We provide treatments that have been tested and found to be effective. Included are a subset of the treatments we offer.
Learn to Overcome your Fears with Exposure Therapy
Exposure Therapy is the treatment that works the best for most types of anxiety. Confronting fears and obsessions while approaching them in new ways that increase confidence are effective for a range of anxiety disorders, including fears of specific situations (including flying, needles, driving), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Learn to Alter Beliefs and Thoughts That Hold You Back
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy helps you develop new ways of evaluating the thoughts and beliefs that keep you stuck in the same habits. It helps you increase your awareness about how the way you think impacts how you feel and act. Through awareness, you can begin to make different choices that are based on your deepest values instead of your fears.
Learn Acceptance and Mindfulness Practices To Roll with Life’s Punches
Sometimes, changing thoughts and behaviors do not account for really difficult life events. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) teaches how to listen to your experience and practice acceptance and mindfulness to commit to making your most important life commitments.
Learn To Listen To Yourself and See Your Difficulties With Kindness
Humans are often given messages that we should “suck it up” and move on, and are taught that having emotions make us weak or too sensitive. This leads us to respond to life difficulties and mistakes with anger, judgement, and cruelty. Self-Compassion Therapy helps you counteract these tendencies by learning to respond to challenges with kindness and caring when you need it the most. Research shows this makes us more effective, less stressed, and more resilient to life events.
Our goal as therapists is to fully understand the cultural, social, and spiritual issues that shape the whole person, because stress and anxiety do not happen in a vacuum, but in a context. This societal and cultural understanding is essential to help you feel truly heard and understood, taking into consideration not only how your cultural background impacts you as a person but also how experiences of discrimination, bias, and marginalization impact your mental health. Our therapists use a multicultural orientation to invite all clients to share their cultural background and its impact as they feel comfortable doing so.
We take your specific needs into consideration to determine a treatment plan, not the requirements of insurance plans. Thus, we may at times suggest treatment options that are not covered by your insurance plan. For example, it may be recommended that you do an exposure exercise with your therapist or an Exposure Coach at your home or in the community, which may not be covered by insurance, but would greatly accelerate your treatment.
We think therapy should be goal-oriented and lead to measurable improvement. We know you want to feel better, engage more fully, and move forward toward what you truly value. With that in mind, our therapists will collaboratively develop a treatment plan with you and track your progress, and make sure we are helping you move in the direction of change. We expect that you will be making progress within a few weeks, and believe a “Course of Treatment” is somewhere between 18-30 sessions.