Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
DBT is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy, which is a type of psychotherapy used for the effective treatment of substance abuse. It is a safe form of therapy that is meant to teach the client methods that they can use to avoid repeating habits, feelings, or cravings that cause them harm.
This includes the cravings and feelings that are associated with addiction to alcohol, opiates, stimulants, and other types of legal and illegal drugs. Additionally, it is also useful in the treatment of individuals with mental health issues such as depression and eating disorders.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR is a unique, nontraditional form of psychotherapy designed to diminish negative feelings associated with memories of traumatic events. Unlike most forms of talk therapy, EMDR focuses less on the traumatic event itself and more on the disturbing emotions and symptoms that result from the event. Treatment includes a hand motion technique used by the therapist to guide the client’s eye movements from side to side, similar to watching a pendulum swing. EMDR is a controversial intervention because it is unclear exactly how it works, with some psychologists claiming it does not work.