• Therapeutic Approaches

    Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

    Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) emphasizes the role of distressing memories in some mental health disorders, particularly The goal of EMDR is to reduce the long-lasting effects of distressing memories by engaging the brain's natural adaptive information processing mechanisms, thereby relieving present symptoms. The therapy includes having the patient recall distressing images while receiving one of several types of bilateral sensory input, such as side to side eye movements.

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is the most widely used practice for improving mental health. CBT focuses on the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems and changing unhelpful patterns in cognitions (e.g. thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes), behaviors, and emotional regulation. It was originally designed to treat depression, and is now used for a number of mental health conditions.

    Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

    Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is an approach designed to help people suffering from mood disorders as well as those who need to change patterns of behavior that are not helpful such as self-harm, suicidal ideation, and substance abuse. This approach works towards helping people increase their emotional and cognitive regulation by learning about the triggers that lead to reactive states and helping to assess which coping skills to apply in the sequence of events, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to help avoid undesired reactions.

    Motivational Interviewing

    Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a method that works on facilitating and engaging intrinsic motivation within the client in order to change behavior.MI is a goal-oriented, client-centered counseling style for eliciting behavior change by helping clients to explore and resolve ambivalence. Compared with non-directive counseling, it's more focused and goal-directed. MI recognizes and accepts the fact that clients who need to make changes in their lives approach counseling at different levels of readiness to change their behavior.

    Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

    Psychodynamic Psychotherapy is used to reveal the unconscious content of a client's psyche in an effort to alleviate psychic tension. It relies on the interpersonal relationship between client and therapist and most psychodynamic approaches are centered on the concept that some unconscious maladaptive functioning is in play, which cause difficulties in day-to-day life. Psychodynamic therapies focus on revealing and resolving these unconscious conflicts that are driving their symptoms. 

    Stress Reduction & Relaxation

    Stress produces numerous physical and mental symptoms which vary according to each individual's situational factors. These can include physical health decline as well as depression and anxiety. Stress reduction and relaxation techniques provides practical ways to manage anxiety and maintain overall well-being. Techniques include deep breathing, meditation, body mindfulness, aromatherapy, and also takes into account physical and medical factors that may be exacerbating symptoms. 

    Art Therapy

    Art therapy is a creative method of expression used as a therapeutic technique. Art therapy may focus on the creative art-making process itself, as therapy, or on the analysis of expression gained through an exchange of patient and therapist interaction. The therapist interprets the client's symbolic self-expression as communicated in the art and elicits interpretations from the client. Current art therapy includes a vast number of other approaches such as: person-centered, cognitive, behavior, narrative, family (systems) and more. The tenets of art therapy involve humanism, creativity, reconciling emotional conflicts, fostering self-awareness, and personal growth. An individual doesn't need to be an artist to benefit from art therapy; there needs to be only a desire to create and be self-expressive.

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    New clients may book a 30 minutes consultation for only $20. This consultation also includes referrals to to other healthcare practitioners, which will enable you to start assembling a wellness team.

    Jessica Talevich, MA LMHCA

    3101 Oakes Ave, 2nd Floor, Everett, WA 98201 (free parking available, building is not wheelchair accessible)

    (360) 296-3581


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