Treatment Modalities

Our mental health providers utilize treatment modalities that have been studied and consistently demonstrate effectiveness in the improvement in specific. All our mental health providers have been trained to utilize treatment modalities that have been studied and consistently demonstrate effectiveness in the improvement in specific situations, problems, or mental health disorders.

Common evidenced treatment modalities used at Foundations Counseling Center include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a structured and goal-oriented form of psychotherapy that focuses on helping individuals recognize and change their unhelpful thought patterns, emotions, and behaviors. It can be used to treat anxiety, depression and many other mental health concerns.
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based therapeutic approach that combines cognitive-behavioral techniques with mindfulness and acceptance strategies to help individuals manage their emotions and improve their interpersonal skills. It can be used to treat personality disorders, PTSD, substance use, eating disorders, depression, and many other mental health concerns.
  • EMDR is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is used to help individuals process and heal from traumatic experiences. EMDR involves a structured eight-phase process in which a trained therapist uses bilateral stimulation, often in the form of side-to-side eye movements, to help the client process distressing memories and reduce emotional distress.
  • Narrative Exposure therapy– Narrative Exposure Therapy is a trauma-informed approach designed to help individuals who have experienced trauma process and make sense of their life experiences through a series of detailed narratives.
  • Solution Focused-Brief Therapy– Solution-Focused Brief Therapy is a goal-oriented approach that focuses on identifying and working toward solutions rather than dwelling on the issue. It emphasizes clients’ strengths and resources and encourages envisioning of a future where their issues are resolved.
  • Behavioral therapy– Behavioral therapy focuses on observable behaviors and aims to modify maladaptive patterns. It involves identifying and understanding problematic behaviors, then implementing strategies to change them. Techniques like reinforcement, conditioning, and modeling are commonly used to encourage positive behavioral changes for individuals with ADHD, ADD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, substance use disorders, and eating disorders.

Other treatment modalities also commonly used by our providers include:

  • Play therapy– Play therapy is a therapeutic approach used with children to help children express their emotions and thoughts and problem solve through activities and toys. It can be used to address anxiety, trauma, grief, and behavioral problems along with other mental health concerns.
  • Art therapy– Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that utilizes creative and artistic techniques to help individuals explore and express their emotions, thoughts, and experiences through painting and drawing. It can be used to treat trauma, stress, depression, and anxiety, as it offers a unique and therapeutic outlet for self-expression.

To schedule an appointment for an initial appointment, please call  (702) 240-8639. Our administrative team is ready to answer your phone call Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm. If we are busy assisting other clients or away from our desk, we ask that you leave a message, and we will return your phone call within two business days. You may also reach us via email.

Your first appointment will be with a mental health provider. If you are a child or adolescent, your parent or guardian will be with you during this appointment. During this initial visit, your provider will explain the expectations of treatment and ask questions to get to know you. Your provider will also initiate an extensive Biopsychosocial Diagnostic Interview asking questions about your presenting problems, current living situation, family history, relationship history, medical history, academic/employment history, nutrition, lifestyle, and other pertinent information. This allows your provider to properly diagnose the issues, assess your current needs, and work with you to build an individualized treatment plan for future sessions.

Foundations Counseling Center is in-network with most insurances. Most policies include mental health benefits and pay for services, as long as treatment meets medical necessity. Others cover only a limited amount of sessions. Some insurance policies pay for 100% of the services. Others apply co-pays, co-insurances, and deductibles for services, leaving you financially responsible to pay a portion. Most insurance companies cover all mental health conditions. Others exclude certain diagnoses and certain outpatient services. It is best if you contact your insurance company to learn and understand the benefit details of your insurance coverage.