At Therapy West, our professionals provide specialized services that are uniquely tailored to the needs of your family. We develop an effective plan and provide the appropriate services to improve the overall functioning of the individual and family. We can provide brief cognitive-behavior therapy and, if need be, intense wrap-a-round support. We can provide brief cognitive-behavior therapy and, if need be, intense wrap-a-round support for children and adolescents who need comprehensive therapeutic support. First, we thoughtfully assess the needs of the family and then, based upon that assessment, we make recommendations for service.
THE AXIS PROTOCOL
We employ a unique approach to treatment that focuses on research and current clinical practice to drive intervention. The Axis Protocol emphasizes on generalizability of skills learned in treatment as the hallmark of change.
This approach is comprised of the following tenets:
Non-Pathologizing: What most consider to be disorders or disabilities are part of normal human psychological functioning.
Change-Oriented Model: The purpose of therapy is to improve behaviors and emotions in the person’s life. This is measured via “outside of the office” change.
Progressive Collaboration: The success of the intervention is reviewed through inclusive meetings with all stakeholders (e.g., parents, providers, and the client)
Degree Flexibility: The Protocol is responsive to the level of treatment and service that would be beneficial.
Case Conceptualization: Theory and diagnostic patterns are carefully examined to identify appropriate treatment.
Therapist Rotation: Rotation of the therapist is an important component. Changing clinicians can be effective in reducing overdependence and increasing therapeutic gains.