Essential Being

Is created around the knowledge that prioritizing yourself also takes care of others

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What is EMDR Therapy?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders (

EMDR is done in 8 Phases. This form of therapy is design around resolving, unprocessed traumatic memories, or cognitive distortions allowing the brain to heal and form new core beliefs.

Who can Benefit from EMDR Therapy?

EMDR therapy helps individuals of all ages including but limited to the following:

  • Anxiety, panic attacks, and phobias

  • Chronic Illness and medical issues

  • Depression and bipolar disorders

  • Dissociative disorders

  • Eating disorders

  • Grief and loss

  • Pain

  • Performance anxiety

  • Personality disorders

  • PTSD and other trauma and stress-related issues

  • Sexual assault

  • Sleep disturbance

  • Substance abuse and addiction

  • Violence and abuse

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

CBT is an evidenced based modality and used to address cognitive distortions. The theory around CBT is that our thoughts have a direct correlation with our feelings and behaviors. Utilizing CBT increases awareness for negative thought patterns and behaviors in order to create change.

Who can benefit from CBT?

CBT can be utilized for self-esteem, catastrophizing, anxiety, depression, harmful behaviors, panic attacks, and variety of other barriers that someone may face.

Motivational Interviewing

What is Motivational Interviewing (MI)?

MI is an evidenced based practice. My favorite idea from MI is evocating change from a person's own motivation and commitment, which helps with lasting change. MI focuses on exploring and resolving change within a person. This theory supports change from utilizing the individual's own values and concerns.

Motivational Interviewing (2009) is: "...a collaborative, person-centered form of guiding to elicit and strengthen motivation for change".

Who would benefit from MI?

Short answer is Anyone. MI is a client centered approach to help individuals make behavioral changes that supports their needs. MI can also specifically be used with Individuals who suffer from substance use problems.

Multisystemic Therapy

What is Multisystemic Therapy (MST)

MST is a family-based mental health treatment model developed to treat youths with presenting serious antisocial behavior (MST Therapy). This modality is focused on empowering caregivers to create change within the family system that helps solve current and preventative future barriers. MST focuses on the family system in creating solutions while collaborating with natural supports.

Who would benefit from MST?

MST is for families that are dealing with intrusive problems in the family system. This theory also helps with blended families, adjustment disorders, and dual family homes.

Eclectic Therapy

What is Eclectic Therapy?

Eclectic Therapy is an integrative form of psychotherapy that adapts to the specific need of the client and their goals. Eclectic therapy draws from a variety of disciplines to customize the therapeutic process for each individual by using different forms of treatment or combinations of treatment that is most effective for treating the problem (Psychology Today).

For example, I may utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) in order to meet the needs of the client.