What Makes REACH Different
Freeing individuals from their anxiety and emotional pain so that they can reach for their values and reclaim their lives
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a structured, evidence-based form of psychotherapy that is the gold-standard for a range of psychological disorders including anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, insomnia, trauma and adjustment difficulties. Working with Dr. Miller, you will learn the connection between your thoughts, emotions, body sensations and behaviors. You’ll practice noticing when you have unhelpful “automatic thoughts” that may occur out of your awareness and which can impact how you feel and what you do. Here is the good news – CBT is proven to help people change their thoughts, use new coping strategies, reduce their avoidance and safety behaviors, and feel better! CBT is active and goal-oriented, and as a CBT-trained therapist Dr. Miller will create a safe space to change life-long patterns. Each session will focus on moving towards your goals, and between-session practice will allow for these new patterns to become new habits.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based intervention which was created to help people with extreme emotional reactions interact with their environments in a more-effective and healthier way. Some people who have strong emotional reactions may find that they struggle with intense emotional pain, destructive relationships, or harmful behaviors. DBT integrates four main treatment modalities to address these challenges: 1) Mindfulness skills help a person be more present in their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and allow a person to slow down and focus on healthy coping skills when they are in the midst of emotional pain. 2) Distress tolerance skills empower a person to cope through and tolerate a crisis experience without making it worse. 3) Emotion regulation skills teach a person every-day skills to better understand their emotions, navigate intense emotions more effectively, and reduce the likelihood of emotional vulnerability. 4) Interpersonal effectiveness skills help people examine the relationship patterns they have, and develop healthier, more fulfilling relationships that allow you to ask for what you want in a relationship while maintaining self-respect and respect with others. REACH Counseling Center offers individual DBT-oriented treatment as well as DBT Skills classes.