(available to residents throughout California and Minnesota)
Change your mood. Change your life.
DBT invites you to "live a life worth living..."
Dialectical Behavior Therapy teaches practical self-care and relationship skills to help you build a balanced and contented life. DBT is built on the assumption that we are all human, that we all make mistakes, and that having a non-judgmental attitude will help you build a life that is truly yours.
Your DBT therapist will help you identify potentially harmful habits, and then give you personalized coaching in more strategic self-care alternatives. DBT lets you pick and choose the self-care strategies that work for your life. DBT has shown to have powerful effects in alleviating stress, depression, anxiety, trauma triggers, relationship insecurities, and in solidifying an empowering sense of identity.
Pay attention to what matters.
Life can be very painful at times. Fortunately, we do not have to go through any of it alone. Mindfulness and acceptance-based therapies can help us understand what IS and what IS NOT within our control-- and then find the motivation to do something about it. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy are examples of therapy styles that will help you identify your core values and what matters most to you. A mindfulness therapist will help you develop the skills you need to draw your attention where you want to have it, instead of getting stuck in meaningless habits. Mindfulness has been found to reduce stress, increase enjoyment, and help with the healing process after a difficult life event.
What are you working to radically accept
in your life?
Get moving on what matters.
Motivation is not the same as momentum. A skilled therapist will help you figure out why you are stuck, and give you the encouragement you need to get started. Change often comes in stages, which means that there is always something you can do to get more ready -- even if you don't feel like it. Research-backed therapies, such as Motivational Interviewing, will help you tap into what motivates you most. Your therapist will help you harness this inner motivation into strategic and sustainable self-care.
Learn personalized strategies to help you identify pitfalls in your routine, as well as self-care alternatives to build the life you want. Track your changes with the expert partnership of a therapist trained to help you stay accountable to your most important goals.
What would you accomplish if you had all the motivation in the world? Why not get started now?
Balance in your relationships leads to balance in your life.
Therapy For Real Life uses a non-judgmental approach to relationship counseling -- only you can decide what works for you in your relationships. Relationship therapies, such as the Gottman Method for couples, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, teach individuals and couples to be empowered in their relationships and create meaningful connection.
Many individuals and couples have to learn how to move beyond past hurts to build a new foundation of friendship, intimacy, and trust. Therapy teaches you the skills you need to identify your needs, as well as the strategies to help you communicate these needs to those around you. Individuals and couples can decide what works for them by choosing from research-backed relationship strategies adapted for real life.
What changes would you like to see in your relationships?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a counseling program designed to help you build awareness of unhelpful thought patterns. You will learn how to confront problem thinking and create healthier narratives to improve your mood. CBT allows you to combine analytical thought strategies with practical stress management tools adapted for your life. Build a more empowering perspective with the support and feedback of a compassionate and trained therapist. CBT lets you design a motivating personal narrative to help you face life's greatest challenges. Cognitive self-care strategies can also help buffer you against daily stresses and interrupt thoughts that are not helpful.
Schedule a call with Anna Lindberg Cedar, MPA, LCSW to talk through your own questions about therapy.