Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, EMDR, Therapy is an information processing therapy, and uses an eight phase approach to address the experiential contributors of a wide range of pathologies. It attends to the past experiences that have set the groundwork for pathology, the current situations that trigger dysfunctional emotions, beliefs, and sensations, and the positive experience needed to enhance future adaptive behaviors and mental health.
When we cultivate a felt sense of compassion for ourselves, we are resourced to brave the complexities of mood. LifeForce practices are designed to manage anxiety, depression, and trauma-related symptoms. The fundamental belief of these teachings is that we are already the wholeness that we seek. Using evidenced-based practices, clients are supported to return to the sense that all we desire is already within us. These techniques include creating personal intention, breathing exercises to regulate the emotions, easy meditations to empower the self, imagery, gentle movement with body awareness, and Yoga Nidra.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, CBT, is a form of therapy in which the client and therapist form a trusted relationship, in order to
address and dissect issues causing distress. CBT uses a practical approach in which the therapist helps the client understand the relationship between beliefs, feelings, and thoughts, and the effect these have on behavior patterns and actions.
The Counseling Office of Dr. Debbie Ritterbush, PhD, LPC, NCC