Our Clinicians take a trauma-informed and strengths-based approach in their individual work and may use a variety of therapeutic models. Clinicians at Queen City Counseling & Consulting are passionate about exploring client strengths and assisting clients in leveraging these strengths to make progress towards therapeutic goals. Individual therapy is a collaborative process where clients and clinicians work together to set goals for treatment. Some therapeutic models that our clinicians are trained in include:
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR is a therapeutic treatment designed for processing trauma and adverse life experiences. Therapists trained in EMDR use bilateral stimulation to help evoke the brain’s problem solving process and aid in more adaptive storage of traumatic memories and events. Bilateral stimulation most often uses back-and-forth eye movements but can also include gentle tapping or bilateral sounds. EMDR has been shown to reduce emotional distress tied to trauma.
Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM)
The Trauma Resiliency Model helps individuals understand the effect trauma and mental health needs have on our minds and bodies including our nervous system. TRM skills target the dysregulated nervous system and help bring sympathetic (fight or flight) responses down to allow individuals to better cope with challenges in their lives.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
CBT is one of the most-utilized forms of therapy in the mental health field. CBT explores the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. In gaining insight into how what we think affects our emotions and actions, clients can learn to identify thinking patterns, challenge negative thoughts, and connect thoughts to deep core beliefs in order to make positive changes in mental health.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills (DBT)
Though Queen City Counseling & Consulting is not a DBT certified program, we offer DBT skills practice opportunities in individual therapy sessions. DBT helps clients learn to be more mindful and work towards emotional regulation and interpersonal effectiveness.
Our individual sessions last 50 minutes and will be scheduled based upon the treatment plan and session frequency discussed in the initial assessment.