Our Treatment Philosophy
Establishing a relationship of trust with our clients is fundamental to the mission of FBH. Developing trust happens from the moment you contact us for an appointment and continues throughout all stages of treatment.
Confidentiality is a cornerstone to great treatment and psychotherapy. We commit to co-create safety with our clients and adhere to all HIPAA requirements to protect private and personal information.
Competency & Effectiveness
We are committed to providing our clients with exceptional treatment and quality care. In order to ensure this, we require our clinicians to attend annual trainings and certifications in various evidence-based treatment modalities.
We also require our clinicians to be trained in Lifespan Integration Therapy (LI). LI is a gentle body-based therapy that utilizes active imagination and a client’s timeline of memories to facilitate neural integration and extensive healing. Lifespan Integration Therapy is one of the most effective treatment modalities available.
We request and welcome feedback from our clients in an effort to ensure their treatment goals are being met.
We understand that health and happiness are multidimensional, so we tailor our therapeutic approach to match the complexity of life. At FBH our clinicians come from various backgrounds with diverse treatment and life experiences. We also offer exceptional mental health medication options provided by our Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNP).
We meet weekly as an interdisciplinary team of therapists and prescribers to staff cases and participate in clinical trainings. This consistent collective exchange of knowledge and treatment feedback ensures the highest quality of care for our clients.
Mental Health Disorders
Mental health disorders are sets or patterns of dysfunctional thinking, behaviors and/or mood changes that are outside of those viewed and experienced as normal, healthy and high-functioning.
Duration, Intensity, and Frequency (DIF)
A helpful way to determine if you or someone you know has a mental health disorder is to look at the Difference (DIF) between normal thinking, behaviors and emotions and what is presenting.
Ask: What’s the difference? How do I know if I have a mental health disorder?
Or what’s the DIF: Duration, Intensity and Frequency?
- Duration – last longer than normal
- Intensity – above and beyond what is normally experienced
- Frequency – experienced more often than normal
– Then you or someone you know may have a mental health disorder
Distress or Impairment
Another general standard used to assess mental/emotional health is the level of Distress or Impairment –
Degree to which the symptoms cause significant Distress or Impairment in social, interpersonal, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.
If you or someone you know is experiencing troubling thoughts, behaviors, emotions/mood changes, and they are causing you distress and impairment in your life and relationships, contact a mental health professional for help. Your first appointment will be an “Assessment” where you will be asked a series of questions to help determine if you have a mental or emotional disorder. An evaluation of your symptoms will confirm whether a diagnosis will be made, and if one is, treatment options will be discussed.