Individual therapy is my primary form of treatment. I use evidence based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Exposure Response Prevention (ERP).
What does evidence based or empirically supported treatment mean and why is it important?
When something is evidence based or empirically supported it means extensive research has shown this type of treatment produces results beyond that of just chance. It is important to look for evidence based or empirically supported treatments because not all treatments have been shown to be effective over time. Make sure what you are investing in is shown to work.
What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is an evidence based treatment used to treat a wide range of psychological disorders, including anxiety. CBT is typically a short-term treatment that focuses on changing dysfunctional thinking and behavior patterns that contribute to an individual's struggles.
What is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)?
DBT is an evidence based treatment that focuses on teaching individuals new skills in managing emotions and decreasing conflict in relationships. DBT focuses on four key areas: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness.
What is Exposure Response Prevention (ERP)?
ERP is an evidence based treatment which stems from CBT. ERP is most commonly used with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), but can also be used with other psychological disorders. ERP focuses on exposing the client to feared stimuli while refraining from engaging in maladaptive coping skills.
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