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Treatment Approaches For Individuals - Time to HealInsight-oriented psychotherapy is a process of discovery of the roots of current struggles, and using that awareness to separate the past from the present, heal old wounds and use resulting clarity to change unhealthy patterns into healthy ones. If you have dandelions in your yard, and you mow them down, they reappear multiplied. If you want to address a dandelion problem, you go to the root. Although a simplistic metaphor, when we long for true resolution, we must look for and treat the cause.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is effective with anxiety and some forms of depression. It focuses one’s attention on mindfulness, restructuring negative thinking patterns, stress tolerance, and self- soothing skills.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is most helpful when life is overwhelming and it is too difficult to manage the requirements of life and relationships.

Positive Psychology uses a strengths-based approach for change and improvement of life skills. It incorporates mindfulness, learned optimism, reframing and much more, to assist the individual to orient life around the highest possible outcome.

Emotionally Focused psychotherapy assists the individual in achieving greater levels of emotional connectedness, improves communication and understanding, leads to greater forgiveness of self and others and promotes the ability to “let go” of resentments.

EMDR/Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy is a method extensively researched and found useful for treatment of various forms of trauma. Along with other interventions, EMDR may significantly reduce the effects of anxiety, depression, and panic attacks.

Our brains store fear related memories. Traumatization causes an over excitation of a specific area of the brain. Information is “frozen” in its original anxiety-producing form, which may include the original image, negative self –assessment, and emotion. When this cluster of information is triggered, intrusive thoughts, flashbacks, nightmares, somatic difficulties and other unwanted symptoms may occur, as in PTSD. EMDR is a modality that desensitizes and integrates the frozen information, allowing the traumatic imagery to defuse, the negative emotion to neutralize and cognitive restructuring to occur.

Hypnosis has been found to be effective for a multitude of medical and mental-health needs. It can often provide the missing component that enables change to be lasting. It is highly valuable for the treatment of anxiety, depression, self-esteem empowerment, problem solving, trauma, and pain.

Hypnosis is a state of mind in which clients relax the critical questioning aspect of thoughts and feelings and focus more clearly and deeply, allowing themselves to receive and act on, helpful suggestions more effectively than in normal experience. The clinical hypnotic experience is facilitated by the help of a professional certified in clinical hypnosis, through suggestions for relaxation comments and well-being,

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Psychotherapist Joy Myers, M.A., L.P.C. has 30 years experience assisting couples and individuals. She welcomes you to the journey for transformation. More!

M.A., Counseling - Denver Seminary
B.S.N., Nursing - Wichita State University, KS

Licensure and Certifications:

  • Colorado Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Board Certified Professional Counselor
  • Certification in Clinical Hypnosis - American Society for Clinical Hypnosis
  • Certification in Spiritual Direction – Benet Pines Spiritual Formation Program

Professional Memberships/Affiliations:

  • American Counseling Association
  • American Board of Professional Counselors
  • American Psychotherapy Association
  • American Society for Clinical Hypnosis

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482 W. Happy Canyon Rd. Ste 220
Castle Rock, CO 80108