**Below, you can read a brief overview about the revolutionary B.E.T.R. Method, developed and utilized at Therapy Summit. If you want a complete description of the B.E.T.R. Method, with theoretical background, please download the PDF at the bottom of the page.**
The B.E.T.R. Method is crafted from psychoanalytic/depth and cognitive-behavioral therapy methods in order to create a new, revolutionary technique that will help you find lasting relief from depression. B.E.T.R. stands for:
These form the three pillars of the therapy provided at Therapy Summit.
The Therapeutic Relationship is the foundation of our work with you. Research is clear that the relationship you create with your therapist is the single most important factor for successful therapy. We create with you a relationship that is composed of trust, compassion, and non-judgment. Additionally, we continually welcome feedback from you about what is going well, and what can be improved, in therapy. The therapeutic relationship is also the vehicle through which we can understand and change the (often unconscious) problematic patterns that have developed on your life, those which have kept you stuck in your same un-helpful patterns of thoughts and feelings. By gaining insight into yourself on a deep level, you will unlock new ways of feeling, thinking, and relating to people in your world.
The next pillar of the B.E.T.R. Method is Behavioral changes. We analyze with you the behaviors that aren’t working in your life, and create a plan for changing them. Research shows that making correct, simple behavioral changes can have an immediate, direct, and positive impact on depression.
Finally, Emotional acceptance is the last pillar of the B.E.T.R. Method. The feelings of sadness, worthlessness, and hopelessness in depression can be intense and painful. You want to find a way to decrease their intensity. Research has shown that learning to accept, feel, and express these intense emotions is the best way for making them more tolerable. We use mindfulness techniques to help you accept your emotions, and thus weaken the hold they have on your life.
The B.E.T.R. Method is revolutionary in that all three pillars interact with each other. Additionally, by seamlessly implementing the three pillars of the B.E.T.R. Method, we are able to achieve what other therapies fail to do, which is effectively address the past you have lived, and the future you want for yourself. And for you, this means a successful therapeutic experience, with lasting positive changes in your life. We look forward to implementing the B.E.T.R. Method in therapy with you so that you can achieve these lasting positive changes in your life, find relief from depression, and enjoy life again.