Types of Therapy
Types of Treatment
Ages 3 to 21 for therapy, all ages welcomed for trauma informed yoga
Throughout treatment your therapist will utilize various types of treatments and modalities as clinically indicated. The descriptions provided below are not all inclusive of the types of methods that may be implemented throughout treatment.
The intention of these descriptions is for our clients to have a better understanding of the services that Breathing Through Counseling and Wellness Services offers.
If you have any questions about or a particular interest in a specific treatment please ask your therapist.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): A therapy that focuses on changing negative thought patterns about the self and the world, in order to alter unwanted behavior pattern(s) or mood(s). CBT focuses on the development of personal coping skills to solve current problems and change unhelpful thought patterns. CBT is most commonly used for anxiety and depression but can also be utilized for treatment of other conditions.
Trauma-Focused CBT: An evidence-based practice created to assist children and their families to overcome the negative effects of trauma. This modality is very structured and caregiver participation is an essential component. Core components of TF-CBT are: psychoeducation, creating effective coping skills, creating a trauma narrative, mastery of trauma triggers, parent-child sessions, and developing a sense of future safety. Prior to beginning TF-CBT your therapist will review and explain the protocol in-depth.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT): An approach that focuses on helping clients increase their ability to regulate their emotions and reactions to triggers. DBT concentrates on identifying coping skills to change thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to help avoid undesired reactions. Core components of this modality are mindfulness, emotional regulation, and distress tolerance.
Child-Centered Play Therapy: Therapeutic intervention where play is used as way to help child integration, developmental growth, emotional modulation, and trauma resolution. Play can also be used to model appropriate behavior and practice new skills. This approach can be utilized with both verbal and non-verbal children as well as adolescents.
Sandplay Therapy: A form of play therapy that makes use of a sandbox and toy figures to create miniature worlds that reflect the client’s internal thoughts and struggles. As this approach allows for non-verbal communication, it allows clients the opportunity to share their stories without the fear or shame that can often accompany verbalization. For this reason, sandplay is often used for those who have suffered from various forms of trauma.
Solution-Focused Therapy: A goal-orientated approach that focuses on the client’s present and future circumstances rather than on past experiences. In solution-focused therapy the therapist assists the client in identifying their goals; as well as, detailed descriptions of what accomplishment of those goals will look like. Once these goals are established the therapist and client work together to create solutions that effectively allow the client to accomplish their goals.
Family Therapy: A therapeutic approach that can help family members improve communication and resolve conflict. Family therapy can be useful in any situation in which a family is experiencing stress, grief, anger or conflict. Family therapy uses combinations of other therapeutic modalities as appropriate for the family’s specific situation.
Synergetic Play Therapy: is a researched-informed model of play therapy blending the therapeutic power of play with nervous system regulation, interpersonal neurobiology, physics, attachment, mindfulness, and therapist authenticity. Its primary play therapy influences are Child-Centered, Experiential, and Gestalt theories.
Trauma Play: is informed by our current understandings of the neurobiology of play and the neurobiology of trauma, and is built on the power of one to heal the other. Grounded in attachment theory, the child or family is met moment-to-moment as therapeutic needs are assessed. The framework of seven therapeutic treatment goals serve as the umbrella under which clinicians have freedom to employ a variety of interventions. A subset of goals related to enhancing the role of Parents as Partners expands clinicians’ finesse in integrating parents into trauma treatment.