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Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy

"Helping You, Help Yourself"

Clinical Services 2017-10-13T19:49:10+00:00

CLINICAL SERVICES

(include but not limited to the following)

Relationships/Marriage & Family

Oftentimes there is a relationship dynamic that is the problem, not any one person in the relationship. In order to resolve the problem, we need all members involved in the faulty dynamic to come to therapy to resolve the issue.

Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

ODD is a pattern of negative, hostile, and defiant behavior, lasting at least 6 months that leads to clinically significant impairment in social, academic or occupational functioning.

Behavior Modification/Therapy

Using Applied Behavioral Analysis, through observation of the individual and the target behavior, the maintaining conditions are defined and include the antecedents, behaviors, and consequences that establish, maintain, or extinguish the target behavior.

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)

Learning how to become less disturbed as well as less disturbable. How we think influences how we feel, which in turn influences how we behave. Therefore, to become less emotionally disturbed, the focus is on our negative automatic thoughts. By changing our thoughts, we can influence how we feel and how we behave.

Assertiveness Training and Dealing with Difficult People

Learn how to assert your rights without stepping on the rights of others. Also, learn how to effectively deal with difficult people without delegitimizing your position.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Even if clients present as predominantly attention deficit or hyperactive, the treatment is the same. We help clients to find relevance in what they perceive as irrelevant, refocusing their interest on what was once novel but is now boring. We use study strategies to help them study smarter, not necessarily harder; which helps reduce opposition and defiance as well.

Relieving Depression

Using Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Behavioral Activation, one’s motivation can be restored to diminish depression and bring about a return to normal functioning.

Overcoming Anxiety

Overcoming anxiety requires overcoming catastrophic thinking through the used of REBT wherein “awfulizing” is put into perspective and where obsessive thinking is refocused into functional and adaptive thinking.

Anger and Aggression Management

Learning how to both prevent becoming angry as well as learning how to mitigate your anger and redirect it towards appropriate frustration to functionally resolve the issue.

Post-Violent Event Trauma

Typically what we think of as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) occurs as a result of a person who experienced, witnessed, or was confronted with an event or events that involved threatened or actual serious injury or death to oneself or others. Symptoms include:

  • Sleep disturbance
  • Flashbacks
  • Anxiety
  • Recurrent and intrusive distressing recollections of the event such as images, thoughts or perceptions
  • Nightmares of the event
  • Intense psychological stress cued by aspects of the event
  • Avoidance of thoughts, activities, places, and people that arouse recollections of the event
  • The inability to recall parts of the event
  • Diminished interest and/or participation in significant activities
  • Feelings of detachment or estrangement from others

Treatment is processing the event whereby people reconcile moral, ethical and legal dilemmas. Resolving feelings of guilt. Overcoming the helplessness experienced in the traumatic event. Validating humanity.