Experiential Therapies

Paradigm Treatment engages in protocols that address the whole individual, not simply their presenting problems at the time of intake. This methodology is further supported by the latest research in globally recognized, peer-reviewed journals on psychiatry and psychology, which posit that effective mental health care can and often does involve more than talk therapy. As such, and in addition to our robust clinical program, we also engage in experiential therapies designed to assist our teen and young adult clients with increasing their self-awareness, self-confidence, interpersonal skills and ability to regulate their emotions. These include but are not limited to Art Therapy, Animal-Assisted Therapy, and Movement Therapies such as Integrative Yoga, to name a few. Each client is cared for utilizing a tailored blend of traditional and experiential therapies, and both are intentionally implemented so as to maximize clients’ time with us.

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Animal Assisted Therapy

Research has shown that Animal Assisted Therapy is a very helpful tool in treating adolescents with Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders.  The most primary goal of AAT is to help strengthen and promote teens’ emotional, cognitive, and social functioning, through the work they engage in with animals.  Our Animal Assisted Therapy program at Paradigm…

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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Meditative-like strategies for helping develop mindfulness Teen Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy can be thought of as a form of cognitive-behavioral therapy that incorporates meditative-like strategies for helping develop mindfulness in teens, in order to help gain relief from negative psychiatric symptoms.  Originally conceived as a technique to treat people with recurrent Depression, the practice of mindfulness…

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Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

A cognitive-behavioral approach to therapy Teen Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive-behavioral approach to therapy, focused on the connections between teens’ social interactions and their Mental Health Disorder symptoms.  Originally designed to help treat people with Borderline Personality Disorder, the treatment approach is designed around the premise that certain people who experience extreme fluctuations…

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