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Specialty Therapies

The therapists at Alder Grove Counseling use evidence based counseling practices to create treatment plans and interventions for their clients. Check out some of our highlighted therapies below. 


CBT, or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, is a type of psychotherapy that focuses on changing problematic patterns in one's thoughts and behaviors. Homework assignments between sessions  can often be prescribed by the therapist as a component of CBT. CBT can be an effective treatment for a variety of mental health issues including anxiety disorders, depression, drug/alcohol misuse, eating disorders, and others. 

Child Centered

At Alder Grove our Child Therapists know that traditional talk therapy is not always the best way to connect with our youngest clients. That's why we borrow techniques from Art Therapy, Play Therapy, and Music Therapy and allow children to use the expressive therapies as a means to explore the counseling relationship in a way that feels natural and safe. 


The main goals of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is for clients to learn to cope with stress, regulate emotions, and improve relationships with others. Mindfulness is one skill taught as part of DBT. DBT can be an effective treatment for many mental health issues such as ADHD, OCD, self-injury, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), substance abuse disorders, eating disorders, trauma or PTSD.

Internal Family Systems

Internal Family Systems (IFS) is a form of psychotherapy which allows clients to integrate and accept all parts or sub-personalities of themselves in a harmonious way. IFS can be an effective treatment approach for anxiety, depression, and suicide ideation while reducing symptoms of low self-esteem, anger, and shame. 


EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. Using this therapy, clients can heal from their distressing symptoms (such as flashbacks, nightmares, dissociation, negative self beliefs, etc.) that are related to traumatic life experiences. This can be achieved by therapist led bilateral eye moments, hand tapping, and/or audio stimulation as part of the therapeutic intervention.

Gottman Method

The Gottman Method is used for couples and relationship counseling. Engaging in treatment using the Gottman Method can help couples repair relationships with a focus on problem solving, communication, empathy, affection, intimacy, and more. 

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