Bloom (noun): A beautiful process of becoming
We understand that at times we need support in becoming who we want to be.
At Bloom we focus on each client's individual needs in their healing. We utilize various trauma-informed, evidenced-based, experiential, and mindfulness-based treatments to do this.
These treatment approaches have been found through research to benefit stress, anxiety, depression, disordered eating, body image issues, self-harm, and trauma.
The most commonly used treatment methods at Bloom are:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
DBT focuses on acceptance and change through developing Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Emotional Regulation skills.
Distress Tolerance skills help you get through difficult times when your emotions are running high. The skills allow you to soothe yourself in healthy ways.
Interpersonal Effectiveness skills teach you to understand what your needs are in your relationships and develop effective ways of dealing with others.
Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
The Gottman Method is a couples therapy approach which integrates research-based interventions based on the Sound Relationship House Theory.
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
IFS therapy, developed by Dr. Richard C Schwartz, is an evidence-based psychotherapy which views the mind as a family, and the parts as family members interacting with each other. IFS is used to allow people to access, understand, and heal their protective and wounded inner parts and core Self.
According to the IFS model, parts often play three common roles: exiles, managers, and firefighters.
Exiles are parts that hold emotional pain and memories associated with those experiences.
Managers: protective parts that function to control surroundings and manage emotions and tasks to navigate daily life. Managers aim to keep Exiles contained and hidden from conscious awareness to avoid distress and pain.
Firefighters: parts that are activated when Exiles produce overwhelming, painful, or threatening emotions. Firefighters aim to inhibit those difficult emotions by any means necessary, such as unhealthy coping behaviors.
Mindfulness is a state of being fully present in the moment, without judgment of thoughts and emotions. By focusing on the here and now in a calm way, it allows you to slow down and focus on your needs in the moment, versus reacting to your negative emotions.
Developed by Jacob L. Moreno, Psychodrama includes elements of theater to allow people to gain greater perspective of emotional concerns, conflicts, or other difficulties in a safe and trusted environment.
Sand Tray Therapy
Sand Tray Therapy provides a safe way to explore emotions when verbalizing becomes too difficult. This forms of therapy helps individuals address emotional stressors, resolve conflicts, remove obstacles, and connect to their inner self.
Sand Tray Therapy involves use of figurines and a sand tray in which the client creates reflections of their own experiences, feelings, and struggles. Most often this method is used with children, but they can be used with all ages, as it explores symbolism and potential metaphors related to the client's life.
Health At Every Size® (HAES®)
* all photographs and artwork have been created by therapists of Bloom Mental Health Healing *