Mentalization Based Treatment (MBT) is an evidenced based approach, developed by Peter Fonagy and Anthony Bateman at the Annan Freud National Centre for Children and Families. The idea behind Mentalization Based Treatment is to help those utilize better behavioral control, increase affect regulation, improve the quality of their relationships, and increase the capacity to pursue life goals. MBT was originally developed for those with Borderline Personality Disorder and we have learned this has also been shown to support other disorder base in attachment issues.
Within these sessions you will experience a honest, transparent, and active therapist; whom will share their mind with you consistently. This is to increase cognitive flexibility and introduce ideas outside of typical patterns. The sessions focus is to restore mentalization, which is the ability to hold your own mind in mind as well as others. Essentially, to stand in someone else's shoes and actually understand where their thought came from. Understanding misunderstandings. Confusing, we know and we help you solidify these concepts.
This methodology can comprised of individual therapy, group therapy, couples, family, and child.