Adult Counseling Services
Meg has developed expertise in a range of issues and difficulties for which adults seek individual counseling. There are several approaches to therapy. The initial visit entails a comprehensive clinical evaluation and treatment plan. Together, you will develop goals to help you meet your current challenges. Some of the treatment methods, and a brief description below are ways in which the therapeutic process will take place.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Is a well-established, high effective, lasting treatment is called cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT. It focuses on identifying, understanding, and challenging thinking and behavior patterns. In this type of therapy the patient is actively involved in his or her own recovery, has a sense of control, and learn skills that are useful throughout life.
A form of CBT, exposure therapy is a process for reducing fear and anxiety responses. In therapy, a person is gradually exposed to a feared situation or object, learning to become less sensitive over time. This type of therapy has been found to be particularly effective for obsessive-compulsive disorder and phobias.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
This type of therapy uses strategies of acceptance and mindfulness along with commitment and behavior change, as a way to cope with unwanted thoughts, feelings, and sensations. ACT Impart skills to accept these experiences, place them in a different context, develop greater clarity about personal values, and commit to needed behavior change.