This therapeutic modality allows our therapists and clients to form a trusted relationship, in order to address and dissect issues causing distress. CBT uses a practical approach in which the therapist helps the client understand the relationship between beliefs, feelings, and thoughts, and the effect these have on behavior patterns and actions.
EMDR is an information processing therapy, that uses an eight phase approach to address the experiential contributors of a wide range of pathologies. Our therapists assist clients as they attend to the past experiences that have set the groundwork for the current situations that often trigger dysfunctional emotions, beliefs, and sensations, and the positive experience needed to enhance future adaptive behaviors and mental health.
Our therapists are well versed in attachment theory. Attachment theory is focused on the relationships and bonds between people, including those between a parent and child, and between our friends and partners. Therapists assist clients in understanding how some of their earliest experiences and bonds, have a tremendous impact that continues throughout life, and the understanding that this is “normal,” as it assisted them when young, to improve their chance of survival, but there may be a need for changes in behavior as it relates to relationships today.
When we cultivate a felt sense of compassion for ourselves, we are resourced to brave the complexities of the mood. Our resourcing practices are designed to prepare for EMDR Therapy, manage anxiety and depression, alleviate somatic concerns, and to reduce other trauma-related symptoms. The fundamental belief of our teachings and techniques is that, “We are already the wholeness that we seek.” Clients are supported by their psychiatric nurse practitioner, therapist, life coach, or behavioral health technician, to return to the sense that all we desire is already within us. Evidence-based techniques and new found coping skills are used to create personal intention. Our resourcing techniques include: psychiatric services both traditional and holistic, EMDR protocols designed for safety and stabilization, CBT tools, mindfulness exercises, somatic experiences, pain reduction and management exercises, breathing techniques, easy meditations, gentle movements with body awareness, and Yoga Nidra.
Women often experience significant transitions at all stages of their lives, some expected and some not. Often, they struggle to find support networks and people who understand what they are going through. At Start Moving-on Counseling and Trauma Center our Women in Transition Group is designed to create a community of women with similar life experiences, who can support and uplift one another when they may be struggling to do it themselves.
Our psychiatric services provide clients with a comprehensive mental and physical health assessment, made by an experienced board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner, who has our client's personal goals in mind. Recovery from a “whole health perspective” can provide opportunities for wellness at many levels. Our psychiatric services include: diagnosis of illness, traditional and holistic approaches including genetic testing through Genesight, medication management, and formal psychiatric evaluations.
Common psychiatric disorders treated include: