Our therapists at Solace have all been trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT is an evidence based type of therapy that helps clients uncover core beliefs that are affecting their lives.  This type of therapy includes intensive self-evaluation and homework which are designed to address negative thinking and irrational emotional responses.  Your therapist will help you decide if CBT could work for you and can walk you through the process.


EMDR was developed to help individuals who have experienced trauma and distressing life experiences. Our therapists are trained in EMDR and experienced in using this form of therapy. EMDR has been extensively researched since its creation in 1987. The use of bilateral stimulation helps the brain resolve unprocessed traumatic memories. Many clients have found EMDR effective in moving them toward health and hope.

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Exposure and Response Prevention is an important type of Cognitive Behavior Therapy that is used to treat OCD.  The “E” stands for Exposure and describes the process of exposing yourself to thoughts, images and situations that increase anxiety and obsessions.  The “RP”, Response Prevention, refers to making the choice not to engage in a compulsive behavior after being triggered.  When you consistently confront your fears and resist the urge to engage in compulsions, the goal is to see a decrease in obsessions and anxiety.  This drop in anxiety when you stay exposed and resist compulsions is called habituation.


The Gottman Method is an approach to couples therapy that includes a thorough assessment of the couple relationship and integrates research-based interventions based on the Sound Relationship House Theory.


Play is a therapeutic technique used to develop skills in children such as emotional understanding, impulse control, and social skills. It is also a valuable way to process family and life changes such as divorce, moving, or loss of a loved one. The first area of the brain that rapidly develops after birth involves sensory experience; play therapy is most effective for younger children as it relies heavily on the parts of their brains that are the most strongly developed. Founded in the behavior modification technique of shaping, play therapy teaches children the skills and processing needed to address their unique therapeutic concerns. Very similarly to the ways that Mr. Miyagi teaches Daniel the basics of defensive karate withoutDaniel's awareness in The Karate Kid (1984), therapists at Solace teach your children the skills that they need to thrive in their world through play.


TBRI or Trust Based Relational Intervention is a way of being that incorporates principles to empower parents to first connect with and then offer correction to the children they interact with. By utilizing the principles developed by Drs. Karyn Purvis and David Cross, parents can work to identify and disarm fear-based behaviors displayed by their children. TBRI is based on years of research on attachment, sensory processing needs, and the effects of trauma on children. While geared towards foster and adoptive children, TBRI principles are a wonderful way for all adults to relate with the children they love.