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SPECIALTIES

Learn about our specialties and areas of expertise below!

POPULATIONS

At Bloom, we welcome and treat people from all walks of life. Our specialty and passion is in helping clients overcome the challenges that affect women and those in the LGBTQIA+ population.

AREAS OF TREATMENT

  • Trauma & PTSD

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Life Transitions

  • Grief & Loss

​TREATMENT APPROACHES

  • EMDR// Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing EMDR is a therapeutic approach that works to utilize what happens in our brains during deep sleep (REM sleep) to assist in healing trauma. With EMDR treatment, one can experience a traumatic event and know that it was a bad experience but not feel bad when they think of it. Clients who utilize EMDR as a treatment can experience lessened reactivity to events from their past, greater freedom and self esteem. EMDR can be used to treat single incident traumas (car accidents, natural disasters, sexual violence, etc) and/or more complex traumas (continued exposure to violence, surviving a narcissistic parent, growing up with childhood physical, emotional or sexual abuse).  For some EMDR FAQs, click here.

  • STRENGTH-BASED// Strength-based therapy is a type of positive psychotherapy and counseling that focuses more on your internal strengths and resourcefulness, and less on weaknesses, failures, and shortcomings. This focus sets up a positive mindset that helps you build on your best qualities, find your strengths, improve resilience and change worldview to one that is more positive. A positive attitude, in turn, can help your expectations of yourself and others become more reasonable.

  • TRAUMA-FOCUSED// Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) helps people who may be experiencing post-traumatic stress after a traumatic event to return to a healthy state.

  • CBT// Cognitive-behavioral therapy stresses the role of thinking in how we feel and what we do. It is based on the belief that thoughts, rather than people or events, cause our negative feelings. The therapist assists the client in identifying, testing the reality of, and correcting dysfunctional beliefs underlying his or her thinking. The therapist then helps the client modify those thoughts and the behaviors that flow from them. CBT is a structured collaboration between therapist and client and often calls for homework assignments. CBT has been clinically proven to help clients in a relatively short amount of time with a wide range of disorders, including depression and anxiety.

  • HUMANISTIC// In humanistic therapy or client-centered therapy, practitioners hold to the belief that the client is the expert of their problems. Given the proper environment in therapy, the client can learn and grow into their best self. The therapist works to create a real relationship with the client where the client feels seen and understood. 

  • MINDFULNESS// With the complexities of daily life, much of our attention is often pulled in many directions, often impacting daily stress- levels or the ability to process emotions, thoughts, and feelings. Mindfulness is the practice of present moment awareness and focused attention, while practicing acceptance of what arises in the moment. This practice can help with the recognition of thoughts, feelings, and emotions, while becoming more attuned to the mind and body. Much of the evidence suggests that mindfulness can help alleviate symptoms of anxiety, depression and other mental health challenges by improving self-awareness, body-awareness, emotional regulation, and overall brain function. 

  • PSYCHODYNAMIC THERAPY// Psychodynamic therapy, grown from the tradition of psychoanalysis, helps people to notice patterns in their life and gain a deeper understanding of their unconscious motivations. This form of therapy often involves delving into childhood memories to see what lessons were internalized at a young age, identifying and feeling one’s emotions, and using the relationship between therapist and client to better understand the person’s relational patterns.