Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Internal Family Systems
Individual Treatment by Experienced Licensed Clinicians
Legacy employees the most engaged team of clinician in the field. Our therapists and counselors have years of experience in wilderness therapy, addiction treatment, and mental health counseling. Each therapist has unique areas of specialization. In addition to individual sessions, therapist also conduct group therapy daily at the treatment center. This allows each therapist to get to work with each client and exposes them to a variety of expertise. This also allows each therapist to have direct insight during consultation as the clinical team meets to help make the best plan for each client.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a method of logically looking at how behavior, thought, and emotions are connected. We often find ourselves experiencing emotions that are triggered by thoughts and lead to behaviors that are dysfunctional and actually get in the way of our operating in a balanced and maximized way. Stepping back and looking at these processes fosters increased self-awareness and helps us see how we may continue to cycle through negative ways of operating and develop patterns of behavior that are not just ineffective, but are, at times, dangerous. One of the major goals of Legacy is to help our clients increase self-awareness, step outside of themselves so to speak, and make a determination about how their choices are affecting their lives. Being able to notice and take accountability for our behavior, then making a judgment about whether or not that behavior is beneficial to us and to those around us, especially those we care about, allows us to choose to change and to be actively be involved in our own hero’s journey. We often combine some of the techniques and modalities with CBT, for example, Motivational Interviewing, which is a model of therapy that helps clients to examine their choices and their way of operating and make clear connections with the outcomes that they have produced by those choices. By this process, we can see more clearly how our choices are connected to our results and we can actively choose to do something different. We can then maintain those behaviors that are beneficial and helpful in our lives, and to let go of those things that are getting in our way.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a form of therapy that was originally designed, and found to be effective for treating borderline personality disorder. Over time, it has additionally been proven to be an effective form of treatment for depression, binge-eating, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, and for mental health problems characterized by overwhelming emotions. DBT specifically focuses on providing people with therapeutic skills in four key areas: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. This modality can be used both in individual and group therapy settings. At Legacy, we have a weekly DBT group where the clients are taught and practice a variety of skills from all four key areas that they can then implement in their daily lives.
Motivational Interviewing (MI)
Motivational interviewing is a counseling method that helps people resolve ambivalent feelings and insecurities to be able to find the internal motivation they need to change their behavior. It is a practical, empathetic, and short-term process that takes into consideration how difficult it is to make life changes, and has been found to be effective when working with people struggling with addiction. The approach attempts to increase a person’s awareness of the potential problems caused, consequences experienced, and risks faced as a result of their behaviors. The therapist works with the client to help them envision a better future, and become increasingly motivated to achieve it. This is a skill our therapists use in their sessions, and also a skill that we teach our guides to use when they are working with clients.
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Internal Family Systems (IFS) is a modality of therapy that identifies and addresses multiple sub-personalities or parts within each person. For some people, their different parts can come in conflict with each other and with one’s core authentic self. This conflict is often the result of trauma. IFS focuses on healing the wounded parts and restoring mental balance and harmony by changing the dynamics that create discord among the sub-personalities and the self. It is an evidence-based practice that has been shown to be effective for treating a variety of conditions and their symptoms, such as depression, anxiety, phobias, panic, and trauma. Therapists at Legacy use IFS to help their clients identify the different parts of themselves, and help quiet those parts that are pulling them towards their addictive and other destructive behaviors.