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EMDR Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a proven treatment for trauma and other stresses.  EMDR has helped millions of people of all ages relieve many types of psychological stress, as well as chronic pain.  Depending on the cause of their stress, many people experience relief within a few sessions of EMDR.  If you can think of negative ideas you have about yourself that you would like to transform to positive, call us to find out more.

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Attachment
Based
Family Therapy

Let's face it, family can be our lifeline, yet also so complicated and difficult.  The same people who we love so much can also be the ones who hurt us the most.  Often, we get in stuck in the same routines and expectations of how family members are supposed to interact with each other.  Family roles don't change easily on their own, but how we get along with family members often take the center stage on how we feel about ourselves and our life satisfaction.  Therefore, it is important to work on improving communication and relationships through family therapy.

 

I have been trained in Attachment Based Family Therapy (ABFT) for depressed, anxious and suicidal adolescents and young adults.  ABFT encourages healthy family attachments in efforts to reduce conflicts and improve family bonds.  In research, ABFT has been shown to reduce depression, hopelessness, anxiety, family conflict and suicidal thoughts and behaviors.

 

Family therapy sessions will be designed for your family’s specific needs and will focus on improving your family’s relationships while building skills in the following areas:

  • Understanding each other

  • Effective Listening

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Problem Solving

  • Tolerance and Respect

  • Setting limits

  • Understanding Developmental Stages

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Clinical
Supervision

Kim Studebaker Du offers both individual and group supervision.  LPC supervision is for professionals seeking support with their cases, as well as clinical supervision hours towards their LPC or other related fields for licensure in Pennsylvania.

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What is Music Therapy?

Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals in psychotherapy by a credentialed professional

Music therapists can design treatment plans to:

 

  • Promote Wellness 

  • Manage Stress 

  • Alleviate Pain 

  • Express Feelings 

  • Enhance Memory

  • Improve Communication

Music Therapy is an established health profession in which music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals. After assessing the strengths and needs of each client, the qualified music therapist provides the indicated treatment including relaxation exercises, improvising, playing instruments/drumming, analyzing lyrics, songwriting, singing, moving to, or listening to music. Through musical involvement, clients' abilities are strengthened.  The music therapist helps the client apply these strengthened abilities to other areas of their lives.  Music therapy also provides opportunities for healthy communication that can be helpful to those who find it difficult to express themselves in words. (American Music Therapy Association)  No musical experience or talent needed!