Accelerated Resolution Therapy
What is Accelerated Resolution Therapy?
Accelerated Resolution Therapy, often referred to as ART, is an evidence-based practice more commonly known for using bilateral eye movements to treat symptoms of post-traumatic stress.
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 and most unique trait about this trauma therapy approach is that you don’t have to verbally process it! Oftentimes trauma can bring on negative feelings of shame and guilt, which makes using ART a gentle, less invasive approach to trauma treatment.
Watch the videos below to learn more about ART. You may also visit www.acceleratedresolutiontherapy.com to learn more.
**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:
- Initial Assessment
- Recommendation for ART by your counselor
- 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, and decide on your scene for the ART session. (Telehealth)
2. ART Session: dissolve your scene and PTS symptoms in the ART session using eye-movement desensitization techniques. (in-person session)
3. Post Session: Reassess PTS symptoms, process repressed memories that may have surfaced after the ART session, and discuss follow up treatment recommendations with your counselor. (Telehealth session)