Resources and Links
LPC/LPCI- Licensed Professional Counselor/Licensed Professional Counselor Intern. Provide mental health and substance abuse care. Licensed professional counselors (LPCs) are doctoral and master's-level mental health service providers, trained to work with individuals, families, and groups in treating mental, behavioral, and emotional problems and disorders. An LPC is considered an Intern until they have met the requirements of 120 supervision hours from a clinical supervisor and have performed 1380 direct client hours
CBT- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. CBT is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are interconnected, and that negative thoughts and feelings can trap you in a vicious cycle. CBT aims to help you deal with overwhelming problems in a more positive way by breaking them down into smaller parts. You learn to change these negative patterns to improve the way you feel. It looks for practical ways to improve your state of mind on a daily basis. Most importantly CBT helps you to change the way to think in order to help change the way you feel and behave.
Motivational Interviewing- is an approach that attempts to move an individual away from a state of indecision or uncertainty and towards finding motivation to making positive decisions and accomplishing established goals. It helps motivate individuals to change their current behavior. It is used heavily in the area of substance abuse.
Modified Interpersonal Therapy- A form of therapy in which the focus is on a patient's relationships with peers and family members and the way they see themselves. Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) is based on exploring issues in relationships with other people. The goal is to help people to identify and modify interpersonal problems, to understand and to manage relationship problems. The theory resides in the fact that relationships and events impact mood vice versa.
Rational Behavior Therapy- Is based on changing people's irrational beliefs. The premise of this type of therapy stems from the belief that people tend to blame external events for their unhappiness. People tend to struggle with they way they perceive events versus the actual events themselves. RBT aims to facilitate change in core beliefs and thought patterns and help clients deal with their problems and improve their ability to function and feel in a healthy way. The goal in RBT is challenging and questioning our irrational and dysfunctional beliefs and replacing them with more sensible and functional beliefs. RBT is based on the ABC model. A stands for activating event. B is our belief about the event. C is the consequence that happens due to our belief.
For additional information on AOD/Addiction, anxiety, or depression please check out:
National Health Service of England
Brite Side Counseling, LLC
Dana Mandel, MA., LPC *
Dana Mandel, MA., LPC *