Model is effective because it embraces the science that humans learn best by doing. The model prescribes a hands-on approach where clients are given the space to project and analyze their situations, make connections, and find their own solutions. Since the solutions are personally experienced in conjunction with intellectual understanding, they tend to be deeper, more profound, and longer lasting. Beth Miller is a certified mental health specialist in the Eagala model and works with Ron Prather, a certified equine specialist, and his horses to provide individual, marriage, family, and group Eagala sessions in addition to teamwork building for groups. Learn more about Eagala here.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) is a brain-based therapy that helps individuals heal from past trauma. This modality focuses on the brain’s ability to constantly learn, taking past experiences, and updating them with present information. EMDR uses a set of procedures to organize your negative and positive feelings, emotions, and thoughts. Rapid sets of eye movements are used to help you update disturbing experiences, much like what occurs during REM (rapid eye movement) patterns when we sleep. EMDR replicates this sleep pattern by alternating between sets of eye movements and brief reports about what you are noticing. This alternating process helps you update your memories to a healthier present perspective without having to describe every detail of a distressing memory. Using the detailed protocols and procedures learned in EMDR therapy training sessions, clinicians help clients activate their natural healing processes. LeAnn Dent is certified in EMDR. Learn more about EMDR here.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) has been supported as effective in over 1,000 research studies. It is a time-sensitive, structured, present-oriented psychotherapy that helps individuals identify goals that are most important to them and overcome obstacles that get in the way. CBT helps people feel better and maintain progress. It is based on the cognitive model: the way that individuals perceive a situation is more closely connected to their reaction than the situation itself. One important part of CBT is assisting clients in discovering what they most want from life and moving toward achieving that vision. They learn skills to change thinking and behavior to achieve lasting improvement in mood and functioning and sense of well-being. Learn more about CBT here.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) provides clients with skills to cope with difficult emotions and decrease conflict in relationships. DBT focuses on teaching therapeutic skills in four areas. First, mindfulness focuses on improving an individual's ability to accept and be present in the current moment. Second, distress tolerance is geared toward increasing a person’s tolerance of negative emotion, rather than trying to escape from it. Third, emotion regulation covers strategies to manage and change intense emotions that are causing problems in a person’s life. Fourth, interpersonal effectiveness consists of techniques that allow a person to communicate with others in a way that is assertive, maintains self-respect, and strengthens relationships.
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Addiction counselors provide skills and strategies to help overcome addiction and repair problems that developed in life due to the addiction. The treatment focuses on building overall wellness, healthy support systems, learning to identify and overcome triggers, and developing routines that support a healthier lifestyle.