Renewing Minds Therapy provides a nurturing and supporting environment that collaborates with each client to develop a regularly updated individualized treatment plan to ensure that we are working together to meet their goals. RMT provides holistic care, healing, and renewal for clients through online therapy services, specializing in the care for trauma, adoption, foster care, and neurodiversity for individuals, families, and parental support. Areas of expertise and support include:
Autism, ADHD, and other neurodiveristy support
Foster care and Adoption Support
Sexual Assault /Abuse
Depression and anxiety
Communication and boundary issues
Parental coaching and family support
Online counseling services, both individual and family, focus on a three step process:
1) Encouraging clients to encounter hope and the possibility of freedom through psychoeducation, developing coping skills, and identifying support systems to journey with them through the process of healing.
2) Walking with clients on their journey of healing, identifying key moments of hurt and trauma through their story, using a mind-body-heart approach of healing those moments through the lens of love.
3) Partnering with you and your support systems to: manage emotions, develop new habits and behavioral patterns, and to embrace the healing and freedom in your daily life. Through the interventional processes like family therapy, couples therapy, home behavioral supports for children/family, and environmental behavioral supports when new routines need to be established in the individual’s life.
A variety of therapy styles are used to connect the mind, body, and heart.
Here are a few examples of the approaches used and an overview explanation of these techniques.
EMDR AND EFT
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an 8-phase treatment model, using bilateral stimulation (BLS), like eye movement, tapping, etc., that has been shown effective for the treatment of trauma, depression, anxiety, additions, and many more. As hurtful experiences and trauma blocks healthy processing of those memories, allowing them to become triggers for many of our choices, EMDR allows for the healthy processing of those memories through the BLS, making previously hurtful situations in an increasingly less distressing manner.
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), or “Tapping,” is a therapy approach that uses a combination of applying pressure on your acupuncture points while you remember painful experiences by giving them a voice, and working towards cognitive restructuring through unconditional self-love and acceptance. By bringing your body back to that place of hurt, tapping on the specific acupuncture points, you send calming messages into your body to soothe distressing responses to that memory. It has been shown effective for the treatment of trauma, emotional disorders, chronic pain, stress, addiction, and more.
THERAPLAY AND PLAY THERAPY
Theraplay is a child and family therapy for building and enhancing attachment, self-esteem, trust in others, and joyful engagement. It is based on the natural patterns of playful, healthy interaction between parent and child and is personal, physical, and fun. Theraplay interactions focus on four essential qualities found in parent-child relationships: Structure, Engagement, Nurture, and Challenge. Theraplay sessions create an active, emotional connection between the child and parent or caregiver, resulting in a changed view of the self as worthy and lovable and of relationships as positive and rewarding.
Play Therapy uses the power of play to be used as communication for the client. It is grounded in therapeutic models of practice, and from that basis, uses play as the language for the individual. Play therapy can be used for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and family systems. It helps clients heal from past experiences, build and foster their current skills, and develop stronger relationships with themselves and others.
INTERNAL FAMILY SYSTEMS
APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS**
Internal Family Systems (IFS) is a therapy approach that powerfully brings together systems models of family therapy and the multiplicity of the mind. It guides individuals to discover your true Self and the “parts” of themselves, or their personality, that are meant to protect and serve the individual. These parts are not a result of trauma, but rather allow us to engage with the world around us. As we experience painful situations, or trauma, these parts begin to feel separated from each other and our sense of Self. IFS works with the client to heal the relationships with these parts and learn to lead from a true sense of Self.
** RMT no longer actively uses TIABA or ABA, instead focuses on understanding the individuals attachment history, trauma history, and their behavioral responses through neuroscience based on Polyvagal Theory and Interpersonal Neurobiology. RMT does provide case consultations to BCBA's and others using ABA to help cross the bridge between these two sciences.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the application of the science of learning to strengthening socially significant behavior. It works towards improving meaningful behaviors in the client’s life and gives them the reason and factors involved for that improvement. A Trauma-Informed Applied Behavior Analysis approach focuses on what is behind the function, what life experiences and events contribute the the individuals behavioral profile. TIABA uses trauma-sensitive assessment and intervention methods to support the behavioral change and healing journey of the individual.