Therapy Modalities

At Solid Ground each client can expect a treatment plan tailored to their needs. The following therapy models are frequently used in developing treatment plans.

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

EFT is an evidence-based treatment method with successful clinical outcomes. Techniques from this therapy method focus on targeting the emotional injuries that have happened in relationships. Throughout the course of treatment those injuries will be addressed and new opportunities for healthier interactions will be presented. New interactions have the capability to rewrite over old emotional injuries and create new emotional experiences. This method is used with couples as well as individuals.

Find out more about EFT here.

Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

If you struggle with parenting your young child, this therapy method may be for you. PCIT is conducted through “coaching” sessions during which you and your child are in a playroom while the therapist is in an observation room watching you interact with your child through a one-way mirror and/or live video feed. You wear a “bug-in-the-ear” device through which the therapist provides in-the-moment coaching on skills you are learning to manage your child’s behavior. This therapy method helps reduce problem behavior and increase positive parent – child interactions, while strengthening the relationship.

Find out more about PCIT here.

The Gottman Method 

A scientifically validated method of couples therapy, the goals of Gottman Method Couples Therapy are to disarm conflicting verbal communication, increase intimacy, respect, and affection, remove barriers that create a feeling of stagnancy in conflicting situations, and create a heightened sense of empathy and understanding within the context of the relationship. The Gottman Method is designed to support couples across all economic, racial, sexual orientation, and cultural sectors. Outcome research has shown Gottman Method Couples Therapy to be effective for treating same-sex relationships.

Find out more about the Gottman Method here.

PREPARE/ENRICH

This is not a therapy method as much as a couple strengthening program. PREPARE/ENRICH is a global couple assessment that gathers information from an in-depth questionnaire taken by both individuals in the relationship. Providing feedback across 10 content areas this assessment is designed to show couples where their strength and growth areas are, then uses practical exercises to help couples build their relationship. This program is suitable for both pre-marital and married couples, and has variations to accommodate faith, parental status, and even foster/adopting families! Visit the PREPARE/ENRICH website for more information.

*This list is not exhaustive. Since treatment is tailored to each client, interventions may be used from different treatment models.