Specialized training relates to our team’s areas of interest. As a group, we take what we do seriously and want you to get the care you deserve. We go above and beyond. In addition to our Master’s level licensure training, each practitioner at Prism Therapy Group has continued to obtain training and education.
We are dedicated to ensuring we are up to date with the most effective interventions and training to continue to grow as providers. There is always more to learn and we model this through continued advancement and education. We integrate this knowledge to provide support individualized to your needs and goals. This creates a holistic and comprehensive approach to support you on your path to wellness.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a form of therapy that focuses on alleviating emotional distress associated with distressing life experiences. EMDR helps with symptoms associated with PTSD, anxiety, depression, panic disorder. EMDR doesn’t require “talk” therapy in a traditional sense to address symptoms. EMDR works by naturally resuming the healing process within the brain by resolving the “stuck” stress response. EMDR treatment is typically short-term in length compared to talk therapy.
Theraplay is a form of thrapy that creates space for authentic, playful, and caring interactions between a caregiver and child through shared experiences. Theraplay utilizes a structured set of activities to promote caregiver-child connection and attunement. These structured activities focus on the development of four qualities that promote healthy caregiver-child relationships: structure, nurture, engagement, and challenge.
Theraplay is a collaborative process involving a therapist working with both the caregiver and child in session to address behavioral, emotional, and developmental issues through the promotion of healthy interactions. This type of therapy is usually implemented with younger children but can be adapted to address attachment and behavioral issues for older children as well. This can be very helpful for caregivers to learn new skills and get hands-on support in managing and creating corrective experiences to repair and support healthy attachment between caregiver and child.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is a form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that focuses on utilizing mindfulness to decrease the severity of symptoms. DBT therapists help others develop acceptance within themselves and their present life circumstances, as well as aid in empowering others to implement positive changes that will make a difference. DBT also is used to teach skills associated with building a tolerance to distress, improving interpersonal effectiveness, and developing healthy ways of regulating emotions. This is an empirically supported model to support managing higher intensity reactivity and behaviors relating to safety, risk, and impulsivity.
Infertility therapy services is a specialized form of therapy involving an individual/couple and a therapist. A therapist providing infertility mental health services has obtained the appropriate training according to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) in order to provide exceptional care. While there are similarities between typical individual therapy and infertility therapy, the focus is generally on addressing presenting concerns/experiences, beliefs, thoughts, emotions, and relationships through the context of infertility and family building. Each client’s case is treated with care and consideration regarding treatment goals and length of services. The time spent together in session creates a space for healing and connection to provide compassion, understanding, and support.
Sandtray therapy is a therapy that utilizes a tray of sand in which an individual creates pictures using miniatures and figures. This hands-on psychological work generally is used in conjunction with other therapeutic methods. Sandtray can be a very powerful experience to support new insights, understanding, and healing.
The images created in sandtray provide a visual and physical representation of a symbolic inner world within the constructs of a safe container. Sandtray can support in finding a new awareness of multiple layers of experience, including some that may be pre-verbal or subconscious. Through the use of symbols and meaning-making progress occurs through the integration of new paths and connections, supporting clients toward healing, wholeness, and balance.
Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is an action-oriented, solution-focused approach to therapy. This approach extends beyond traditional forms of behavior and cognitive-behavioral therapies and provides clients with tools and strategies that allow them to no longer struggle with their deeper (sometimes painful) feelings. Instead, clients are empowered to achieve acceptance and commitment toward values-aligned behaviors that help them to move forward in their lives. Through this approach, clients begin to accept their issues and hardships and commit to making necessary changes in their behavior, regardless of what is going on in their lives, and how they feel about it.