Exposure and Response Prevention refers to practicing confronting the thoughts, images, objects, and situations that make you anxious & provoke obsessions. At Lotus Psychology practice we help guide you step by step through the process.
CBIT is an established therapy that teaches people to change their behavior over time and tic less. Research on CBIT has been done with children and adults with Tourette syndrome. CBIT is now considered a first line treatment. It typically consists of two 90 minute sessions, and several 45 minute sessions over a 10-week period.The patient then returns for booster sessions once three months after treatment ends and again for a final session after 6 months of treatment to ensure maintenance of treatment gains. Dr. Rimler also has a free library available to her patients with Tourette resources, including guides for educators and people in the community.
Habit Reversal Therapy is an evidence-based highly effective behavioral therapy for people with unwanted repetitive behaviors or habits. For patients with OCD, I have some virtual reality programs I use to help conduct habit reversal treatment.
Exposure Therapy is a technique in behavior therapy to treat anxiety disorders. Exposure therapy involves exposing the target patient to the anxiety source or its context without the intention to cause any danger. Doing so is thought to help them overcome their anxiety or distress. I often incorporate my virtual reality program to help expose patients to realistic scenarios they are facing.
Education and counseling is provided to families who have a loved one with mental illness and may be at risk for a psychiatric hospitalization.
Prolonged Exposure (EMDR, and TF-CBT) is a form of behavior therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy designed to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. It is characterized by two main treatment procedures – imaginal and in vivo exposures. Imaginal exposure is repeated ‘on-purpose’ retelling of the trauma memory.
IFS is a client-centered model of therapy. This means we follow the client’s curiosity about his/her parts, engaging parts as they appear. Therefore, IFS-informed play therapy is not directed by the therapist but rather by the child. We allow the child to choose the nature of the play, trusting that parts will emerge.
At our practice, we believe in the power of child therapy with the availability of a play therapy specialist. We recognize that children communicate best through play, and our highly trained specialists use therapeutic toys and activities to create a safe and engaging environment. Through play, we help children express their emotions, process trauma, and develop essential life skills. Our commitment is to foster trust and rapport, providing young individuals with the support they need to navigate their emotional journeys and promote healthy development.
DBT Skills is a specific type of cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy developed in the late 1980’s by psychologist Marsha M. Linehan to help better treat borderline personality disorder. Since its development, it has also been used for the treatment of other kinds of mental health disorders.
Parent Management Training, SPACE for Parents of Anxious Children and the Incredible Years
Animal Assisted therapy is a complementary type of therapy that involves animals as a form of treatment. This practice uses canine-assisted therapy only when requested and when it is appropriate to meet the patient’s therapeutic goals. Animal assisted therapy is only available in Dix Hills office at this time.
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Psious virtual reality is used to conduct relaxation and exposure therapy for patients with phobias and who would benefit from social practice (in vivo) for individuals struggling with specific challenges i.e handling bullies, communicating with an authority figure, social anxiety, and many more challenges you may face.
Mightier Pro is another tool incorporated into my practice. It is a Harvard backed video game program for children that helps reduce tantrums, according to their recent research. The program helps to teach emotion regulation skills that can be generalized to at home and in school settings.
GoZen is incorporated into children’s sessions to help provide education and serve as therapeutic tool. This is a positive psychology program that utilizes an animated video series to model skills to better manage different types of anxiety and stressors. Parents will also have access to various child summits, which provide a great deal of insights and practical tools.
Centervention’s game-based behavior intervention that help students in elementary and middle school practice and improve social and emotional skills. Dr. Rimler will provide you with your unique password, which will allow you ongoing access to a game that is geared toward your child’s grade level.
Informed by the philosophy of positive visualization, See It, Be It teaches adolescents that they have the power to make positive changes in their life.
The Listening Program® is not like any music you’ve heard before. It’s more than music. It’s music that works—to improve your mental, physical, and emotional health.TLP can benefit most anyone, and applications are wide ranging, from rehabilitation to wellness and peak performance. TLP can be used in schools, hospitals, therapy clinics, assisted living facilities, companies, athletic and music programs, in homes, and on military bases—and more.
Dr. Rimler has extensive group therapy experience, having run an intensive hospital-based group therapy program.
The following are benefits of group therapy:
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Don’t let quarantine stop you. Virtual groups forming now!
The Secret Life of Moms
You have been waiting for your kids to go to school for months (maybe even years), but the time has finally come and you are struggling to find meaning in your life and maybe you’re a lot lonelier than expected. This group is for anyone who would like some extra support to help you re-define yourself as a person outside of your children.
Misadventures in Parenting
Parenting is probably the hardest thing you will ever have to do! I am not just a psychologist with an expertise in parent training, but also a mom to 4 children. The struggle is real! This group will help you focus on practical strategies to implement to help you get a better grip on how to approach your children. This group is geared toward parents of children ages 3- 8.
This program is geared toward adults who are struggling with anxiety and depression. The tools you garner from this treatment are incredibly practical. Come as you are-even on the days you feel like you cannot face the world. Sweats and pajamas are totally acceptable attire to the group. The most important thing you can do is show up.
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