Evidence -Based Treament
Evidence-based treatment (EBT) refers to treatment that is backed by scientific evidence. That is, studies have been conducted and extensive research has been documented on a particular treatment, and it has proven to be successful. The goal of EBT is to encourage the use of safe and effective treatments likely to achieve results and lessen the use of unproven, potentially unsafe treatments.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of treatment that helps people learn how to identify and change the destructive or disturbing thought patterns that have a negative influence on their behavior and emotions.
CBT focuses on changing the automatic negative thoughts that can contribute to and worsen your emotional difficulties and distress. These spontaneous negative thoughts also have a detrimental influence on your mood.
Through CBT, faulty thoughts are identified, challenged, and replaced with more objective, realistic thoughts.
Exposure with Response Prevention (ERP)
Exposure with Response Prevention (ERP) is an evidence-based treatment for anxiety.
It involves intentionally exposing you to distressing thoughts, images, items, or situations that make you anxious in a planned and intentional way. The goal is to expose you to the anxiety-inducing experience, while preventing your typical response, including avoidance behaviors and compulsions.
This process allows you to learn something different, rather than reinforce your existing fears and obsessions.
ERP can be helpful for individuals with diagnoses of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, and other anxiety-related disorders.
Inference-Based Therapy (I-CBT)
Inference-Based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (I-CBT) is grounded in the Inference Based Approach (IBA) to OCD, which emphasizes the role of reasoning in the development and maintenance of OCD.
I-CBT aims to help OCD sufferers resolve their inferential confusion by targeting the reasoning process and therefore resolving the obsessional doubt. By strengthening trust in reality, it empowers you to move beyond fear and achieve change.
I-CBT has the ability to get remarkably close to the source problem in OCD. If treatment is successful, you no longer experiences the obsessional doubt or OCD triggers, and will have no need to avoid or do compulsions.
Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP)
KAP takes ketamine IV infusion therapy, and adds psychotherapy on top of it, referred to as integration, in order to enhance the effectiveness. Combining this medical IV treatment with psychotherapy helps to make the combined treatments more effective. While the drug can help with the physical symptoms of things like anxiety, depression, PTSD, etc., integration sessions bridge the gap between the internal shift that has occurred and the external changes that need to happen in order to transform lives and prevent relapse.