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:

Adult Psychiatric

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

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

The Compassionate Friends is a non-profit self-help organization offering support for parents, grandparents, and siblings dealing with the death of a child.

Other Disorders

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

Mental Health

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.”
John Welwood