Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidenced based treatment for PTSD and other forms of trauma. It’s a powerful multi-modal form of therapy that has been found in numerous studies to be highly effective in the treatment of trauma and anxiety. Better yet, it doesn’t require you to talk endlessly about the terrible thing that happened to you. What happens during EMDR? Here’s a video that describes the process.
Evidence Based Couples Therapy
While there are many different schools of couples therapy, only a handful have been subjected to scientific scrutiny and been proven to work. The two most researched methods are the Gottman Method and Emotionally Focused Therapy. I have specialized training in both of these interventions.
Emotionally Focused Therapy (or EFT) is a couples therapy that is grounded in attachment theory and has been studied extensively since it was formulated in the 1980’s. Research studies have shown that between 70-75% of couples are able to move from conflict to recovery using EFT interventions.
Gottman Method Couples therapy is another evidence-based couples treatment. It was developed from over 30 years of research and clinical experience into why couples stay together or separate. Here’s a very quick video describing what the Gottman Method is all about and a dated but still interesting video about how this system of therapy was developed.
Intensive Couples Therapy
Sometimes couples find themselves in crisis and need a more intensive intervention than weekly therapy. In these moments, when the future of your relationship literally hangs in the balance, couples need immediate, in-depth help.
To address this need, Charles offers intensive couples therapy using the same science-based models that he uses in standard therapy except delivered over consecutive hours in a single day. Intensive therapy can be a powerful way to jump start the healing of your relationship.
Intensive Couples therapy is not covered by insurance and is available by appointment only. Please contact Charles for rates and times.
Hypnosis has been used as a therapeutic tool for centuries. Sigmund Freud, the father of psychotherapy, was trained and used hypnosis with this patients in the late 1800’s and it’s still used by clinicians today. Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions about hypnosis that have led people to develop a very inaccurate perception of what happens during hypnotic intervention. Hypnosis is not mind control. It is simply a state of focused attention that is inner directed. Therapists help clients achieve this state but the client is always in control. Hypnosis has many medical, behavioral health and dental applications but should only be used by licensed professionals. While Charles never uses hypnosis as a stand alone treatment, it can be useful to strengthen treatment interventions and through learning self-hypnosis.