"Every individual acts and suffers in accordance with his peculiar teleology, which has all the inevitability of fate, so long as he does not understand it."
As Clinicians, we frequently hear clients say, "counseling didn't work for me". At Awareness Center for Counseling we believe that therapy is a collaborative process and the more active involvement by you, the more successful outcomes you will experience. As such, it is important to understand the type of therapy you are seeking to reach your goals.
We offer a wide range of evidence based treatment approaches. Evidence-based treatment (EBT) refers to treatment that is backed by scientific evidence. That is, studies have been conducted and extensive research has been documented on a particular treatment, and it has proven to be successful. Some of the treatment modalities our clinicians utilize are:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a short-term approach that allows you to address your goals by considering the thoughts, feelings, and experiences that support desired behaviors. This is a great option for you if you have a short-term goal you want to achieve, and desire the support and accountability that a therapist can provide.
- Adlerian Therapy is a great approach for someone that is looking to achieve a specific goal. Through engagement, insight, and reorientation, your therapist can help you understand what your roadblocks are in achieving your goals, and to recognize the steps you need to take to get closer to your ultimate goal.
- Family Systems is a form of therapy that helps you find reconciliation within your familial relationships. Founded on the concept that each member of a family contributes to the health of the family system, Family Systems Therapy is a great option for families that are experiencing a level of dysfunction that feels unmanageable.
- Gottman Method is a form of therapy that is founded on the Sound Relationship House Theory. This theory helps to break down miscommunication and other barriers to the connection, intimacy, and understanding that couples need to foster a healthy relationship.
- Lifespan Integration relies on memory recall to help you understand your trauma and promotes healing by channeling your inner child. Lifespan Integration is a great option for someone who wants to become more self-accepting and feel better about their life as a whole.
- Client-Centered Therapy occurs when your therapist takes a step back, and allows you to take a more active and directive role in your healing process. In this approach, your therapist is primarily present to encourage self-acceptance and healing.
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) is a structured form of healing that requires you to revisit painful and traumatic experiences in order to reduce the triggers and feelings of negativity towards the experience. You will be asked to focus on the trauma while your therapist helps to control the bilateral stimulation via controlled eye movements.
- Brief Psychotherapy is an approach that prioritizes the most efficient treatment. If you seek to achieve a goal within a specific number of sessions or by a certain date, you may opt for Brief Psychotherapy.
- Play Therapy is a form of experiential therapy, most commonly used with children aged 3-12, to help them express their thoughts and emotions by playing with the therapist. This is a great way for therapists to connect with children who have experienced stress or trauma, say from divorce or abuse, for example.