When determining how to best to tailor a client’s therapeutic approach, Roots & Wings Wellness relies heavily on evidence-based practices (EBP). The objective of EBP is to base practice decisions on the responsible use of current research and the latest scientific data. The result is faster, more consistent, positive outcomes.
There are several tools in our toolbox to choose from when considering how to approach a therapeutic session. Sometimes a single method is chosen, but most often we take a blended approach. Some of our more common tools are described below.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) – Focuses on mindfulness skills as a way to help individuals live and behave in ways consistent with personal values, while developing mental flexibility.
Behavioral Therapy – Seeks to identify and help change potentially unhealthy behaviors, with a focus on understanding one's role in developing an array of behaviors.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) – A common talk therapy method that increases clients’ awareness of inaccurate and/or ineffective thought patterns in order to deal with challenging situations.
Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) – Based on the premise that emotions are key to one's needs and values, this therapy helps clients identify and increase emotional awareness so they can better meet their values-based needs.
Exercise Psychotherapy – The process of helping anyone, regardless of fitness level, capitalize on the positive effect exercise has on mood, emotions, stress and overall wellness. It also helps strengthen the tie between the physical activity and positive emotions.
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) – Focuses on resolving interpersonal problems and symptoms by understanding difficulties associated with everyday relationships with others. It also seeks to create positive interpersonal skills and patterns that lead to healthy relationships.
Liberation Psychotherapy – An approach that promotes personal and structural liberation by addressing the relationship between distress and oppression in a way that facilitates healing.
Mindfulness – The state in which clients become more aware of their physical, mental and emotional condition, with the goal of being fully in the moment and receptive to the total experience.
Multicultural Counseling – A method of therapeutic counseling that considers the different factors that affect racial, ethnic and other types of minorities, including historical oppression and its effects on society.
Sport Psychology — The process of helping professional and amateur athletes enhance their performance by developing/improving their strategies of dealing with nerves, anxiety, self-confidence, focus, concentration and motivation.
Walk and Talk Therapy – By combining movement and therapy outdoors, this process often helps clients become “unstuck” when confronting difficult issues, as well as non-verbally and unconsciously spurs deeper, creative thinking in a relaxed atmosphere.