Is an adolescent or adult in your life struggling with an issue or past trauma that you think could be better handled with the help of a professional? At Agape Counseling Service, Licensed Professional Counselor Tanya Hamilton has been treating a wide range of issues for many years. She works with individuals experiencing:
- Emotion Regulation
- Interpersonal Skills
- Personality Disorders
- Women's Issues
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is evidence based, meaning it has been clinically proven to work. In this type of therapy, the focus is on unhealthy patterns of thinking that contribute to unhealthy ways of behaving.
With help from the therapist, the client begins to identify these unhelpful patterns of thoughts and behaviors with the goal of changing them to healthier patterns through practice. Once the client can consistently apply these changes, they will see improved outcomes in their lives, feeling better mentally and emotionally.
CBT is especially effective in treating patients with depression, anxiety disorders, and other mental health concerns.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based treatment program. Developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan, it was originally intended for treating Borderline Personality Disorder but has since been found beneficial for individuals with a range of mental health issues, especially those struggling with emotion regulation.
This therapy merges concepts from CBT and underscores the significance of mindfulness and acceptance in one's life. Clients undergoing DBT can expect to practice and learn new skills, often aided by worksheets and handouts to guide them outside of their therapy sessions.
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
In Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, emphasis is placed on goal-setting, future planning, and problem-solving. Delving into past experiences is not a focus of SFBT. This method is particularly suitable for clients with a set number of sessions, such as those under an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), or for those seeking guidance on a specific issue.