Jody Bremer, LMFT
"It's my life, it's now or never. I'm not gonna live forever. I just want to live while I'm alive." - Jon Bon Jovi

Cognitive Behavioral
Cognitive therapy or cognitive behavior therapy is a kind of psychotherapy used to treat depression, anxiety disorders, phobias, delusional disorder, eating disorders and other forms of mental disorders. It involves recognizing unhelpful or destructive patterns of thinking and reacting, then modifying or replacing these with more realistic or helpful ones. Clinical depression is typically thought to be associated with negatively biased thinking and irrational thoughts.
Psychodynamics is the study of the interrelationship of various parts of the mind, personality, or psyche as it relates to mental, emotional, or motivational forces especially at the subconscious level. A focus in psychodynamics is the connection between the emotional states in the id (child), ego (adult), and superego (parent) as they relate to early childhood developments and processes.
At Gestalt Therapy's core is the promotion of awareness, the awareness of the unity of all present feelings and behaviors, and the contact between the self and its environment. It is a very "here and now" philosophy of addressing the issues or problems within the context of "today", as opposed to what happened in one's childhood.
Family Systems
Family therapy, also referred to as couple and family therapy and family systems therapy, works with families and couples in intimate relationships to nurture change and development. It tends to view these in terms of the systems of interaction between family members. It emphasizes family relationships as an important factor in psychological health. Family therapists focus more on how patterns of interaction maintain the problem rather than trying to identify the cause, as this can be experienced as blaming by some families. It assumes that the family as a whole is larger than the sum of its parts.
This technique combines the core needs of the client with whatever therapeutic focus is best suited for the client's needs. Some people respond best to certain specific directives, such as cognitive behavioral approaches. Other people may want or require in-depth psyche analysis. Still others may have different needs at different times, for different situations. This therapeutic focus allows the therapist not to be locked into one approach, but allow for the best approach for the needs of the individual client.

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