Ivana’s great ability to listen to her clients and truly understand the nature of their needs
has resulted in numerous reconciled couples and socially better skilled individuals, ready to face different life challenges.
CLINICAL SERVICES OFFERED:
Anxiety and depression treatment
Grief method coaches
MODALITIES OF TREATMENT
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Solution Focused Therapy
Emotion Focused Therapy
CBT is a psychosocial intervention that focuses on challenges and changing unhelpful cognitive distortions and behaviors, improving emotional regulation and the development of personal coping strategies. It is a solution oriented modality of treatment focusing on the present, and it helps patients become aware of the cognitive process that contribute to their maladaptive behaviors or disturbed mood. DBT is an evidence-based psychotherapy that is most frequently used in treatment of borderline personality disorders, addiction, mood disorders as well as suicidal ideations. The goal of DBT is to change behavioral patterns, unhealthy habits and it is often used in group treatment. One of the main premises of DBT is to help patients regulate their emotions, achieve mindfulness, distress tolerance and interpersonal skills.
PSYCHOANALYTIC THERAPY is a set of therapeutic techniques that assesses our unconscious mind. Psychoanalytic therapy brings understanding of our past, analyzes our present and creates powerful tools for our future potential. Psychoanalytic therapy focuses on our childhood experiences and helps us resolve inner conflict and find our healthiest level of emotional functioning.
EXISTENTIAL THERAPY focuses on understanding of human experience. It helps process anxiety, alienation and depression and transforms from traditional forms of mental illness to natural stages in a normal process of our development. It focuses on inner strength, individual’s freedom and responsibility to overcome negative stages and find a more profound existential experience.
SOLUTION -FOCUSED THERAPY is a goal directed collaborative approach. This modality of treatment focuses directly on what patients want to achieve, without exploring the history of the problem. This method is often used for bereavement as well as people looking to see concrete changes in their emotional behavior patterns with a specific time frame in mind.
CRISIS INTERVENTION is also an immediate and short term psychological care aimed at assisting individuals in crisis situation. This specific approach is also used to minimize the impact of a long term psychological trauma. In addition, crisis intervention is also used to prevent people from developing and maintaining poor coping skills while dealing with traumatic experiences and crisis situations.
EMOTION-FOCUSED therapy is a therapeutic approach based on the premise that emotions are key to identity. Throughout our lifetime we are often taught to avoid or suppress our unpleasant emotions, which results in an unhealthy emotional pileup. Emotionally focused therapy concentrates on bringing our emotions back to life and understanding where do they derive from.
GESTALT THERAPY is a person centered approach that helps patients focus on the present as well as understand what is really happening in their lives right now, in the present moment, rather than what they may perceive to be happening based on past experiences. The main goal of the Gestalt therapy is to help people work through their unfinished emotional business” and bring about closure of some of the unresolved issues in their lives.
PSYCHODYNAMIC is a form of in depth treatment, with the primary focus on revealing the unconscious content of our psyche in an effort to alleviate psychic tension. This is a deeply personalized approach used in counseling individuals with anxiety, depression, addiction and traumas. It is also used to counsel families and couples.
HYPNOSIS is a state of consciousnesses in which a person is highly responsive to suggestion and direction through hypnotic induction. Through verbal repetition and mental images, hypnotherapy helps achieving and maintaining change in our thinking and behavior.
EMDR is a form of psychotherapy in which a patient is asked to recall distressing images; the therapist then distracts the patient in one type of bilateral sensory input, such as side to side eye movement or hand tapping.
TELETHERAPY The Covid -19 pandemic is an unprecedented and especially difficult time for everyone. Social distancing, constant occupational changes as well as other pressures of life compound the stress of staying healthy. Luckily, videoconferencing and teleconferencing provide us with the ability to perform therapy sessions from the comfort and safety of your own home. Allow us to provide insight and ease the burden via phone or video sessions.