Accelerated Resolution Therapy
What is Accelerated Resolution Therapy?
Accelerated Resolution Therapy, often referred to as ART, is an evidence-based practice commonly used to treat symptoms of post-traumatic stress, including anxiety, nightmares, flashbacks, and intrusive thoughts and images.
Using eye movements, ART is an exposure–based cognitive psychotherapy that provides rapid recovery by reprogramming how the brain stores traumatic memories and imagery. This approach provides effective relief from the strong physical and emotional reactions associated with post-traumatic stress (PTSD), trauma, anxiety, depression and more, in as few as 1-5 sessions.
The BEST trait about this trauma therapy technique is that you don’t have to say your trauma out loud! Often times, trauma can bring on negative feelings of shame, guilt, fear, and more. This gentle technique offers a less invasive approach to trauma treatment.
**ART must be completed in-person. Availability for this service may be limited based upon your location and is at the discretion of the counselor. Please contact us to learn more or to determine if you’re a candidate for this type of therapy.**
I’m interested in ART. What’s next?
All ART sessions require the following:
1. Initial Assessment. (**All services require an initial assessment to review your history, assess your symptoms, + allow the clinician to discuss therapy recommendations with you.**)
2. Recommendation for ART by your counselor.
3. Signed Informed Consent.
Our 3-Tiered Approach to ART
We recommend the following treatment format when using an ART technique, which breaks down into 3 sessions as outlined below-
1. Planning Session: Review trauma history, assess present PTS symptoms, + decide on your scene for the ART session. (Teletherapy)
2. ART Session: dissolve your scene + PTS symptoms in the ART session using eye-movement desensitization techniques. (in-person)
3. Post Session: Reassess PTS symptoms, process repressed memories that may have surfaced after the ART session, + discuss follow up treatment recommendations with your counselor, i.e. “continue working on anxiety management in individual counseling”; “schedule another ART session to dissolve additional scenes”. (Teletherapy)