Living Waters Counseling Center offers individual, couple and family therapy for adults, teen and children.
MODALITIES used at the center:
Psychoeducation: involves the therapist to educate the client regarding ways to cope with symptoms and deal with life situations.
CBT: cognitive behavioral therapy involves teaching the client to think about the event from a rational less ego- centric perspective to lead to a more realistic emotional response.
Psychodynamic: involves the client to uncover unconscious thoughts, emotions and behaviors.
Client Centered: involves the therapist to establish with the client a warm, safe environment based upon the Rogerian model.
Addictions/Substance abuse: involves the addressing of a substance or a process as a coping mechanism to avoid the truth. The purpose is to stop the addiction and find more life-giving coping mechanisms based upon the 12 step model.
Inner Healing: involves addressing where the memory of a trauma (small t or large T) is being held in the body and in the emotional pain. This method is based upon the Charismatic model.
Solution-Focused: involves building on a client’s strengths to find solutions to a client’s problems. (COACHING)
Externalization: involves a client to physically externalize emotional pain in order to be released from mind/body/spirit residual pain. This method is based upon the Elizabeth Kubler-Ross model.
Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT): involves the client to recognize that they are reacting abnormally to an emotional stimulus and to help them return to base line quickly. This method was founded by Marsha Linnehan.
Eye Movement Desentization Reprocessing (EMDR): Involves the client to generate anxiety by producing images and thoughts in a stream of consciousness while having the right/left hemisphere of the brain stimulated to remove the emotional content. This method was founded by Dr. Shapiro.
Inner Child Work: involves the client to use different hemispheres of the brain by using the non-denominate hand in response to questions. The result is the recognition of what part of self is ruling.
Guided Imagery: involves allowing a client to experience an anxiety providing event and regaining control by reducing anxiety and finding a safe environment in the trauma.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): involves the client to understand PTSD symptoms and teaches coping skill and intervention approaches.
Traumatic Incident Reduction: involves allowing the client to “view” the traumatic event as if they were watching a video. This method allows the client to separate oneself from the trauma.