What guides our practice? Evidence-based practices in psychology (EBPP) integrate the best available research with clinical expertise in the context of patient characteristics, culture, and preferences. Our goal is to employ evidence-based interventions while maximizing our client's choice among effective alternative interventions. We aim to make clinical decisions in collaboration with our client, based on the best clinically relevant evidence, and in consideration of the probable costs, benefits, and available resources and options.
Therapeutic orientation involves theories, approaches, and modalities that are the basic guiding principles organizing how a therapist will treat and interact with you. It is important that a therapist has a therapeutic orientation which, supports their practices; however, one approach or theory does not fit for all people. Depending on your needs and goals, different approaches can be helpful and healing. Although our staff may have foundations in particular therapeutic orientation models, overall, we have a holistic, positive, and integrative approach. We believe people are competent, resourceful, and capable of change. We focus on individual strengths as well as helping with problem resolution and opportunities for growth.
Modalities or psychotherapy approaches employed at Equilibriya Behavioral Health & Wellness include:
- Trauma-Informed approach to all therapy and interactions with our clients. Trauma-Focused therapy when indicated.
- Somatic Experiencing and Body-Centered Psychotherapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Emotion-Focused Therapy
- Core Process Psychotherapy
- Family Systems Therapy
"I am committed to a practice of inclusion and the provision of care to all people without discrimination on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, socioeconomic status, health status, religion, national origin or relationship status or style. I am conscious of my privilege and the dynamic of power in a therapeutic relationship. I am also conscious of my experience as a minority. I approach therapeutic care with this consciousness and do my best to manage known biases and assumptions while remaining open to how implicit bias may emerge. I am not always aware of how something might offend another, but I am always open to learning how I can build trust and maintain mutual respect. I aim to have a transparent and authentic relationship with each client and recognize I may not be a good fit for all people. I have developed a deep respect for many of my colleagues and am happy to make referrals and recommendations externally when appropriate. I believe even the most negative thoughts and feelings can be useful at times when processed and not avoided or despised. Therefore, all topics are open for discussion and exploration: to be processed together, not to be held or ruminated on in isolation."
– Wendy Cantello