To support your mental/emotional wellbeing and to help you start living into your fullest potential, we offer Contemplative Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness-Based Sress Reduction (MBSR) sessions via Zoom or tele-conferencing through the Brilliantly You (BYou) Behavioral Health and Wellness Center (a division of Pointe of Grace LLC).
Meet with someone who is trained to create a safe and supportive environment for you to gain the tools you need to heal from past trauma, find hope in the midst of present suffering, heal from loss, manage anxiety or depression, cultivate healthy boundaries, set and accomplish your goals, and nurture loving relationships with yourself and others.
IMPORTANT! Please note...
Our mental health services are available by appointment only through the Brilliantly You Behavioral Health and Wellness Center. If you are in crisis or having thoughts of harming yourself or suicide, please call 911 for immediate help.
If you would like to talk to someone anonymously and for free, please call the Suicide Hotline Phone Number at 1-800-273-8255, or text CONNECT to the Distress Text Line at 741741.
The following information is provided by the American Psychological Association (https://www.apa.org/ptsd-guideline/patients-and-families/cognitive-behavioral):
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT is "a form of psychological treatment that has been demonstrated to be effective for a range of problems including depression, anxiety disorders, alcohol and drug use problems, marital problems, eating disorders and severe mental illness. Numerous research studies suggest that CBT leads to significant improvement in functioning and quality of life. In many studies, CBT has been demonstrated to as effective as, or more effective than other forms of psychological therapy or psychiatric medications."
It is important to emphasize that advances in CBT have been made on the basis of both research and clinical practice.
CBT is based on several core principles, including:
CBT treatment usually involves efforts to change thinking patterns. These strategies might include:
CBT treatment also usually involves efforts to change behavioral patterns. These strategies might include:
With CBT, the counselor and client work together, in a collaborative fashion, to develop an understanding of the problem and to develop a treatment strategy. CBT is different from other helping services in that it places an emphasis on helping individuals learn to be their own therapists. Through exercises in the session as well as “homework”/journaling exercises outside of sessions, clients are helped to develop coping skills, whereby they can learn to change their own thinking, problematic emotions and behavior.
What is MBSR - Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction?
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is a scientifically proven method that reduces the impacts of trauma and (dis)stress in the body and mind by weaving together ancient and modern mindfulness, meditation, breathing, and calming techniques. Regular integration of MBSR practices have been shown to significantly impact the nervous system and create new neurological pathways, leading to:
For more information and resource: www.mindfulness.org highlights clinical applications, publications, practice tools, etc. grounded in Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn’s work.
For more information on the practice and benefits of CBT counseling, please explore the following articles:
Contemplative CBT and MBSR builds upon the fundamental principals and exercises of CBT and MBSR while allowing spiritual principals and Spirit to guide the healing process - leading to sustainable recovery from trauma and acute stress by unraveling destructive thought patterns that lead to unhealthy coping strategies and broken relationships.
Rev, Lenora Rousseau is a Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Practitioner and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Coach.
Lenora's mission is provide a safe and effective space for others to experience sustainable and measurable healing and growth by guiding them through CBT and MBSR methods for mental health and personal transformation.