Here at Psych Connection, we specialize in several evidence-based treatment modalities. Evidence-based treatment means that the therapy has been researched extensively and scientifically determined to be effective. For a long time, psychological treatments were based on the clinician's "word" that they could help you feel better. As the field transitioned from theory into science, it became important for psychological scientists to prove the effectiveness of their regiments similar to how a cardiologist had to prove aspirin could prevent a heart attack. A list of evidence-based treatments are below:
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
An option for persons who feel overwhelmed by their emotions; sadness, rejection, and anger often dominate and are experienced for minor reasons; emotions seem to change quickly and rapidly.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
An option for persons who are depressed and anxious due to life stressors that are outside of their control (e.g., war, natural disasters, a poor economy, racism/prejudice, infertility). This modality is commonly used with military veterans and survivors of abuse.
Cognitive Process Therapy (CPT)
An option for persons who have experienced a traumatic event, has nightmares, flashbacks, reoccurring negative thoughts, and irritable outbursts. This modality is also commonly used with military veterans and survivors of abuse.
Moral Reconation Therapy
An option for persons who lack remorse, is aggressive towards others, feels entitled, commonly breaks laws or rules, is prone to blame others. or is prone to not consider the feelings of others.
An option for persons who experience oppression including gender minorities, racial minorities, and spiritual/religious minoritiese. The focus is on learning the tools to achieve long-term goals despite prejudice.
Sexual Compulsion Therapy
This treatment is for persons who compulsively engage in sexual behaviors and who are unhappy with their actions due to repeated problems that arose (e.g., job loss, divorce, loss of friends, reoccruing STDs, low self-worth).
Love Addiction Counseling
An option for persons who find that they are prone to pine for love and affection, but who often find themselves in unhealthy relationships.
Substance Addiction Counseling
An option for persons who have completed a residential or outpatient program and who would like to continue "working the steps" of recovery, but who do not want to attend Alcoholics Anoynymous or Narcotics Anonymous.
Sex Offender Treatment
An option for persons who completed a residential or outpatient sex offender program and who would like to continue processing relapse prevention concepts.