Seeking treatment through the EBTC involves several stages.
Consultations generally last between one and three sessions and include an in-depth evaluation of your problem, recommendations for treatment, and the development of a treatment plan. After scheduling the first consultation session I will give you a password to access your consultation packet online. The consultation packet includes a Client History Form and several questionnaires. The questionnaires included in your packet are designed to provide detailed information about what factors are contributing to your problem. By filling out this material prior to your session you are helping me use your session more efficiently. During your consultation sessions I will review your materials and work towards developing an initial understanding of your problem. At the end of the consultation process I will give you feedback and provide you with recommendations for treatment. Recommendations for treatment may include individual therapy, family therapy, intensive treatment or a referral to more appropriate care. Recommendations may also include a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of psychiatric medication combined with CBT/ACT Therapy. Stage two begins once we mutually agree on a treatment plan.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) generally last between 5 and 20 sessions. However, some individuals may benefit from longer-term treatment or more intensive treatment. During treatment you will be asked to practice skills in session as well as out of session. Those who benefit the most from therapy are people who are willing to try new things, take risks, and practice new skills in challenging situations.
The last stage of treatment includes relapse prevention. Relapse prevention aims to teach you how to take what has been learned in treatment and apply it to future problems as they arise. During relapse prevention I will work with you to create an individualized relapse prevention plan that may include follow-up visits spread out over time.