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Motivational Therapy

Motivational interviewing is non-judgmental, non-confrontational and non-adversarial. The approach attempts to increase the client’s awareness of the potential problems caused, consequences experienced, and risks faced as a result of the behavior in question.

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

The goal of cognitive behavioral therapy is to help a person learn to recognize negative patterns of thought, evaluate their validity, and replace them with healthier ways of thinking. CBT helps clients change distorted perceptions, self-defeating beliefs, and errors in thinking that play a contributing factor to drug abuse, alcohol abuse, addictions, and mental health… Read More

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Person-centered

Therapeutic work is only as effective as the alliance that exists within the relationship. In order to build trust and a sense of safety within the space of the therapeutic relationship, there is an aim towards modeling authenticity, unconditional positive regard, and empathy towards the client’s emotional experiences.

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Meditation Teaching Program

Dzogchen Meditation: A tradition of teachings in Tibetan Buddhism aimed at attaining and maintaining the natural primordial state or natural condition. It is a central teaching of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism, of which I was trained directly from my teacher, Zhenpen Nyima, who’s teacher Lama Kharwang was one of the teachers of the… Read More

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Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback is an evidence-based treatment for addiction. Neurofeedback is a direct training of brain function, by which the brain learns to function more efficiently.

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EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy developed by Francine Shapiro that emphasizes disturbing memories as the cause of psychopathology, and aims to alleviate the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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Existential

Moving forward in the face of fear is typically abnormal for those suffering with an addiction. The addictive life seeks out avoidance or the escaping from the experience of fear. Within the confines of a safe therapeutic space, the client has the opportunity to move through fear and migrate to the other side, which is… Read More

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Motivational Enhancement

The nature of addiction is powerful and change can be extremely challenging especially in the face of fear of an unknown future without one’s main source of relief and pleasure. Motivational enhancement is a technique that considers the presenting mental obstructions and emotional fears that governs a person’s life and provides a platform to process the motivational disruptions interfering with change in the use of substances. Being present and meeting the client where they are at is a message I strive to implement within the therapeutic relationship in order to build motivation within the individual rather then from external forces.

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Existential Psychotherapy

Existential Therapy starts from a basis heavy in philosophy before a place of true-to-life, empirical/experiential practice. When simultaneously looking at its philosophy from which it’s based and then the application thereof, its systemic implementation is offered in the encouragement of a strong, emotional relationship between the therapist and the client. This relationship is fostered in… Read More

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

ACT uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment and behavior change strategies, to increase psychological flexibility that help change maladaptive patterns that play a factor in addictions, and serve as a risk factor for relapse.

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Relapse Prevention Therapy (RPT)

RPT teaches clients relapse prevention strategies. RPT strategies include coping with urges, identifying high-risk situations, identifying self-defeating beliefs, compulsive behaviors, integration into recovery, and several other relapse prevention strategies.

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Psychodrama

Psychodrama is an experiential group process that allows clients to work through issues that they struggle with, and serve as a risk factor for relapse. Clients role-play with their peers to work through relationship conflicts, unresolved grief, and internal issues with self.

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Rational Emotional Behavioral Therapy (REBT)

A majority of clients in treat use drugs and alcohol to escape emotional pain, which implies a lack of emotional regulation skills. REBT teaches client to learn how to feel feelings, identify feelings, give meaning and understanding to their feelings, and express their feelings in a healthy way.

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Seeking Safety

Seeking Safety consists of 25 topics that can be conducted in any order: Introduction/Case Management, Safety, PTSD: Taking Back Your Power, When Substances Control You, Honesty, Asking for Help, Setting Boundaries in Relationships, Getting Others to Support Your Recovery, Healthy Relationships, Community Resources, Compassion, Creating Meaning, Discovery, Integrating the Split Self, Recovery Thinking, Taking Good… Read More

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Somatic Experiencing

The goal of cognitive behavioral therapy is to help a person learn to recognize negative patterns of thought, evaluate their validity, and replace them with healthier ways of thinking. CBT helps clients change distorted perceptions, self-defeating beliefs, and errors in thinking that play a contributing factor to drug abuse, alcohol abuse, addictions, and mental health issues.

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Psychodynamic Therapy

To help clients identify and work through unresolved trauma. To help clients identify maladaptive patterns in thoughts, emotions, and behaviors which contribute to their distress, dysfunctions, mental health issues, and addictions. Facilitate the client’s understanding of their genetic, personality, social, and family factors, including childhood experiences that led to the development of chemical dependence and/or mental health issues that serve as risk factors for relapse.

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