Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem solving. The goal is to change harmful patterns of thinking or behavior that are behind people’s difficulties, thus changing the way the client feels. This type of therapy is used to help treat a wide range of issues in a person’s life, from sleeping difficulties or relationship problems, to drug and alcohol abuse or anxiety and depression.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) encourages clients to embrace their thoughts and feelings rather than fighting or feeling guilty for them. It may seem confusing at first, but ACT paired with mindfulness-based therapy offers clinically effective treatment. Medical conditions such as anxiety, depression, OCD, addictions, and substance abuse can all benefit from ACT therapy. The six core processes of ACT include the following:
- Cognitive Defusion
- Being Present
- Self as Context
- Committed Action
Mindfulness-Based Therapy is an evidence-based therapy for preventing depression, anxiety and stress. Clients will learn helpful skills and practices to manage depression, anxiety and prevent relapse. By learning to identify the triggers and symptoms of depression and anxiety, clients can effectively face these issues as they appear in everyday life.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based therapy to help manage emotions and improve relationships. This is accomplished by teaching and applying skills across four domains: mindfulness, emotional regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and distress tolerance. We only offer individual DBT therapy and work with other centers in the Bay Area when group DBT treatment is required.
Short Term Psychodynamic Therapy
Short-term Psychodynamic Therapy focuses on troubling feelings or thoughts that interfere with relationships, communication, and/or functioning at school or at work. The aim of this kind of therapy is to uncover the sources of the feelings or thoughts that are often unknown to the client. Our team of highly-trained therapists work hard to earn our client’s trust, form an alliance that will allow honest communication, and explore relevant historical and current events that prevent healthy functioning.