DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOR THERAPY
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment developed by Marsha Linehan, PhD, ABPP. It emphasizes individual psychotherapy and group skills training classes to help people learn and use new skills and strategies to develop a life that they experience as worth living. DBT skills include skills for mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a psycho-social intervention that aims to improve mental health. CBT focuses on challenging and changing unhelpful cognitive distortions and behaviors, improving emotional regulation, and the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems.
SOLUTION FOCUSED BRIEF THERAPY
Solution focused, brief therapy is a practical, goal-driven model. SFBT emphasizes clear, concise, realistic goal negotiations. The SFBT approach assumes that all clients have some knowledge of what would make their life better. SFBT assumes everyone who seeks help already possesses at least the minimal skills necessary to create solutions.
STRENGTH BASED THERAPY
Strength-based therapy focuses more on your internal strengths and resourcefulness, and less on weaknesses, failures, and shortcomings. This focus sets up a positive mindset that helps the client build on their best qualities, find strengths, improve resilience and change their worldview to one that is more positive. A positive attitude, in turn, can aid you in developing more reasonable expectations of yourself and others.
Trauma-Informed Care is an overall approach, a philosophy of providing care. Some of the key principles of TIC include: a safe therapeutic environment; an understanding of trauma-related symptoms and adaptive behaviors; recovery from trauma as a goal in treatment; resiliency and trauma-resistant skills training; a focus on strengths rather than pathology; a collaborative effort.
Marriage counseling, also called couples counseling, is a type of psychotherapy which focuses on issues existing in the relationship between two people. Issues identified may include behaviors, emotions, conflicts, and thought processes. Marriage counseling helps couples of all types develop their awareness of relationship dynamics, refine their communication skills, resolve conflicts, and improve the quality of their relationship.
Christian counseling focuses on the care of the whole person, body, soul and spirit. It maintains the values taught in the Bible. The goal of Christian counseling is to help clients restore hope for their life based on Biblical principles and precepts.
BATTERER’S INTERVENTION PROGRAM
Batterer intervention programs are part of a coordinated community response and serve only as an additional tool that the community can use to hold batterers accountable. We use a psychoeducational group model based on the Deluth Model, that incorporates power and control dynamics in the program curriculum. The program is 26 sessions in length and accepts new members into the group on an ongoing basis. The program meets standards consistent with requirements of the 7th Circuit Court of Flagler County.