Individual Therapy: Types

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy used to treat a variety of mental health concerns (such as depression, anxiety, sleep problems). CBT focuses on an individual’s thoughts and assumptions about life, themselves, other people, their past and the future. It is based on learning theory. The underlying concept behind CBT is that our thoughts and feelings play a fun​damental role in our behavior. For example, if an individual thinks that “people are out for themselves”, it will inevitably affect their feelings and interactions with people with whom they are not familiar. Another example is, if an individual thinks “I’m not very smart”, it may impact the way they feel about themselves, their ambitions and how they see themselves in comparison with others. When an individual has thoughts or assumptions that are distorted or not based on objective information, it can contribute to depression and anxiety. CBT is a process by which an individual becomes more aware of distorted and/or negative thoughts and assumptions, and the behaviors associated with them. Once identified as distorted and maladaptive, therapy is a process in which the thoughts, assumptions and behaviors are replaced with those that are more adaptive. The therapist’s role is to guide the individual through this process. This may be done by discussion and analysis of the individual’s every day experiences, journaling, learning coping skills and doing homework assignments. CBT is empirically supported and has been shown to effectively help patients overcome a wide variety of maladaptive behaviors.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
(EMDR) is a form of psychotherapy developed by Francine Shapiro in the 1990s in which the person being treated is asked to recall distressing images; the therapist then directs the client in one type of bilateral sensory input, such as side-to-side eye movements or hand tapping. It is included in several evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Marital/Couples Counseling
Marriage or couple’s counseling focuses on the intimate relationship of two people who are in an established relationship. Often time, the couple is struggling to resolve differences, resulting in conflict or instability. Many times patterns, rules, goals and beliefs will be explored.
Internal Family Systems therapy (IFS)
Internal Family Systems Therapy is a powerfully transformative, non-pathologizing, and evidence-based model of psychotherapy. It emphasizes the natural multiplicity of the mind. Rooted in family systems thinking, an IFS therapist assists their clients in restoring harmony in their inner family systems through Self-leadership (and among what are colloquially referred to as ‘parts’). The goal of IFS therapy is to assist parts in relaxing from extreme roles (reducing mental health symptoms and problematic behaviors) and to heal a clients’ burdens (negative beliefs about self, trauma, shame, et cetera).
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
ACT is a multifaceted approach to therapy that collectively focuses on intuitive emotions, thoughts, and creating mental and behavioral change through acceptance. ACT sees difficulties and mental disorders as a result of rigid thinking and avoiding uncomfortable experiences. As the client, you can expect to experience assistance identifying and altering your thought processes, receiving skills for independent work, and creating new values to challenge the prevailing rules that have governed your life in the past.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a comprehensive model using a cognitive skill based approach to assist clients in regulating emotions, tolerating levels of distress, increasing present awareness and engaging in effective communication. The two foundational pillars of DBT is cognitive behavior therapy and core mindfulness. Dialectical Behavior Therapy provides strategies to limit patterns of impulsive, maladaptive behaviors individuals use to react to painful emotions and elevated levels of distress while using DBT concepts and skills to create positive, meaningful change in their lives.

Medication Management​

Medication Management​

An initial diagnostic assessment is performed which includes: background and historical data about the client; impairments in work, school, and relationship functioning; identification of a client’s resources and areas of strengths; any appropriate mental and/or chemical health diagnoses; and finally, recommendations regarding medications- effectiveness, side effects, need for lab tests or medication adjustment/change and treatment plan.

Ongoing medication management is provided as agreed upon by provider and client.


Our mission is to help patients gain strength and find healing through individualized, compassionate and comprehensive psychiatric care and counseling.
Clinic Hours

M-F 8am-5pm (Receptionist hours)
M-F 8am-8pm (varies per provider)


Old National Bank Building
14665 Galaxie Ave. Suite 210
Apple Valley, MN. 55124