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TREATMENT APPROACHES

  • Attachment Theory

    • ​ Humans have a deep-rooted, biological desire for meaningful relationships. When these attachments are secure, it is likely to have a positive effect on a child's development; good emotion regulation skills, feelings of confidence and self-worth. These attachments play out in adult relationships as well. 

  • Feminist Theory

    • ​"Feminist therapy is a person-centered, politically informed model that positions treatment within a cultural context. Its goals are to empower the person in treatment, enabling that person to potentially address aspects of social transformation, nurture the self and establish a strong self-concept, and restructure and enhance personal beliefs about identity" (Goodtherapy.org). 

  • Strength Based

    • "Focusing on internal strengths and resourcefulness, and less on weaknesses, failures, and shortcomings. This focus sets up a positive mindset that helps you build on you best qualities, find your strengths, improve resilience and change worldview to one that is more positive" (Psychology Today). 

  • Evidence Based

    • Evidence-based treatment (EBT) refers to treatment that is backed by scientific evidence. That is, studies have been conducted and extensive research has been documented on a particular treatment, and it has proven to be successful. The goal of EBT is to encourage the use of safe and effective treatments likely to achieve results and lessen the use of unproven, potentially unsafe treatments (GoodTherapy.org).