Horizon Behavioral Health utilizes an array of therapy techniques to best match the needs of the patient. HBH offers individual, group, family and couples therapy using a combination of effective counseling approaches: Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) is typically used for patients who are struggling with substance abuse. The patient and counselor work together to improve the patient’s drive to change their own behavior and become more intrinsically motivated to improve the quality of their life.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a well-known counseling method that focuses on restructuring our negative thoughts to be more positive and productive. Breaking negative thought patterns has been shown to significantly help patients who suffer from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and a host of other mental illnesses.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a technique for treating patients who have experienced trauma. The goal with EMDR is to introduce external stimuli (such as bilateral eye movement, tapping or pulsing light) while the patient is focusing on a traumatic event from their past. The theory behind EMDR is that by bilaterally activating the brain while focusing on past trauma, the patient is better apt to process the painful memory and heal.