Our Focus

We offer individualized treatment with a variety of therapy options. Below are areas that we specialize in as a practice. Our therapists have received specific training and ongoing supervision to ensure that we help you and your loved ones.  

 

As we grow and improve our skills, we often become teachers in our own right. Many of our therapists provide clinical supervision, training and support to other therapists. Visit our EMDR Consultation tab to learn more about how some Renew Therapists help other therapists grow and define their skills.  

EMDR

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization
and Reprocessing. It is a 
form of therapy that helps individuals heal from trauma
or other distressing life experiences. EMDR therapy 
has been extensively 
researched and has
demonstrated effectiveness 
for trauma, according to the EMDRIA, the association
web site.

About EMDR Therapy

Our brains have a natural way to recover from traumatic memories and events. This process involves communication between the amygdala (the alarm signal for stressful events), the hippo-campus (which assists with memories about safety and danger), and the prefrontal cortex (which analyzes and controls behavior and emotion). While many times traumatic experiences can be managed and resolved spontaneously, they may not be processed without help. Stress responses are part of our natural fight, flight, or freeze instincts. When distress from a disturbing event remains, the upsetting images, thoughts, and emotions may create feelings of being back in that moment, or of being “frozen in time.” EMDR therapy helps the brain process these memories, and allows normal healing to resume. 

How is EMDR different?

EMDR therapy does not require talking in detail about the distressing issue, or homework between sessions. EMDR, rather than focusing on changing the emotions, thoughts, or behaviors resulting from the distressing issue, allows the brain to resume its natural healing process.  

Who Can Benefit From EMDR?

Patients suffering from anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, depression, grief loss, pain, personality disorders, PTSD, trauma and other stress-related disorders, sleep disturbances, sexual assaults, substance abuse, physical and sexual abuse, and natural disaster survivors.

DBT

DBT Helps with...

  • Substance use disorder

  • High Irritability

  • Cluster B personality disorders

  • Self-harming individuals

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder related to childhood sexual abuse

  • Major Depression

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Transdiagnostic Emotion Dysregulation

  • Pre-adolescent children with severe emotional behavioral emotional dysregulation

  • Binge Eating Disorder

  • Bulimia Nervosa

  • Suicidal and self-harming behavior

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

The “D” means “dialectical”, which is  a synthesis or integration of opposites. In DBT, dialectical strategies help both the therapist and the client get unstuck from extreme positions. The “B” stands for “behavioral.” DBT requires a behavioral approach. 

DBT Therapy at Renew utilizes the model developed by Marsha Linehan, a psychologist and professor.   It was developed to bring better balance, peace and relationship into the lives of clients, friends, loved ones and family members.

We use DBT to assess the current situation and target behaviors relevant to our clients’ goals. First we work on solving  the problems, then we provide a path to get the change that you so desperately wish to see.

Why is DBT Effective?

DBT assumes that many of the problems exhibited by clients are caused by skills deficits. In particular, the failure to use effective behavior when it is needed is often a result of not knowing skillful behavior or when or how to use it. For example, deficits in emotion regulation skills are believed to be a core problem in individuals with borderline personality disorder, and these deficits result in the use of maladaptive behavior. 

Art & Expressive Therapy

According to the American Art Therapy Association website, Art therapy by definition is “an integrative mental health and human services profession that enriches the lives of individuals, families, and communities through active art-making, creative process, applied psychological theory, and human experience within a psychotherapeutic relationship.

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Art therapy, facilitated by a professional art therapist, effectively supports personal and relational treatment goals as well as community concerns. Art therapy is used to improve cognitive and sensorimotor functions, foster self-esteem and self-awareness, cultivate emotional resilience, promote insight, enhance social skills, reduce and resolve conflicts and distress, and advance societal and ecological change.”

Couples Counseling

Couples Counseling requires unique training.  We utilize Internal Family Systems (IFS), Gottman Techniques, conflict resolution, love & intimacy techniques and communication to help couples progress through their struggles and difficulties.  We know that relationships are often neglected and can be dismissed with the pace of life, kids and career.  Couples get off-track and lose connection.  Looking at patterns of dysfunction in our relationships and focusing on what we want to work, why we are in these relationships, expectations of ourselves & others and setting boundaries is at the heart of why we love working with couples. 

OLDHAM OFFICE

2202 Commerce Parkway, STE E

LaGrange, KY 40031

Tel: 502-602-0001      Fax: 502-416-0723

LOUISVILLE OFFICE

214 Breckenridge Lane, STE 114

Louisville, KY 40207

Tel: 502-653-7211      Fax: 502-416-0723

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