Because life is full of suffering. As humans, we experience psychological pain and sometimes that pain interferes with our ability to live lives full of joy, contentment and satisfaction. Psychotherapy is the process by which you acknowledge your suffering, envision and clarify your preferred way of being and feeling in the world and work to develop the understanding and skills you require to move you toward your goals. Our therapists use evidence-based interventions to help you transform your suffering into a deeper, more meaningful experience of life.
Quad City Psychotherapy
cultivates relationships with independent providers who focus on a variety of populations and conditions. We strive to create a healthy and enriching environment for our therapists.
We Can Help You With
Mood disorders include depression, bipolar disorder, postpartum, and low mood associated with adjustments to life's transitions.
Anxiety disorders include generalized anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, social anxiety, specific phobias, postpartum and adjustment anxiety.
Performance issues can be personal or professional. Enhance your performance through therapy.
Trauma occurs when a person's physical or psychological safety is threatened. One must work through trauma to return the body and brain to a sense of safety and well-being.
Intimacy requires trust, vulnerability and closeness. Whether you desire a deeper connection with your children, your partner or your friends and family, psychotherapy can help you build intimacy in a variety of relationships.
Modes of Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
CBT helps us identify the thoughts, emotions, sensations and behaviors that contribute to our identified presenting problem. By better understanding the relationship
between these elements, we can make changes that improve our mood, anxiety and functioning.
Mindfulness-based therapies utilize the practices of mindfulness, meditation and deep breathing/relaxation to support individuals with the pain and discomfort that arises from our present condition and from the process of change. Mindfulness allows us to expand the container in which we hold our suffering so it no longer feels so overwhelming.
Solution Focused Therapy examines our present day issues and assists us in applying our unique strengths and abilities to solve our current problems bring our skills to future situations.
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. By stimulating both sides of the brain through eye movement or tapping while recalling traumatic events, the brain naturally moves toward a greater state of healing and processes the disturbing information so it lives in the past rather than triggering us in our present day.
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
ACT helps us clarify and deepen the values that drive our lives and then helps stay present and engaged with a life led according to our greater meaning. ACT acknowledges that suffering and negative emotion are part of life and invites us to be present with these feelings and allow space for them rather than dismissing or escaping them. ACT teaches skills to be with the present moment.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
DBT addresses the intense reactions we have to emotional situations, primarily those found in romantic, family and friend relationships. DBT helps people identify their hyper-arousal and employ techniques to attain emotional regulation.
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)
IPT treats mood disorders by acknowledging that depression often coincides with life upheaval, role transitions, or significant changes that impact interpersonal relationships. IPT helps us resolve distressing life events and organize and nourish our social relationships to help us respond to life.
Narrative Therapy (NT)
NT seeks to separate our problems from our selves. We are not what happens to us and we can "rewrite" our stories to reflect our deeper values and beliefs - recognizing our own power and resiliency.