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Evidence-based therapy is the backbone for improving your overall

well-being.

Effective Evidence-Based Strategies

Proven evidence-based treatments for depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship issues as well as other mental health conditions. There are a range of treatment approaches to choose from, giving you the ability to tailor your own treatment strategies.

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Evidence-based Therapy

With stress levels increasing every day, the pressure to be an adult is daunting. The cost of goods and services are at an all time high causing anxiety and family conflicts. People are still feeling the stress from Covid-19 and they are looking for ways to manage their stress and other anxious symptoms.

Evidence-based psychotherapy provides qualified, clinical counseling methods to improve a person’s sense of wellbeing and personal fulfillment. Psychotherapy, also referred to as traditional talk therapy, is an approach designed to deliver effective communication strategies and coping skills to improve mental health.

The goal of treatment is to bring awareness of our own unique authentic self and connect with your individual thoughts, feelings, sensations, behaviors and reactions to environmental factors and circumstances that impact your daily living.

I offers several options for evidence-based therapy approaches including the following:

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Internal family systems (IFS)

Internal Family Systems, and evidence-based approach, is formed on the assumption that each person has many Parts (sub personalities). It identifies and addresses that there are multiple sub-personalities or families within each person’s mental system, each with its own viewpoint and qualities.

the IFS Model

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The IFS model differentiates the authentic self from your other parts of your personality (managers, firefighters, and exiles).

These parts of you show up ‘thinking’ they are there to help you. They have valuable qualities and their intentions are good. They come into help us as different times in our life, especially during traumatic childhood events, when they are there to protect us. But sometimes, they get frozen in time and carry those burdens into adulthood, where they can be destructive and unhelpful.

The premise is that each of us is born with a Central self self that has qualities of calm, compassionate, confident, curious, creative, courageous, clear, and connected.

The self leads all of the parts to help you live your day-to-day life and help to organize information as well as detect danger. When we lead with the self, we approach situations in life mindfully and with purpose.

However, under stress, our sub-personalities take over. The parts, developed in childhood, are triggered by old wounds like shame, rejection or trauma.

IFS allows you to work with those parts in a more productive way to promote healing and cooperation.

Though this therapy technique sees each level of consciousness as having different sub-personalities, each sub-personality has its own likes, dislikes, burdens, and history. And each sub-personality is thought to play a distinct role in achieving self-preservation for the person in therapy.

Every part within a person is responsible for warding off behaviors, actions, or reactions that could result in dysfunction or disharmony within the individual.

There are No Bad Parts. Just parts trying to help you in the only way they know how.

The Parts

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Parts may be identified as having either healthy and productive roles or extreme roles. Thus, each part is validated and recognized as important due to its primary function. Those parts with roles considered extreme may benefit from therapeutic work.

The IFS model emphasizes the network of relationships between parts, as parts may not be able to experience change in isolation.

Parts (or Sub-personalities) of the Internal Family System

Protective Parts: Managers and Firefighters

Vulnerable Parts: Exiles

Self: Leads the Internal Family System

KNOW YOUR self

The IFS Process

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In the IFS process, before you can get to know one of your parts in a beneficial way, you need your self to be there.
Everyone has a self, and the Self there to lead the individual’s internal system. However, Self is separate from its parts. Self is the inner resource within you that provides healing to the parts of yourself that have been burdened with extreme ideas and feeling that are carried by parts and govern their lives.

The self, helps to bring the parts back to their natural state of being by providing the parts with the Self’s leadership qualities.

These are the 8 C’s: confidence, creativity, clarity, curiosity, courage, calmness, connectedness and compassion. These are qualities that were once part of their natural state but have been taken away and replaced with dysfunctional patterns because of trauma. Once you learn how to come from the Self, you will be able to take charge, heal these parts, and have stability within your life.

The Self represents the seat of consciousness and what each person is at the their core.  Unlike visible parts, the Self is never seen. It is the witnessing “I” in the inner world—this aspect of an individual does the observing.

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Evidence-Based Cognitive Therapy

This evidence-based theory is a mild to moderate approach that focuses on how your thoughts, feelings and behavior influence each other. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) helps you when unwanted thought patterns get in the way of your day-to-day life, goals or relationships. 

What is CBT?

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Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) aims to empower a person by helping them to recognize when thoughts become difficult to manage and provides techniques to redirect those thoughts in a more useful and positive way.

CBT has three primary components: cognitive therapy, behavioral therapy, and mindfulness-based therapies.

 

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What is DBT?

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), is a comprehensive, evidence-based cognitive-behavioral treatment. The main goals are to teach people how to live in the present moment and manage painful emotions and relationships.

When stress levels rise towards crisis, these skills from can be helpful to return to a relaxed state.

These methods can be used to treat a wide variety of disorders such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, eating disorders, depressions, anxiety, and even panic attacks.

Psychoanalytic Therapy

Psychoanalysis is a treatment type based on the premise that our present is shaped by our past and that our unconscious plays a role in our current mood, thoughts and behaviors.

Psychoanalytical Theory

This a more intensive and unique approach in that assesses a person’s psychological development according to their unconscious mind. 

Conditions treated by psychoanalysis include depression, generalized anxiety, sexual problems, self-destructive behaviors, phobias and obsessive compulsive disorders.

In sessions, we will explore your feelings to help get to the root of your issues.

The Unconscious Mind

Unconscious thoughts and beliefs can impact areas such as anger, impulsive behaviors, and relationship problems.   The unconscious mind is defined as a reservoir of feelings, thoughts, urges, and memories that are outside of conscious awareness. 

Bringing up unconscious thoughts and memories into awareness can help to relieve stress or self-defeating thoughts. 

In sessions, we will explore your feelings to help get to the root of your issues.

Contact Me

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Do you want to know more about how evidence-based treatment such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychoanalysis or Internal Family Systems (IFS) can help relieve your anxiety and develop new coping skill for traumatic events? Reach out for a FREE 15-minute consultation.

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1612 NW 2nd Ave., Suite #2, Boca Raton, FL 33432 

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