Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is empirically supported as a very useful treatment for anxiety, depression, habits and addictions. CBT is a practical, present focused, goal oriented approach for identifying and making changes in depression and anxiety generating thinking and turning it around into successful, balanced mood regulation and stress management skills. For OCD symptoms I also use exposure and response prevention (E&RP), which is a specific form of CBT especially effective in reducing obsessions and compulsions.
Dynamic Approaches There are many sub-headings under this category including Jungian, interpersonal, experiential and others) can deepen your psychotherapy experience and results. These techniques help clarify how experiences from earlier in our lives may connect to our current everyday feelings, thinking and responses and may drive us to hold anger, re-experience or maybe even re-create old injuries. Exploring these in a compassionate, safe and actively responsive environment can unlock self-respect and resilience, creating greater potential to recover from emotional injury, relate more peacefully and successfully to others and make desired changes in ourselves.
Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) has demonstrated lasting positive effects for couples, including heterosexual, same-sex couples, married or unmarried couples and couples who are traumatized or dealing with particularly challenging circumstances. It is based on attachment theory and not only provides a successful way of reducing conflict but enables couples to repair significant relationship injuries and re-create more loving and secure bonds. Heidi is recognized by the International Centre for Excellence in Emotion Focused Therapy (ICEEFT) as an EFT provider.