Modalities and Tools
Internal Family Systems is a powerfully transformative, evidence-based model of psychotherapy. We believe the mind is naturally multiple and that is a good thing. Our inner parts contain valuable qualities and our core Self knows how to heal, allowing us to become integrated and whole. In IFS all parts are welcome.
For more about IFS: https://ifs-institute.com/
Spiritual Direction or the Anam Cara (soul companion) tradition inspires people to experience authenticity in their lives as they connect with, explore, and grow within the context of the ground of all being, that deepest of truths which is beyond life and death and goes by many names, including God, and no name at all.
For more about Spiritual Direction: https://www.sdicompanions.org/
The Psychodynamic Approach to therapy is based in the theory that much of one's mental activity occurs outside one's awareness. This tradition has many expressions that share the common technique of using talk therapy to bring what is unconscious into consciousness. Therapy objectives are to increase self-understanding, increase acceptance of feelings, and develop realistic relationships between self and others.
This therapy is non-directive, allowing the client’s relational patterns to emerge, in order to foster self-understanding and a corrective emotional experience.
There's release in knowing the truth no matter how anguishing it is. You come finally to the irreducible thing, and there's nothing left to do but pick it up and hold it. Then, at last, you can enter the severe mercy of acceptance.
More on a Psychodynamic Approach
While this is a long-ish video, it's a great presentation of the scientific data demonstrating the effectiveness of psychoanalytically-informed modalities, those schools of psychotherapy that derive from the psychoanalytic tradition.
This is the approach we take in our work together at Jabin Counseling.
Further evidence of the effectiveness of psychodynamic psychotherapy from respected industry journal:
Taylor & Francis Online.
A brief article by Jonathan Shedler, PhD, on the nature of the therapeutic relationship in the psychodynamic approach:
The Therapy Relationship in Psychodynamic Therapy vs CBT
Summary of results from a long-term British study demonstrating the effectiveness of psychoanalytic psychotherapy in treating chronic depression:
Tavistock Adult Depression Study