Destiny Outpatient Services specializes in the treatment of individuals with the following concerns:
- Depression & Anxiety
- Bipolar and Mood Disturbances
- Identity Concerns
- Anger and Impulse Control
- Grief and Loss
- Living with complex medical issues
- Substance Abuse
- Behavior Problems
- Sexual acting out
- Child abuse and neglect
- Attachment concerns
- Self-Esteem Building
- Decreasing anxiety associated with shyness
- Criminal Thinking
- Coping Skill Development
- Stress Management and Relaxation Skills Training
- Psychosis/unusual perceptions
- Obsessive thinking/compulsions
Our Clinicians utilize several different types of approaches to treatment. Since not every person fits best to a particular approach, our clinicians will use strategies that is not only best for your concern, but one that you will respond best to.
THEORETICAL APPROACHES TO TREATMENT
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Also known as CBT, this approach emphasizes a person’s ability to make healthy changes in life by replacing destructive thought patterns with positive, self-affirming ones. CBT helps individual’s overcome substance abuse and poor decision making by building self-esteem and making good decisions.
Motivational interviewing, or MI, is where the therapist and client become collaborators, working together to solve the client’s problems.
The therapist provides an environment of encouragement and positive reinforcement.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
The “dialectical” in DBT means the therapy works by dealing with two things at once that might seem contradictory: acceptance of feelings (mindfulness) and learning to use thinking to change feelings (CBT). It’s basically “I’m doing the best I can but on the one hand I need to do better.” DBT is designed to help with extreme emotional instability, which clinicians call “dysregulation” — the inability to manage intense emotions. Dysregulation leads to impulsive, self-destructive, or self-harming behaviors. The goal of DBT is to teach others techniques to help them understand their emotions without judgment — the mindfulness component — and also to give them skills and techniques to manage those emotions and change behaviors in ways that will make their lives better. But it takes work and commitment. DBT involves individual therapy and group skills training, where individuals and their families learn together.
Cognitive Processing Therapy
CPT is one specific type of cognitive behavioral therapy. It teaches you how to evaluate and change the upsetting thoughts you have had since your trauma. By changing your thoughts, you can change how you feel. Trauma can change the way you think about yourself and the world. You may believe you are to blame for what happened or that the world is a dangerous place. These kinds of thoughts keep you stuck in your PTSD and cause you to miss out on things you used to enjoy. CPT teaches you a new way to handle these upsetting thoughts. In CPT, you will learn skills that can help you decide whether there are more helpful ways to think about your trauma. You will learn how to examine whether the facts support your thought or do not support your thought. And ultimately, you can decide whether or not it makes sense to take a new perspective.