What is Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, is designed to improve the social, emotional and behavioral functioning of individuals and their families. We offer strengths-based, family-centered treatment that focuses on improving daily life. We treat a variety of mental health diagnoses, serve people of all ages and pride ourselves on inclusion.
Our focus is on individualized goals that are developed for each client and family. Therapy sessions are tailored to match these goals, as well as the unique interpersonal needs of each client.
How does Psychotherapy work?
We conduct psychotherapy services by designing active learning environments for both children and adults, which are appropriate for various developmental levels. We use a variety of approaches, strategies, and methods, including, cognitive behavior therapy, solution-focused therapy, systematic desensitization, strengths perspective, and behavioral strategies.
AOWL Therapy Services has extensive experience providing individual and family therapy. You and your child are exposed to many stressors today, & their stress can be communicated in unique (& often challenging!) ways. We believe that behaviors are communication and your child is trying to tell you something, let’s figure it out together!
How to know if Psychotherapy is right for you?
- Individual experiences sadness or depression
- Individual experiences anxiety
- Parenting challenges
- Parent-Child relationships
- Struggles with peer relationships or Social Skills
- Stress Management
What is ART (Accelerated Resolution Therapy)?
AOWL Therapy Services also provides Accelerated Resolution Therapy, which is a form of psychotherapy with roots in existing evidence-based therapies but shown to achieve benefits much more rapidly (usually within 1-5 sessions). Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) works directly to reprogram the way in which distressing memories and images are stored in the brain so that they no longer trigger strong physical and emotional reactions.
How does ART work?
The client is always in control of the ART session, with the therapist guiding the process. The therapy rapidly moves clients beyond the place where they are stuck in these experiences toward growth and positive changes. The process is very straightforward, using relaxing eye movements and a technique called Voluntary Memory/Image Replacement to change the way in which the negative images are stored in the brain. The end result is that traumas and difficult life experiences will no longer trigger strong emotions or physical reactions. Importantly, clients do not have to talk about their traumas or difficult life experiences with the therapist to achieve recovery. This has been shown effective working with clients diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or those who have experienced traumatic and stressful events such as anxiety, depression, sleep problems, self-esteem problems, bullying, abuse, phobias, and grief.
Shown to be highly impactful towards experiencing relief, favorable changes and losing the pain through long-lasting changes.
Please contact our office to set up an intake call to discuss services and answer any questions you might have.