Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy
EMDR therapy is different from “talk therapy” in that it changes how distressing experiences are stored in the brain. By “processing” these experiences, distressing emotions, beliefs, and body sensations are reduced and what is useful from the experience is learned and retained. It is a top-choice therapy to heal from trauma, abuse, anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. EMDR can also help improve future performance in relationships, work, school, and life. These counselors of Therapy Austin are trained in EMDR.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
DBT therapy teaches practical tools and skills to manage emotions better, get through distressing situations, improve relationships, and change behaviors that cause problems in the present.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
CBT therapy teaches how to change thoughts that cause unwanted behaviors and feelings as well as overcome barriers to goals.
Mindfulness exercises help train the brain to manage emotions better and boost awareness, focus, and working memory. This can help people get more out of therapy by strengthening important areas of the brain so it is easier to make changes.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
This approach combines mindfulness and some of the behavioral therapies. At the core of ACT work is the recognition that your current habits of avoiding emotions and being overly involved in your thoughts is actually causing your suffering to get worse, not better. ACT therapy will teach you how to make room for feelings, how to find distance from unhelpful thinking, and will redirect you to live a meaningful life by way of embracing what is important to you.
Depth Psychology refers to practices that explore the deeper parts of our process. Using tools like dreams and archetypes, depth psychology helps us to understand our own unconscious beliefs and patterns, in order that we might come to embrace ourselves in a more fulfilling way.
Culturally Competent Counseling
We strive to create a warm and welcoming environment for everyone that walks through our door. We know that your background, experiences, preferences, and culture all combine to create your unique way of walking through the world. Our counselors work to understand the ways in which our society can be unkind to us based on our race, sexual orientation, religion, gender identity, culture and ideas. We are committed to offering an open and affirming space, while understanding that you are the expert on your unique experience. With a gentle curiosity for your story, we welcome you.