Therapies I Use
Imago Therapy- Harville Hendricks – Imago is effective as a way to create stronger relationships, because it helps us become more aware of the way that we are all deeply interconnected.
Emotionally Focused Therapy- EFT – EFT is a short term structured approach to couples therapy. Distressed couples that can be helped include partners suffering from disorders such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorders, and chronic illness.
Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program– This is one of the most comprehensive and well-respected divorce-prevention/marriage enhancing programs in the world. PREP is a skills and principles-building curriculum designed to help partners say what they need to say, get to the heart of problems, and increase their connection with each other.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing– EMDR is information processing therapy that uses eye movements and thoughts to treat anxiety, stress, and trauma. Research support is primarily for disorders stemming from distressing life experiences.
Focusing- a body-oriented process of self-awareness and emotional healing-
Brief Solution-Oriented Therapy
Other Resources That May Be of Help:
American Psychiatric Association – 202-682-6000
Anxiety Disorders Association of America – 301-231-9350
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance – 800-826-3632
National Mental Health Association – 800-969-NMHA
Mental Health Association of Tompkins County –
518 W. State St., Ithaca, NY 14850
Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation – 203-878-5669
Suicide Prevention Resources – 212-459-2611
The Compassionate Friends is a non-profit self-help organization offering support for parents, grandparents, and siblings dealing with the death of a child.
Children and Adolescents
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry – 202-966-7300
American Academy of Pediatrics– 847-228-5005
American Anorexia/Bulimia Association – 800-522-2230
Al-Anon Family Group National Referral Hotline – 800-344-2666
Alcoholics Anonymous– Worldwide – 212-870-3400
Narcotics Anonymous – Nationwide Referral Line – 202-399-5316
Drug Abuse Treatment and Information Referral Hotline-
800-662-HELP ( In Spanish: 800-66-AYUDA)
U.S. Public Health Service AIDS Hotline – 800-342-AIDS
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force AIDS Hotline – 800-221-7044
National Sexually Transmitted Diseases Hotline – 800-227-8922
Helpguide – provides expert, non-commercial information on more than 100 topics in mental health and lifelong wellness. Both mental health professionals and the public can easily find overviews here of most areas of concern, and links are provided for more in-depth information.
WebMD – provides health information, tools for managing health, and support to those who seek information.
Psychology Today – provides health information on relationship difficulties, family concerns, and more serious psychological conditions.
Healthfinder – A search guide to health and mental health information on US government web sites, from the Dept of Health and Human Services. Designed primarily for consumers of health services.
Medline Plus US National Library of Medicine – has many articles in a variety of mental issues including depression.
NIMH – The National Institute of Mental Health’s website has a rich collection of information on all mental health subjects.
The Renfrew Center – advances the education, prevention, research, and treatment of eating disorders. The website provides information about signs, symptoms, and treatment of eating disorders. It also links to resources for patients, family, friends, and educators.
National Association of Social Workers (NASW) National organization with resources for Social Workers.
“For our relationships to flourish, we need to see them in a new way – as a series of opportunities for developing greater awareness, discovering deeper truth and becoming more fully human.”