Therapeutic Approaches

The Neurosequential Model guides our clinical staff to choose the therapeutic approach that best fits the child’s developmental history and the family’s needs. Because one therapeutic approach does not fit all situations, our staff utilize a variety of evidence-based and evidence informed-models.

Harmony uses a range of modalities to serve adults, families, children, and adolescents through individual, family, and group therapy. Telehealth services are available across the state of Tennessee.

Therapeutic Approaches

Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC)

A trauma-sensitive approach combining psychoeducation and the intentional engagement of caretaker and child to enhance each individual’s ability to regulate and create meaningful connection.

Circle of Security

A framework that helps caretakers understand the healthy attachment cycle and innate relational needs of a child to foster secure attachment.

Couples/Marital Counseling

Therapy that aids in reducing conflict and improving communication skills within the relationship and allows for processing and feedback from an unbiased therapeutic perspective to work towards healing and unity as a couple. 

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

A therapeutic approach that identifies and addresses dysfunctional patterns of communication and interaction within the family and seeks to reconstruct these patterns and structures focusing on the family versus seeking individual change. 

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR assists with the organization of negative and positive emotions, feelings, and thoughts and then utilizes different forms of bi-lateral stimulation to reduce the negative effects of traumatic memories stored in the brain and body.

Sensorimotor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART)

A somatosensory-based intervention utilizing therapeutic equipment, such as weighted blankets, trampolines, fitness balls, and swings. This approach engages the whole child: mind and body, intending to widen the child’s window of tolerance to optimize social and emotional well-being and for processing traumatic events.

Structural Family Therapy

A therapeutic approach that identifies and addresses dysfunctional patterns of communication and interaction within the family and seeks to reconstruct these patterns and structures focusing on the family versus seeking individual change. 

Theraplay

A therapeutic approach that enhances attachment, self-esteem, and trust in others through joyful engagement with a caregiver. 

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

An insight-based approach designed to address the specific emotional and mental health needs of children and adolescents who are struggling to overcome the destructive effects of early trauma. 

Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)

An integrative parenting approach that helps caretakers understand the unique needs of children with trauma histories and offers specific strategies to decrease relational discord and increase connection within the home and family.

Tuning Into Teens (TINT)

A parenting program that focuses on emotions and is designed to assist parents to establish better relationships with their adolescents. It teaches parents emotion coaching skills as well as ways of responding to their young person in a way that helps maintain a connected relationship.