Therapies & Treatments

Therapies & Treatments

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) - "As A Person Thinks, So Are They"

CBT is a general term for therapy that emphasizes the significant role of thought processes in how we feel and what we do. It is based on the idea that our thoughts, not external factors, cause our feelings and behaviors. Only you control your thoughts and feelings. The belief is that we can change the way we think in order to feel, act, or react better to external factors in our lives. The objective of CBT is to teach you to better understand how critical external factors affect and impact your thoughts and behaviors. With Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, you can learn to positively change the way you act or react to those external factors.

At Delaplane Wellness Counseling, Drake will work closely with you to define meaningful, realistic goals and determine ways of achieving them. CBT is based on learning to identify negative emotional and behavioral reactions and develop ways to counter them. The value of CBT is achieving rapid, effective and long-term methods to obtain positive results for the treatment of depression, anxiety, addiction, and traumas. Delaplane Wellness Counseling specializes in this and the following treatment modalities.

Crisis Intervention Therapy

Crisis Intervention Therapy focuses on circumstances in which a client is confronted by traumatic events which he or she is not prepared to cope with. The client may not have adequate resources to deal with sudden death, divorce, life-threatening situations, job loss, retirement, sexual abuse, terminal illness, trauma, post-traumatic stress, or surviving infidelity. These sudden, unexpected events in your life can render your usual problem-solving and coping skills ineffective, resulting in the need for professional counseling.

The objective of Crisis Intervention Therapy is immediate, short-term assistance for clients experiencing emotional, behavioral, or physical distress. At Delaplane Wellness Counseling, scientifically-based interventions are used to assist clients in coping with traumas by using skills and techniques tailored toward individual clients and based on their unique needs. Crisis Intervention Therapy effectively keeps you from developing poor coping skills so you can avoid psychological breakdown and helps you return to pre-crisis levels of functioning.

Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)

IPT is short-term, supportive, highly structured psychotherapy treatment that focuses on interactions between people and their roles in the development of adverse psychological symptoms. IPT is most commonly used as a treatment for depression in adolescents and people with HIV infection. Its use has been expanded to treating unresolved grief, role conflicts and interpersonal communication difficulties.

Additionally, IPT has helped special populations such as the elderly and people with addiction, substance abuse issues, and eating disorders and can be a very effective form of therapy. IPT focuses on unconscious and childhood experiences that give rise to personal psychological problems. Childhood history, personal relationships, and social contexts are seen as the basis of your challenges. Rapid symptom reduction and improved social relationships are IPT objectives. Delaplane Wellness Counseling is proud to offer Interpersonal Therapy to the Sacramento and its surrounding communities.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy is designed primarily to treat clients with borderline personality disorder. In recent years, DBT has also proven effective for mood disorders, eating disorders, and as a treatment for depression. DBT combines standard cognitive-behavioral techniques with the concepts of acceptance and mindful awareness. DBT is used to regulate emotions and help clients to better tolerate emotional distress. Clients learn more effective alternatives and coping skills by understanding what behaviors are damaging, self-sabotaging, counterproductive, or destructive and how to replace them with healthy habits and adaptive coping mechanisms.

The goal of DBT is to reduce impulsive behavior, inappropriate anger, emotional outbursts, rage, anxiety, addictive behaviors, and destructive habits. DBT helps clients utilize effective coping skills to deal with patterns of unstable, intense, and volatile interpersonal relationships. Through the use of DBT techniques, clients will be able to improve social functioning and develop the skills necessary to deal with life issues by incorporating a more positive attitude and adaptive skills to enjoy more satisfying relationships.

DBT focuses on mindfulness, emotion regulation, interpersonal skills, and distress tolerance. It involves intensive individual therapy often accompanied by inpatient treatment and group therapy based on individual needs for the level of care. If you are seeking borderline personality disorder treatment or treatment for other mood disorders, consider Delaplane Wellness Counseling for being understood through compassionate and attentive care.

Psychodynamic Therapy

Psychodynamic Therapy is a form of in-depth psychology, which is the study of the unconscious mental processes and motives. They are dynamics that rule and effect a person's perception of reality; thus, a person may find themselves living other people's beliefs instead of their own.

Psychodynamic Therapy proposes that childhood history and experiences often shape adult characteristics, personality, and relationship choices. This treatment approach also relies on the interpersonal relationship, alliance, and support between a client and therapist. Psychodynamic Therapy has been used in treating individuals, marriage counseling, and family therapy as well as treatment for depression, anxiety, addictions, spiritual and personal growth, and traumas. If you are experiencing an issue with mood, personality, relationships, or want a deep understanding of who or what is really controlling your thoughts and behaviors, Psychodynamic Therapy might be a good option. Drake Delaplane, MA, LMFT specializes in this therapeutic modality. Sessions are 90 minutes long, due to the depth of therapy which is involved.

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Drake Delaplane, MA, LMFT



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