OASIS Mind and Body

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Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA):

ABA is a therapy based on the science of learning and behavior. Behavior analysis helps us to understand how behavior works, how behavior is affected by the environment, and how learning takes place.

The goal is to increase behaviors that are helpful and decrease behaviors that are harmful or affect learning. ABA therapy programs can help increase language and communication skills, improve attention, focus, social skills, memory, and academics, and decrease problem behaviors.  Therapists have used ABA to help children with autism and related developmental disorders since the 1960s.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT):

CBT is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are interconnected, and that these negative thoughts and feelings can trap you in a negative cycle. CBT aims to help you deal with overwhelming problems in a more positive way by breaking them down into smaller parts. Unlike other therapeutic modalities, CBT deals with your current problems, rather than focusing on issues from your past. It looks for practical ways to improve your state of mind on a daily basis. A major aim of CBT is to reduce anxiety, depression, and avoidance by analyzing and then changing the cycle of problematic behavior, cognitions, and emotion. Used both with and without medication, CBT is the most popular and commonly used psychotherapy for the treatment of depressive and anxiety disorders.

Drama and Expressive Arts Therapy:

Expressive arts therapy is a form of client-centered therapy that uses artistic expression to help people resolve trauma and process difficult emotions. This kind of therapy takes many forms, but the main areas of expression are dance therapy, art therapy and music therapy, all with the goal of cultivating a deeper relationship between the conscious and unconscious self. “