Different Treatment Approaches at the Grief Recovery Center

Asma Rehman, LPC

At Grief Recovery Center in Houston, TX our licensed counselors strive to provide a safe and therapeutic environment to help our clients rise above their circumstances and mental health issues. There are a variety of counseling programs and treatment options to support the different facets of your life situations. We offer individual, family, as well as couples and group counseling services where our clients can work with trusted and knowledgeable therapists.

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With family therapy, individual therapy, or couples’ therapies, the goal is to determine the problem, then prescribe an appropriate method of treatment that is suitable to the individual, as well as the group. All of our counselors are trained and experienced in each treatment with some specializing in specific procedures such as EMDR therapy. Here are some methods you can look forward to learning about to assist you in the best way possible.

Cognitive behavioral therapy

This form of psychotherapy has a goal of evaluating a client’s mindsets, patterns of beliefs, and value system, then determining the problems they are facing because of these thought processes. Cognitive behavioral therapy is used to treat a wide range of conditions and mental health issues with a wide range of age groups. It looks at what the client is going through in their daily interactions based on how they think and feel.

This form of therapy is especially useful for clients that are working through trauma or PTSD. It is used to identify unsettling behaviors and thought processes caused by negative emotions from the trauma itself. The underlying premise is that the clients’ thought patterns are the reasons for the way he or she behaves. If our counselors tune into changing the client’s thought processes, then the client can learn to change the way they respond to challenges. They will learn to problem solve and overcome obstacles much more ease.

Solution-focused brief therapy

Using the client’s determination and experience, our Grief Recovery Center’s licensed therapists will direct the client to improve their situation with appropriate coaching and counseling. As with the name, it’s a solution-seeking approach based on the responses of our clients’ answers on a series of interview questions. Instead of looking at the past circumstances and history of our clients, we focus on how we resolve challenges in the present and create strategies based on those observations for the future. This type of therapy can be the sole treatment for individual treatment, and it can also work alongside with other methodologies to produce the best outcome. It can treat clients of all ages but is especially helpful to children with behavior issues, dysfunctional family dynamics, and relationships issues. It is meant to be a strategy to improve the overall quality of life for our clients.

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Emotionally focused therapy

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This therapy strategy is for adults with attachment and relationship dysfunctions. Adults having problems with trust and creating deep bonds in their relationships can benefit from emotionally focused therapies because it deals directly with negative emotions. Clients who are having trouble coping with infidelity, anger, breaches of trust, and betrayal find this strategy to be the most effective.

Dialectical behavior therapy

Regulating our stress and emotions can be difficult. As such, the dialectical behavior therapy is beneficial to those who find it challenging to deal with personal conflicts. This cognitive/behavioral therapy is used by our Grief Recovery Center’s therapists to provide clients with strategies to cope with severe stress and feelings, as well as to resolve conflicts in their relationships. One of the primary goals of dialectical behavioral therapy is to help our clients adapt to changes in their daily lives. We emphasize on improving our clients be more open to perspectives other than their own so that they can modify to others and to change with more ease. Clients will also be taught to empathize and adjust to conflicting emotions with techniques to promote self-respect, having boundaries, and assertiveness; which can strengthen tolerance for challenges in their lives.

Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic therapy

Psychoanalytic therapy deals mainly with clients who are struggling with emotional trauma, destructive behaviors, neurotic behaviors, and ongoing relationship struggles. They will work personally with a therapist to uncover childhood thoughts that have repressed or buried at the expense of trauma or other emotional dysfunctions. Our Grief Recovery Center’s in Houston, TX trained therapists will use this strategy to extract information about unconscious emotions that impact present behaviors.

Psychodynamic therapy differs as it is primarily used to treat depression, as well as other severe mental disorders. The treatment sessions are meant to help our clients find significance in their lives and their relationships in the world. This type of therapy has been found by research to be tremendously useful for addictions, eating disorders, and anxiety issues.


Acceptance and commitment therapy

The acceptance and commitment therapy strategy help our clients deal with treating stress in the workplace, anxiety disorders, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Our clients at the Grief Recovery Center are taught to embrace their emotions with appropriate responses versus shutting out and avoiding harsh feelings. They will learn to understand where their issues stem from and will gain the strategies to commit to making changes to cope.

Interpersonal therapy

The basis of interpersonal therapy sessions is to help our clients develop stronger communication skills with others. Those who have challenges with building deep and meaningful relationships will gain the most out of this therapy approach. Our clients also learn to work with and harmonize with others in the most effective ways.

Alternative options

Sometimes, for minor mental health improvements, our Grief Recovery Center counselors may prescribe alternative treatment options than therapy sessions and medications. As per our experienced counselors, sometimes yoga and meditation can help relieve stress and anxiety symptoms as well as proper nutrition and exercise. We recommend these alternative options alongside other treatments; we may also exclusively suggest these treatment options as a follow up after specific therapy sessions.

If you need help in any of the above areas, you can contact us at the Grief Recovery Center in Houston, TX for more info today.

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