OUR
APPROACH

A MISSION FOR MICHAEL

We specialize and treat a variety of mood and thought disorders.

You Are More Than a Diagonsis

At AMFM, we know that the journey through mental health challenges can be overwhelming. We offer treatment options that go beyond traditional medical models, focusing on your unique story rather than just a diagnosis. Our approach is to embrace every aspect of who you are, making sure you are deeply seen, heard, and valued—because you are more than your symptoms and you are more than this struggle.

With a deeper understanding of you than just your symptoms, we’re able to take a deeply personalized approach to healing. We draw from diverse therapeutic options – like our partnership with the Beck Institute – to craft a care plan that fits your personality, experience, and needs.

Our goal? To wrap you in support for every facet of your life, guiding you toward recovery and well-being in a way that feels empowering, practical, and uniquely yours.

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is simple: we’re here to support your entire journey to wellness, knowing that it’s about so much more than just therapy or medications. That means every detail — from the use of evidence-based treatments and the nurturing of positive relationships to the nutritious meals prepared by our “food is medicine” style chefs — is crafted with warmth, strategy, and meticulous attention.

From the moment you walk through our doors, we make sure you’re surrounded by a team trained to support your wellness journey – and not just the doctors and therapists. Everyone you meet is ready to help with understanding and compassion. Our treatments are carefully planned but always flexible, adapted to meet your unique needs and what you feel works best for you. After all, we want to make sure your path to well-being feels right for you, every step of the way.

Partnership With The Beck Institute

Our mission to bring more warmth and depth to mental health care led us straight to the Beck Institute. The Beck Institute is known worldwide for its groundbreaking work in mental health and quickly became our strategic partner. Together, we are implementing treatments that do more than just address symptoms – they build long-term resilience and empowerment.

As a result of our partnership with the Beck Institute, we’re embracing Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy (CT-R). CT-R is an approach that holds recovery as achievable for everyone, no matter the complexity of their challenges. A foundation of CT-R enriches our care by allowing us to focus on personal life visions and aspirations, rather than just managing symptom relief. With a bespoke curriculum from the Beck Institute tailored just for us, we’re ensuring every team member, from therapists to direct care staff, embodies this philosophy.

Comprehensive Care for Diverse Conditions

As a result of our partnership with the Beck Institute, we’re embracing Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy (CT-R). CT-R is an approach that holds recovery as achievable for everyone, no matter the complexity of their challenges. A foundation of CT-R enriches our care by allowing us to focus on personal life visions and aspirations, rather than just managing symptom relief. With a bespoke curriculum from the Beck Institute tailored just for us, we’re ensuring every team member, from therapists to direct care staff, embodies this philosophy.

We’re dedicated to making sure everyone gets the support and guidance they need to reach wellness, regardless of diagnosis.

Addressing Cause and Effect

To give mental health care that’s effective, it’s important to balance immediate symptom relief with understanding the deeper root causes. It’s like this: if anxiety has you feeling trapped at home, we’ll start with what you need to step outside. Maybe it’s techniques to calm your mind, like grounding exercises or structured routines to gradually rebuild your confidence in social spaces.

But we don’t stop there. While addressing distressing symptoms, we’ll also dive into the story behind them, exploring past experiences and beliefs that fuel your anxiety. Our ultimate goal is to ignite a sense of hope within you. We want you to have both coping skills for today’s challenges as well as insights to unravel the deeper issues.

Treatment Approaches

The journey to wellness is deeply personal. The therapies we mention here are just the beginning — we’re always ready to explore and adopt whatever methods best support your unique needs, and we believe in having staff or contractors trained in every evidence-based modality. We believe that flexibility and openness are key to finding the most effective path for each individual.

Here are just a few of the approaches and interventions we have in our treatment toolkit:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Known as the gold standard in research-proven mental health interventions, CBT helps individuals take control of thought patterns that fuel distressing mental health symptoms.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

DBT is a powerful tool for those struggling with emotional regulation, offering strategies for mindfulness, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. These techniques are particularly effective for those who experience intense emotions, freeing them to live life on their own terms.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR is a tremendously effective, clinically proven method for helping individuals process and heal from trauma. Using eye movements, this evidence-backed approach effectively reduces the emotional intensity of traumatic memories, paving the way for recovery and resilience.

Comprehensive Trauma Recovery (CTR)

Our CTR program offers a holistic approach to trauma recovery, integrating various modalities to address the complex needs of individuals affected by trauma. It’s about building resilience and empowerment, providing tools and support to navigate the path to healing.

Individual Therapy

Personalized and focused, individual therapy sessions are tailored to meet the specific needs of each client. This one-on-one approach allows for deep exploration and targeted interventions, facilitating personal growth and resolution in a safe and supportive therapeutic relationship.

Group Therapy

Group therapy offers the chance to heal through shared experiences. Groups provide space to build connections, learn from others facing similar challenges, and develop new coping strategies within a supportive community setting.

Why Choose Us

Choosing AMFM for your mental health journey means opting for a path that treats you, not your diagnosis.

We can help with a wide range of concerns, so whether you’re navigating anxiety, depression, trauma, or any other mental health challenge, you receive tailored, proven treatments. And although we come equipped with strong evidence-based interventions, we’re ready to adapt and incorporate new methods according to your specific healing needs.

Our collaboration with the Beck Institute means that we use a care framework that sees recovery as attainable for everyone, no matter the complexity of your challenges or how long you’ve struggled.

Here, you’ll find empathy, expertise, and a deep commitment to your well-being in every aspect of your care. AMFM is more than just mental health treatment: it’s a source of hope and empowerment as you begin living the life you want.