If you are experiencing a mental health condition or have been diagnosed with a substance use disorder, we have provided links to information on treatment approaches used at Zumbro Valley Health Center.
TF-CBT is an evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents impacted by trauma and their parents or caregivers. It is a components-based treatment model that incorporates trauma-sensitive interventions with cognitive-behavioral, family, and humanistic principles and techniques. TF-CBT has proved successful with children and adolescents (ages 3 to 21) who have significant emotional problems (e.g., symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder, fear, anxiety, or depression) related to traumatic life events. It can be used with children and adolescents who have experienced a single trauma or multiple traumas in their lives.
EMDR Therapy is a psychotherapy model that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. It is an evidence-based practice that has shown to be useful to individuals of all ages and who have experienced a wide range of events.
EMDR therapy is founded on the basis that our emotional well-being is interwoven with our physical state; it employs a body-based technique called bilateral stimulation during which a therapist will guide a client through eye movements, tones, or taps in order to move a memory that has been incorrectly stored to a more functional part of the brain. EMDR therapy corrects this mis-storage so that the painful memories associated with the trauma lose their charge. The client can react to stimuli in the present without the past interfering.