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Licensed Associate Therapists receive clinical supervision from a board certified MFT who provides a supportive learning environment. This includes regularly scheduled individual/group supervision hours to staff, provide support and feedback, and to develop clinical skills.
Finding your unique therapeutic style and feeling confident and comfortable with it, is key to one of the most important components to being a therapist, which is the therapeutic relationship. If you are not confident in who you are and your therapeutic skills, your lack of confidence might show up in the sessions you facilitate. This time period under supervision is more than obtaining client hours to become fully licensed, it sets the stage for how you conduct your practice and how clients respond to you and the therapeutic treatment you offer in the future. There is a finesse and balance to the therapeutic process that every therapist must find, which is just as important as the therapist finding “their groove, their style, their therapeutic swag .” The way they structure their session while guiding the client along. This is all a part of and grown through the clinical supervision experience.
ART is trauma based psychotherapy that fosters rapid recovery by reprogramming how the brain stores traumatic memories and imagery. This approach provides effective relief from the strong physical and emotional reactions associated with post-traumatic stress (PTSD), trauma, anxiety, cravings, depression and performance, in as few as 3 – 5 sessions. Individuals respond with relief and do not have to talk about the experiences over again unlike other therapies. After a few sessions individuals will keep their memories but lose the emotional pain and response.
EMDR is an evidence-based, psychotherapy that works to process traumatic events, adverse experiences and resolve the emotional distress from those events and experiences. Sessions consist of exploring past events in order to target the root cause of current symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety, and depression and other mental health issues. This approach provides effective relief within a shorter amount of time with less emotional disturbance compared to traditional trauma modalities.For a more comprehensive understanding read this article.
CBT works to recognize and change the often distorted, automatic thought process that is affecting emotional and behavioral functioning. This is done through exploring how one’s beliefs about the world, and personal experiences, contribute to distorted thoughts, and works to develop the ability to replace the automatic thought with a more realistic perceptive, minimizing the individual’s distress.
Marriage and Family Therapy uniquely takes into consideration the family and environmental system as a whole, meaning the therapist explores how environmental factors, such as interactions and relationships, contribute to current functioning and then applies assessed information when treating individuals, couples, and families.Marriage and Family Therapy theory techniques strategically find the dysfunctional generational patterns in individuals, families and couples in order to create an opportunity for sustained change instead of short-term emotional relief. Marriage and Family Therapists have specialized education and training in working with couples and families that other behavioral health professionals are not required to have, such as a minimum of 1,500 supervised hours of working with couples or families.
The integration of faith and spirituality into the work of mental and emotional health. This could including praying, mention or discussion of spiritual or religious writings, traditions, songs, videos or stories based on the therapist’s and client’s level of comfort. Spiritual or religious integration is used to aid in healing and the achievement of emotional regulation, therapeutic processing, increased emotional IQ, understanding promise, purpose and provision, understanding suffering, setting priorities and making decisions that lead to meaning in one’s life. Faith and Spirituality Integration
The integration of faith and spirituality into the work of mental and emotional health. This could including praying, mention or discussion of spiritual or religious writings, traditions, songs, videos or stories based on the therapist’s and client’s level of comfort. Spiritual or religious integration is used to aid in healing and the achievement of emotional regulation, therapeutic processing, increased emotional IQ, understanding promise, purpose and provision, understanding suffering, setting priorities and making decisions that lead to meaning in one’s life.