At Life InSight, we provide highly skilled and compassionate individual therapy, family therapy, and group therapy both in person and virtually. We are expertly trained in the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure Therapy & Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Parent Management Therapy (PMT). At Life InSight, our goal is to help you and/or your child make positive changes in behaviors, thoughts, and emotions that are causing problems or distress. We are committed to providing exceptional care to treat a wide range of conditions and improve your mental and emotional well-being.
*Autism Spectrum Disorders * Depression *Anxiety & Panic * OCD & Phobias * Parenting & Family Conflict * Social Anxiety, Shyness, & Social Skills * School Refusal Behavior
*ADHD & Disruptive Behaviors * Motivation & Stress Management * Test Anxiety * Chronic Illness and/or Pain * Body Image/Eating Issues * Grief
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a structured, goal-oriented treatment approach. The underlying theory of CBT is that the individual’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors influence each other causing the development of negative patterns - a root cause of emotional distress. CBT focuses on awareness of one’s own thinking patterns in order to change perspectives and behaviors which in turn, improves mood and functioning. CBT is an evidence-based treatment that has been shown to be highly effective in creating positive change in individuals struggling with mental health issues.
Exposure Therapy & Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
Exposure Therapy & Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) are types of behavioral therapy that gradually expose individuals to triggers that typically cause fears and obsessive thoughts. In treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), ERP exposes individuals to their fears directly without allowing their compulsions to occur. The goal of ERP is to help individuals learn to tolerate the anxiety and distress created by having obsessive thoughts and then reduce the compulsive behaviors that often maintain that anxiety. Exposure Therapy is used to treat phobias by similarly exposing individuals to their fears, in manageable amounts, allowing them to tolerate and eventually overcome those fears.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy that emphasizes acceptance as a way to deal with negative thoughts, feelings, symptoms, or circumstances. The goal of ACT is to embrace negative thoughts and feelings rather than fighting or feeling guilty and through the practice of mindfulness, focus on acceptance, compassion, and living in the present moment. It also encourages increased commitment to healthy, constructive activities that uphold an individual’s values.
Parent Management Therapy (PMT)
Parent Management Therapy (PMT) is geared toward providing parents and caregivers with better parenting skills & strategies that help increase healthy family communications & interactions. PMT can be effective as an independent treatment or together with a child's own therapy. PMT is designed to create a more peaceful home environment and foster positive behavioral change. The techniques utilized include de-escalation, behavioral modification, positive communication, and effective use of consequences.