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July 6th, 2023 by Catherine Marqueses
Are you feeling like your mental health journey is hitting a roadblock? It’s not uncommon to feel like you’re not making progress if you’ve applied a one-size-fits-all approach to psychotherapy.
Every person is unique, with their own set of experiences, beliefs, and challenges. That’s why expert therapist Stephanie Gilbert, LMFT believes customized approaches are the key to successful mental health solutions. Her therapy approach is grounded in evidence-based treatments and tailored to the client’s needs and objectives.
Stephanie understands that not everyone will respond well to a one-size-fits-all therapeutic approach. Therefore, she provides her patients with different therapeutic modalities, from CBT to DBT to EMDR and more. By tailoring her approach to each individual’s needs, Stephanie is able to achieve better results and help her patients find the relief they’ve been searching for.
In some cases, patients may find themselves lost in a fog of emotions, unable to distinguish one from the other. Stephanie is skilled in techniques like CBT and EMDR and can decipher their signals and symptoms, like a cryptographer breaking a code.
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Stephanie offers a complimentary fifteen-minute consultation to help the patients build a bond with her and choose their preferred therapeutic procedure. She shares, ‘Different therapists have different styles and strengths, just like different clients have different needs.’
To match each individual’s unique therapy needs, Stephanie prefers Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT as this approach is a game-changer in a world where one-size-fits-all approaches have failed. She got her credentials from the Beck Institute in Philadelphia, run by the daughter of the founder of CBT, Aaron Beck.
CBT helps manage complex mental issues and improves the perception of life. It changes the way people think, improving their overall quality of life. The duration of this therapy can be short, with limited sessions. It is also more accessible and identifies mental health problems more efficiently. Such a therapeutic technique can be used in treating anxiety, depression, and various other mental health problems.
To offer services to abuse survivors or patients who witnessed traumatic events, Stephanie has received training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing or EMDR therapy from EMDRIA.
EMDR is a structured therapy that focuses on healing traumas and other distressing past experiences, which may result in mental conditions like PTSD. This therapy involves specific eye movements while taking a person back in time to process unhealed memories and repair the brain. Its well-defined steps make it personalized and effective in addressing these mental health issues.
Learning about psychotherapy modalities can benefit your mental well-being. If a particular therapy isn’t working for you, consider other options. Embracing the opportunity to explore different approaches can liberate you from deep-seated emotions and lead to a peaceful life.
Find more about the services offered by Stephanie Gilbert on her website here.