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Training and Therapeutic Influences

Pia Mellody's Post-Induction Therapy Training

We are fully trained in Post Induction Therapy, Couples Boundaries, and Love Addiction. We use these models extensively, both personally and professionally. These models were developed by Pia Mellody and focus on healing and growth in five core issues: self-esteem, boundaries, human reality, dependency/wants and needs, and moderation issues.  Through healing past relationship trauma, individuals can move forward personally, professionally and relationally.


Dynelle is a certified Brainspotting practitioner. Brainspotting is a powerful, focused treatment method that works by identifying, processing and releasing core neurophysiological sources of emotional/body pain, trauma, dissociation and a variety of other challenging symptoms. Brainspotting is a simultaneous form of diagnosis and treatment, enhanced with Bio-lateral sound, which is deep, direct, and powerful yet focused and containing.

Alfred Adler Individual Psychology

Alfred Adler is a world-renowned philosopher and psychiatrist who stressed the need to understand individuals within their social context. During the early 1900's, Adler began addressing such crucial and contemporary issues as equality, parent education, the influence of birth order, life style, and the holism of individuals. Adler believed that we all have one basic desire and goal: to belong and to feel significant. Adler developed the first holistic theory of personality, psychopathology, and psychotherapy that was intimately connected to a humanistic philosophy of living.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy CBT

CBT is a psychotherapy that is based on the cognitive model: the way that individuals perceive a situation is more closely connected to their reaction than the situation itself.


One important part of CBT is helping clients change their unhelpful thinking and behavior that lead to enduring improvement in their mood and functioning.

Bowen Family Systems Therapy

Bowen family systems theory is a theory of human behavior that views the family as an emotional unit and uses systems thinking to describe the complex interactions in the unit. It is the nature of a family that its members are intensely connected emotionally. 

Experiential Therapy

Developed in the 1970’s, experiential therapy is a therapeutic approach that encourages patients to identify and address hidden or subconscious issues through activities such as role play, guided imagery, the use of props, and a range of other active experiences.

Exposure and Response Prevention

The Exposure in ERP refers to exposing yourself to the thoughts, images, objects and situations that make you anxious and/or start your obsessions. While the Response Prevention part of ERP refers to making a choice not to do a compulsive behavior once the anxiety or obsessions have been “triggered.” All of this is done under the guidance of a therapist at the beginning — though you will eventually learn to do your own ERP exercises to help manage your symptoms. of OCD.

Positive Discipline

Positive Discipline is a program developed by Dr. Jane Nelsen. It is based on the work of Alfred Adler and Rudolf Dreikurs and designed to teach young people to become responsible, respectful and resourceful members of their communities. Positive Discipline teaches important social and life skills in a manner that is deeply respectful and encouraging for both children and parents

Prepare and Enrich

Widely known as a leading relationship inventory, PREPARE/ENRICH is called a “program” because it contains both a couples assessment and a semi-structured feedback process. As part of the feedback process, the program teaches the couple relevant relationship skills like communication and conflict resolution. The goal of the program is to help premarital couples prepare for marriage (PREPARE) and married couples enrich their marriage (ENRICH) by increasing their awareness of relationship strengths and growth areas and providing them with skills to improve their relationship.

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