I don’t believe in a one size fits all approach to therapy, I believe in individualizing therapy according to the needs of the individual, couple or family. It is important to work together in determining what the best therapy is for you. I have included a small definition of the approaches I have found are preferred by some clients.
Solution focused Therapy
SFT, focuses on addressing what clients want to achieve exploring the history and provenance of problem(s). SF therapy sessions typically focus on the present and future, focusing on the past only to the degree necessary for communicating empathy and accurate understanding of the client's concerns.
Cognitive Behavioral therapy
CBT, focuses on the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems and changing unhelpful patterns in cognitions (e.g. thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes), behaviors, and emotional regulation. It was originally designed to treat depression, and is now used for a number of mental health conditions.
EMDR, focuses on processing completely the experiences that are causing problems, and to include new experiences that are needed for full health. Negative emotions, feelings and behaviors are generally caused by unresolved earlier experiences that are pushing you in the wrong directions. The goal of EMDR therapy is to leave you with the emotions, understanding, and perspectives that will lead to healthy and useful behaviors and interactions.