We specialize in modern evidence-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (CBT) including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and the mindfulness based therapies. These therapies have scientific support for a variety of psychological and behavioral difficulties including depression, anxiety, PTSD, chronic pain and stress, weight loss and maintenance, parenting difficulties, substance abuse, addiction concerns (e.g., smoking, gambling, etc.) and many others..
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How to Seek Services
- Contact our clinic at 734.531.6176 to schedule an intake appointment. We will send you a few forms to complete so that you understand what is involved in participating in psychotherapy and we can understand the problem better.
- Intake appointments are typically 90 minutes long. During this time, you will meet with one of our staff psychologists to discuss the nature of your difficulties, relevant background information, and other causes of your distress.
- At the close of the intake session you will work with your staff psychologist to begin to develop a research-based treatment plan.
- Following the intake appointment, typically weekly therapy sessions will be scheduled. Each session is approximately 50 minutes in length. Because we use evidence-based treatments that are relatively short in duration, the typical course of therapy is approximately 3 to 6 months.
We utilize psychotherapy techniques that are evidence-based (i.e., supported by research showing they work) and that have been found to assist clients in quickly alleviating distress and cultivating psychological balance. These types of therapies are called cognitive behavioral therapies and include the following:
Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies – These therapies comprise the majority of evidence-based psychotherapy. Treatment interventions focus on problematic thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Through therapy, people learn to change their reactions to thoughts, feelings, and sensations, which changes behavior. Sometimes behavior is also changed more directly as well.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – ACT is one of the newest cognitive and behavioral therapies. This form of psychotherapy offers an experiential approach to behavior change that involves bringing awareness to the thoughts, feelings, and sensations that are connected to ineffective behaviors. Through therapy, clients learn to change their relationships with such thoughts, emotions, and bodily sensations. Furthermore, ACT helps clients to identify the components of and commit to living a personally meaningful life
Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapies – Mindfulness is a term used to describe a state of awareness that involves paying attention to what is going on in the present moment with an open, accepting stance. Mindfulness-based therapies are utilized to assist individuals in cultivating increased present-moment awareness and skillfulness. Such therapies can help individuals to develop resilience to life stress and can be used to help alleviate depression, anxiety, chronic stress and pain, emotional eating, and substance abuse.