At THRIVE, we believe in the power of science and the art of compassion. Our clinicians are experts in masterfully matching clients with evidence-based interventions that are effective and time-limited.
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Family therapy can be a powerful intervention - especially for those with a loved one suffering from mental illness. Several studies, for instance, have indicated that family environment can significantly impact the course and outcome of mood and psychotic disorders. At THRIVE, we practice Family-Focused Therapy, an evidence-based therapy for teens and adults struggling with mood disorders.
While we do not offer full-fidelity DBT through the THRIVE clinic, all of our providers are comprehensively trained and concurrently practicing in DBT with our sister clinic, the nationally-renowned Portland DBT institute. This means that intervention offered at THRIVE are augmented by a deep toolbox of DBT skills and are guided by dialectical thinking.
As a class of interventions, CBT has received more empirical support than any other type of intervention - and this is precisely why our practice has a strong emphasis on CBT. We like to think of ourselves as cBt (i.e. little c, big B) in our implementation of CBT, meaning that we tend to emphasize cognitive change through experience, exposure, and skills building.
For many people, medication can provide the steady foundation for life-changing therapy. Our medication manager is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who is intensively trained in DBT and attends weekly case consultation meetings with THRIVE therapists and dietitian. Our PMHNP is a seasoned diagnostician and practitioner who has experience in treating teens and adults.
At THRIVE, we believe in the power of sleep and have formed a knowledgeable team of sleep treatment providers who practice gold-standard interventions that improve sleep. In fact, recent guidelines by the American Medical Association designate CBT for Insomnia as the first-line treatment for insomnia. We also treat CPAP difficulties and recurrent nightmares using evidence-based protocols.
Although anxiety is a debilitating condition, research has uncovered powerful and relatively quick interventions for reducing symptoms of GAD, social anxiety, panic disorder, phobias, and PTSD. Namely, we practice cognitive behavioral therapies for anxiety including exposure-based therapies (e.g. graded exposure, prolonged exposure, interoceptive exposure).
Research indicates that bipolar disorder is best treated with a combination of medication and psychotherapy. At THRIVE, we offer both medication management and evidence-based therapies for teens and adults with bipolar disorder. Our clinic manager, Dr. Christopher Hawkey, was intensively trained in Family-Focused Therapy by the treatment developer, Dr. David Miklowitz.
When it comes to depression, we rely on cognitive, behavioral, and mindfulness-based interventions to improve mood and decrease risk of relapse. Specific interventions that we use include behavioral activation, cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy.
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