Catharsis Counseling

Catharsis Counseling
Business Name:
Catharsis Counseling
Name of Primary Practitioner:
Adam Stanford
Business Excerpt:
I provide a safe, nonjudgmental space to help you process your thoughts and emotions, identify how you can better implement your highest values in your life, and learn how to develop healthier thinking patterns and behaviors to improve your mood and relationships. Together we will write specific goals and come up with measurable objectives to help track your progress.
Business Description:

My evidence based approach to effective treatment has three key components:

Processing

I can guide you through organizing and understanding your thoughts, memories, and emotions in new ways that help create insight and meaning

Learning

I can teach you new mental and behavioral coping skills that are proven to help

Integrating

I can help you understand how to create new habits based on new skills and insight

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT guides you through analyzing your thoughts and forming new, healthier ways of thinking. We explore the connection between your experiences, thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and results. We identify with specificity how you can intervene on your own thinking patterns to help influence your emotions and actions, thereby increasing the likelihood of more desirable outcomes.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

DBT provides what I call an encyclopedia of excellent behavioral coping skills which fall into four categories: mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal. We work through these skills to identify which ones will be most beneficial for you to integrate into your own behaviors and how you can best utilize them. The key concept in this therapy is a balance between reason and emotion.

Strength-Based

This means we work together to identify your strengths and build them up to help you reach your goals. This approach focuses on solutions, encouragement, and looking forward. This helps us find motivation by emphasizing the benefits of change. The research shows this is the most effective form of motivation for long term change.

What does a typical individual session look like?

This varies depending on the client including their needs and preferences as well as what is most pressing at the time. Some sessions are entirely dedicated to processing and building awareness and insight which always has its place and value in the treatment process. Many sessions start with a review of the previous week and a discussion of anything you want to get off your chest. If there is nothing in particular or we have more time remaining, we can work on building new skills together directly from CBT and DBT as well as some other various sources. I will teach you about the skills and talk you through applying them to your own life and circumstances. A good majority of recovery happens between sessions, not just in the one hour per week or so in which we are meeting. I typically provide suggestions for exercises to complete, skills to practice, or ideas to reflect on to help you continue the process throughout the week.

Gender of Practitioner:
Male
Education/Training/Certifications:
MACMHC, LAP, LAC
Business Website Address:
Business Phone Number:
7205603551
Business Contact Email:
astanford@catharsiscounseling.com
Business Address:
3941 Harrison St.
Country:
USA
State:
Colorado
ZIP Code:
80205
Internet Based Business:
Yes
Do You Accept Insurance?:
Yes
Tell us about the payment options you accept and any additional insurance details. :
Cigna, Medicaid (Colorado Access), Private Pay: $125/hour
Poly Awareness Level:
Knowledgeable
Kink Awareness Level:
Knowledgeable
Valid Since:
21/05/2021
Swinger (Lifestyle) Awareness Level:
Knowledgeable
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