At the Feeling Good Wellness Center, our psychologists are highly trained in the psycho-physiology of alcoholism. In other words, there is an appreciation of the process of “learning” and the reward system in the brain, and an understanding of the role of alcohol as a systemic downer, which affects mood, motivation and organization.
Our clinicians gauge the therapy to each patient’s situation and together, take steps toward recovery. In saying this, we do not go by a prescribed model of recovery, nor is our approach informed by mainstream manualized steps. Having establishing common ground through empathy, we examine the options with our patients’ input. We then implement a plan of sobriety along with the patient’s goals in mind and help our patients reach those goals.
Our center offers treatment of eating disorders at the outpatient level of care, including binge eating disorder, overeating, stress eating, and carbohydrate and sugar addictions, as well as late night eating and irregular eating habits.
Trained in the biopsychosocial model of eating behavior, therapists work with clients through individual and family sessions in the framework of TEAM-CBT. A complete treatment plan includes consultation and planning along with physicians and dietitians in the team of providers.
Psychologists at the Feeling Good Wellness Center, begin the treatment of gambling by learning first hand from the affected person, how gambling has negatively affected their specific circumstances. Gambling is a “catch-all” phrase, but how it affects each person is specific and one of a kind.
During the second phase of the treatment, psychologists at the Feeling Good Wellness Center use advanced application of cognitive behavioral therapy to help the person recognize the advantages and disadvantages of gambling behavior. Surprisingly, there can be some reasons why the gambler might want to continue the gambling behavior: not having to maintain a lower paying job, not wishing to forego the excitement, not wishing to live a dull sounding lifestyle compared to that of the gambling arenas.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
At the Feeling Good Wellness Center, psychologists are specifically trained in the most up to date and advanced techniques of cognitive behavioral therapy for the treatment of OCD. Advanced CBT or the T.E.A.M approach is introduced by the author of best seller’s self-help book, Feeling Good The New Mood Therapy, Dr. David Burns, professor emeritus at Stanford University. The TEAM model takes the symptoms of OCD and helps the affected person take a closer look at their fundamental beliefs about the subjects they feel threatened by.