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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

If you have been suffering from symptoms of depression and other treatments such as medication and psychotherapy have not been working, then TMS may be right for you.

“An estimated 1 in 10 Americans suffer from a depressive disorder, and for many, medications and psychotherapy are not working. That is where Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) comes in. TMS uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain. The stimulation works to improve symptoms of depression such as fatigue, feelings of worthlessness or guilt, insomnia, and impaired concentration. …”  READ MORE

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR counseling is a type of therapy that can help people resolve whatever trauma is causing them difficulties, so they can become more present and enjoy life. A basic tenet of this approach is the belief that each client already has within him or herself the ability to heal.  It is the job of the therapist to assist the client in “unlocking” doors blocking the way to this healing and to reintegrate parts of the brain that are not communicating very well with one another due to the functional effects of trauma.  Like other psychotherapies, the therapist and client do talk about what is happening in the client’s life and explore practical solutions, but they will also go one step further.

By using EMDR processing to work directly with the client’s Limbic brain, the way emotional information is stored is changed. Because new neural-networks are getting linked-up during EMDR processing, the mind becomes more open in its ability to find creative solutions to what may seem like unsolvable problems. In just a few EMDR therapy sessions (which are done after an intake and history gathering) the client can begin to find freedom from panic and anxiety attacks, worry, and excessive thinking. READ MORE

Dynamic Mindfulness

Because mindfulness presents an effective method to get to know oneself, to reduce stress, and to live in the present moment, cultivating mindfulness is a powerful practice in therapy. For one thing, research has shown that therapists who practice mindfulness themselves have better outcomes with their patients, even when they don’t utilize mindfulness techniques in their therapy. Nevertheless, incorporating mindfulness into therapy has been effective in treating many common mental health struggles. Marsha Linehan was one of the first to integrate mindfulness practices into Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) with positive results. As it’s been applied more and more, mindfulness has further proven to help treat individuals suffering from personality disorders and bi-polar disorder. Mark Williams has written extensively on how mindfulness can lessen the likelihood of recurring depression. Having shown such positive results, mindfulness has been integrated into clinical practice, with many therapists incorporating techniques and meditation into their methods. READ MORE

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Dual diagnosis (also referred to as co-occurring disorders) is a term for when someone experiences a mental illness and a substance use disorder simultaneously. Either disorder—substance use or mental illness—can develop first. People experiencing a mental health condition may turn to alcohol or other drugs as a form of self-medication to improve the mental health symptoms they experience. However, research shows that alcohol and other drugs worsen the symptoms of mental illnesses.*Source NAMI.ORG

Solace Counseling provides concurrent psychiatric and chemical-dependency treatment for patients with a dual diagnosis. We work hard to develop and enhance recovery opportunities for individuals who experience a dual disorder of an emotional or psychiatric illness and a chemical addiction and work diligently to provide continuous support and education. READ MORE

Individual Therapy

People seek individual counseling for a wide variety of reasons, from coping with major life challenges or trauma to dealing with depression or anxiety, to simply desiring personal growth and greater self-knowledge. We are fortunate at Solace Counseling to have 2 Master’s Level Licensed Therapists on staff at both locations, each of whom have a wide range of experience in helping patients with mental health, addiction and life issues. Please feel free to contact our office if you have any questions about individual therapy. READ MORE

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Medication Assisted Treatment is a comprehensive approach to helping patients who deal with ongoing Substance Use Disorder (SUD) including Alcohol, and Opiate abuse. Medications such as Buprenorphine (Suboxone, Zubsolve) for Opiate use and Naltrexone for Alcohol use are used in conjunction with therapy, 12 step treatment, and group counseling to reduce cravings and substantially improve outcomes.

At our office both Dr. Patel (in Dallas) and Tonya Putnam, NP (in Plano) are able to provide MAT for patients dependent on opiates and alcohol. Please feel free to contact our office if you have any questions about our program.