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.
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) was developed based on attachment science and is the gold standard in couples counseling intervention. It is also effective in treating anxiety and depression in individuals and as a family therapy mode. EFT prioritizes healthy connection and emotional regulation. It is an experiential therapy, applying new ways of communicating and restructuring emotional experiences in session to heal and strengthen the bond.You can learn more about EFT here.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a treatment proven to be effective in treating anxiety, depression, addiction, relationship problems, and more severe mental illness. It focuses on addressing distorted thoughts and behavior patterns to relieve symptoms. You can learn more here.
Renew Counseling offers specific Cognitive Behavioral Treatments (CBT) that focus on treating insomnia or learning to live with chronic pain. Please note that these interventions are therapies only, and do not include any medications or medical treatments for these issues.
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Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is a cognitive behavioral therapy that is effective in reducing symptoms of PTSD resulting from traumatic experiences. Cognitive Processing Therapy is generally delivered over 12 sessions. This therapy helps clients to identify problematic thoughts and beliefs related to the trauma. CPT teaches clients skills to evaluate, challenge and modify unhelpful beliefs. This allows the client to develop a new understanding of the traumatic event and circumstances related to the event. This new understanding can reduce the negative impact of the trauma on present functioning and improve quality of life. Click here for additional information about Cognitive Processing Therapy.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a mindfulness-based, experiential behavior therapy that is effective for diverse clinical issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, chronic pain, OCD and others. ACT involves helping clients take meaningful action in their lives, guided by their deepest values and in which the client is present and fully engaged. In the course of creating such a life, barriers will be encountered, in the form of unwanted thoughts, images, urges, feelings, sensations, memories. ACT teaches mindfulness and other strategies for handling these barriers. The goal of ACT is to create a meaningful life while accepting the inevitable pain that goes with it.
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Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFST) acknowledges that every person can have multiple feelings and desires for the same experience. It focuses on bringing the different parts of ourselves into unity to work together versus warring against one another. When an emotion or part has become overwhelming or is interfering with life, IFST helps to unburden that part. The movie Inside Out is a great example of these "parts." IFST is research-based and can be effective in treating depression, anxiety, trauma, pain, relationship difficulties, phobias, and general distress. You can learn more about IFST here and how it's integrated as a faith-based therapy model 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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Prolonged Exposure (PE) is a cognitive behavioral therapy that is effective in treating symptoms of PTSD resulting from traumatic experiences. Prolonged Exposure specifically addresses the avoidance common in individuals suffering from PTSD. Many people who have experienced trauma want to avoid anything that reminds them of the trauma they experienced, or anything that produces distressing thoughts or feelings connected to the trauma. PE teaches clients to gradually approach trauma related memories, feelings and situations. By facing what has been avoided, clients that the trauma-related memories and cues are not dangerous and do not need to be avoided. Click here for
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Group therapy is a treatment option that provides opportunity for offering and receiving support. Members are able to relate to other people experiencing similar symptoms or concerns in a safe and caring environment. It allows members to work on goals in the moment with the counselor as facilitator. We offer teen and adult general process groups.
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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.