Counseling services are provided in a safe, caring, and confidential environment. Explore beliefs, behaviors, feelings, and gain a better understanding of self. Make changes in identified areas of life, past or present, to make desired changes toward the future.
Amy has been trained in several models to include:
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): A psychotherapy used to help with symptoms of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). By directly affecting how the brain processes information, EMDR helps people see traumatic memories in new, less distressing ways.
IATP-C: EMDR & Family Therapy Integrative Attachment Trauma Protocol for Children. Children traumatized in early attachment relationships by neglect, abuse, hospitalizations, surgeries, foster home placements, or orphanage care develop neurology designed by nature to keep them safe. This model was created by providers who had their beginnings at the Attachment and Trauma Center in Omaha. They provide training to counselors in the community who are able to use this information and provide services to others.
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT): Provides clients with new skills to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in relationships. DBT specifically focuses on providing therapeutic skills in four key areas. First, mindfulness focuses on improving an individual's ability to accept and be present in the current moment. Second, distress tolerance is geared toward increasing a person’s tolerance of negative emotion, rather than trying to escape from it. Third, emotion regulation covers strategies to manage and change intense emotions that are causing problems in a person’s life. Fourth, interpersonal effectiveness consists of techniques that allow a person to communicate with others in a way that is assertive, maintains self-respect, and strengthens relationships.
TF-CBT: Explores research and practice on Trauma Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), which is an evidence-based treatment approach shown to help children, adolescents, and their caregivers overcome trauma-related difficulties.
MET-CBT: Motivational Enhancement Therapy / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – Five Sessions (MET/CBT 5) is a powerful brief treatment model that has been tested and proven effective in hundreds of outpatient treatment, juvenile probation and correction and school based intervention sites throughout the United States and Canada.