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Bradshaw & Associates is proud to offer different types of psychotherapy and professionals who truly specialize in these modalities, to best fit our patients' needs. Our therapists and doctors continue to receive mentoring and supervision within their modalities, continuing to learn and grow in their specializations even after completing certification. Your doctor may recommend any of these therapies, depending on your needs and history. Patients can also call the office to directly schedule therapy services for themselves or their children. Below are the main therapy specializations in our office:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a treatment approach that helps you recognize negative or unhelpful thought and behavior patterns. Many experts consider it to be the gold standard of psychotherapy. CBT aims to help individuals identify and explore the ways your emotions and thoughts can affect your actions.

Therapists in our office who specialize in CBT: Morgan McKee (Adults) and Erin Wibert (Children)

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Psychodynamic therapy is an approach that involves facilitation of a deeper understanding of one's emotions and other mental processes. It works to help people gain greater insight into how they feel and think, to better understand their inner world. By improving this understanding, people can then make better choices about their lives. They can also work on improving their relationships with other people and work toward achieving the goals that will bring them greater happiness and satisfaction. 

Doctors and Therapists in our office who specialize in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: Drs. Bradshaw and Horst, Bri Franklin

ADHD Coaching: ADHD coaching is a relatively new field that has become more prominent in recent years. Coaching is an intervention that complements medication and other non-pharmacologic alternatives. As a specialty within the broader field of coaching, ADHD coaching is a practical intervention that specifically targets the core impairments of ADHD such as planning, time management, goal setting, organization and problem solving.

Therapist in our office who specializes in ADHD Coaching: Bri Franklin

Perinatal Mental Health: Our therapists have completed additional training in treating women with perinatal mental health concerns. This includes post-partum depression and anxiety, as well as PMDD. They have a passion for connecting with women and supporting their mental health during the perinatal period.

Doctors and Therapists in our office who specialize in Perinatal Mental Health: Dr. Horst and Morgan McKee

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA therapy): ABA is a therapy based on the science of learning and behavior. It is typically used to help people with autism and other developmental disorders learn behaviors that help them live safer and more fulfilling lives. Our therapists will conduct sessions via telehealth and in the comfort of your home. This allows for real-time intervention and application of skills in the home and with the family. ABA focuses on teaching necessary skills and stopping dangerous behaviors rather than preventing harmless self-stimulatory behavior (stims). Therapists work with autistic people to improve skills including self-care and hygiene, play skills, motor abilities and communication skills.​ The goal is not for someone to appear neurotypical. The goal is for their life to be improved in a way that is meaningful to them. 

Therapist in our office who specializes in ABA: Megan Aulie

Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP)

CPP is a type of therapy that takes a family systemic approach and sessions include children and their parents. This model is an evidenced-based, psychodynamic type of therapy that focuses on working with parents to help their children's mental health. This model has been found to be very effective for many childhood disorders, including anxiety, separation anxiety, school avoidance, and depression in children. The treatment is based in attachment theory but also integrates psychodynamic, developmental, trauma, social learning, and cognitive behavioral theories. Therapeutic sessions include the child and parent or primary caregiver. The primary goal is to support and strengthen the relationship between a child and his or her caregiver as a vehicle for restoring the child's cognitive, behavioral, and social functioning. Treatment also focuses on contextual factors that may affect the caregiver-child relationship. This type of therapy helps to heal the family as a unit, and removes the burden and stigma from the individual child. They utilize an approach that appreciates the complexities of children's lives and well-being, including the family dynamics, school setting and deeper psychodynamic factors.

Therapists in our office who specialize in CPP: Ashley Wells and Jennifer Zito

Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT):PCIT is an evidence-based treatment for young children with behavioral problems.PCIT is conducted through "coaching" sessions during which the parents and child are in a playroom while the therapist is in an observation room watching the parents interact with their child through a one-way mirror. Parents wear a "bug-in-the-ear" device through which the therapist provides in-the-moment coaching on skills they are learning to manage their child's behavior. PCIT is done across two treatment phases. The first phase of treatment focuses on establishing warmth in the parent child relationship through learning and applying skills proven to help children feel calm, secure in their relationships with their parents, and good about themselves.  The second phase of treatment will equip parents to manage the most challenging of their child's behaviors while remaining confident, calm, and consistent in their approach to discipline. In this phase, parents will learn proven strategies to help their child accept limits, comply with directions, respect house rules, and demonstrate appropriate behavior in public. 

Doctor in our office who specializes in PCIT: Dr. Allison Brazendale