What is Psychodrama?

Psychodrama was created in 1921 by Jacob Levy Moreno, MD and it was and still remains an excellent therapeutic action method technique.  Psychodrama accesses a person's psychological and somatic experiences spontaneously that focus on an event or internal struggle in the "here and now" to gain insight into behavior to allow for clarification which can result in change.

What is DBT?

DBT stands for Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and was created by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D. in the late 1980's.  The dialectical approach brings together and balances two polarities, logical processing and emotional reactivity using cognitive and strengths based techniques.

What is Somatic Experiencing (SE)?

Somatic Experiencing is a therapeutic body-oriented approach, which accesses the primitive part of the brain, in a gentle way, with the use of pendulation (emotional regulation versus emotional dysregulation) helping to expand and contract the autonomic nervous system responses (e.g. fight, flight, freeze or collapse).  This approach was developed by Peter A. Levine, Ph.D. who had a curiosity about animals who are constantly under the threat of death and show no signs of trauma.  The technique is helpful when working with individuals who experience anxiety, depression, chronic pain, developmental trauma, relationship trauma and post traumatic stress disorder.  The goal is to access body memories of the event and renegotiate a new and different response rather than verbally telling the story of a person's trauma.