Integrated Modalities

 “The therapeutic modality is taught.  The style of the therapist is unique.  Together with your sense of purpose, we believe the relationship between therapist and client is the primary instrument of change.”

The Biopsychosocial Model  

  • Views human health and illness through a hierarchy of natural systems
  • Considers biological, psychological, and social factors when evaluating the development and maintenance of mental health issues.
  • We refer, consult, and collaborate with multiple disciplines outside of Fort Lauderdale Psychology, when clinically indicated and with client permission, including: Medical, Nutrition, Wellness, Experiential, and Spiritual/Cultural advisors.

Client Centered Therapy  

  • Brief or longer term
  • Emphasis on empathy, genuineness, and positive regard.
  • Focuses on the concept of congruency: “when a person’s ideal self is congruent with their self-image.”

Psychodynamic Insight Oriented Therapy   

  • Brief or longer term
  • Increases knowledge and self-awareness
  • Highlights associations between past events and your present day conflicts
  • Increases connection to feeling states
  • Improves emotional processing and expression of emotions. 

Cognitive & Behavioral Therapy (CBT)  

  • Brief or longer term
  • Collaborative Process
  • Builds self-efficacy
  • Includes a skill building component
  • Helps to break obsessive thought patterns
  • Helps to reduce and eliminate unwanted behavioral patterns. 

Supportive Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)  

(DBT Informed Treatment)   

  • Theory is rooted in Eastern Philosophy
  • Includes skill training & skill support
  • Basic Skill Sets include concepts of mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness   

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)   

  • Focal treatment for trauma resolution. Please visit for more information