Therapies & Treatments

Dr. Ashley Greenwell has expertise in providing the following scientifically validated interventions which were developed to treat conditions caused or exacerbated by chronic physical and psychological stress. A key ingredient of effective psychological care is understanding the type of treatment you will be receiving, how it will help, and ultimately, how to implement it on your own.

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)

ACT is a powerful, well-studied transdiagnostic treatment that encourages you to listen, understand, and live more peacefully with painful experiences rather than struggling against them or feeling bad about them. ACT skills enable us to be clear sighted in our values and use psychological flexibility to pursue what matters. 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)

This evidence-based approach to treating insomnia focuses on the connections between thoughts, actions, and sleep. It can help you identify some of the thoughts or behaviors that might be contributing to sleep problems.

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) For PTSD

CPT for PTSD is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy that helps you recognize unhelpful thoughts or beliefs related to past trauma and learn to modify or change them to reduce the long-term negative impacts of trauma. This form of therapy can also be done in a couples context. Learn more about Cognitive Behavioral Conjoint Therapy for PTSD here.

Prolonged Exposure Therapy

Exposure therapy is designed to help you confront situations where you have developed an excessive fear response often because of prior negative experiences. It’s done in a controlled, safe, and compassionate environment to retrain your nervous system’s reactivity and increase confidence, thereby allowing you to expand your comfort zone.

 

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR is an interactive therapy where you recall traumatic or upsetting experiences while distracted so you won’t have a strong psychological response. It is often used to treat PTSD and other trauma-related conditions.

Motivational Interviewing

Prescriptive health advice about what we should do is rarely sufficient to change our decision-making (i.e. the G.I. Joe Fallacy). Motivational interviewing is a technique that creates a collaborative process to build momentum and deliberately addresses current barriers for more sustainable change. The use of out-of-session practice and regular check-ins provide the structure and support needed to keep you motivated.

CBT & Hypnotherapy for Chronic Health Conditions 

The demands and norms of the modern lifestyle put many of us at higher risk for a range of inflammatory medical conditions.  CBT and Hypnotherapy are well-studied interventions that have been shown to significantly reduce symptoms and improve quality of life when included as part of your larger treatment plan.

Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO-DBT)  

We are bombarded with self-improvement messaging that tells us we need to be better than we are. RO-DBT is a powerful intervention developed for perfectionism, excessive self-control, and treatment-resistant anxiety to help individuals who are highly self-critical and prone to burnout.

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