Available Services at Restorative Change via in Person or Video:
Restorative Change believes in using an integrated approach to helping individuals restore their wellness; therefore a mixture of therapy models, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), person centered therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) are used. Such things as anxiety and depression plague Americans but can be treated and decreased.
Trauma is any abnormal event that overwhelms one's ability to cope; events such as a car accident, physical, mental, or emotional abuse, combat, or a loss. As humans, we were never suppose to experience these events; therefore therapy is needed to overcome them. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Cognitive Processing Therapy helps people heal from these traumatic events.
Christian counseling involves being healed from life struggles through a deepening relationship with Jesus Christ. The Word of God and prayer is the foundation and guiding resource in this process. This type of counseling is completely voluntary; upon intake one can choose if they want the Bible, prayer, or both used in session. As far as training, Kristina completed the required courses for the Foundations in Biblical Counseling certificate through the Christian Counseling Education Foundation (CCEF). Kristina has also been a Christian for 25 years and currently attends a non-denominational church in the Denver Metro area.
A person is addicted when he/she are unable to stop a behavior pattern or use of substances, despite negative consequences and despite his/her best efforts to stop. For example, one can be addicted to sports activities, food/eating, drugs, alcohol, or even shopping. Treatment can involve abstinence or harm reduction. A combination of cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and education to help those attain their goals.
For those that have involvement in the criminal justice system, whether that be pre-trial or post-trial, or on probation or parole, counseling is offered. Being in the criminal justice system can increase one's stress and create unique experiences that test one's coping system. CBT, DBT, and psychoeducation are provided to help one through those experiences.
Description of Therapy Inventions:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: focuses on changing how one perceives and interprets his/her experiences and his/her defeating core beliefs
Person Centered Therapy: views the client as the expert of his/her life and experiences and allows the client to lead the sessions
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy: focuses on behavioral modification and skill development to increase one's distress tolerance, build interpersonal skills, and learn about and cope with emotions
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: helps those in distress heal and feel whole after disturbing events, such as divorce, life transitions, grief, anxiety, abuse etc. EMDR uses a specific type of bilateral stimulation to activate the brain leading to reprocessing and the integration of the stored information related to the trauma or distress. The effect of EMDR is not desensitization in and of itself but includes the multifaceted impact of reprocessing all aspects of negative, maladaptive information into an adaptive, healthy, and useful resolution
Cognitive Processing Therapy: includes elements of cognitive behavior therapy and addresses one's beliefs about the trauma
Talk Therapy: pouring out your heart and being heard by someone who's safe and objective