Breakthrough’s Concierge Therapy Treatment Model

Our approach to therapeutic treatment is different than others. We offer individually-tailored, holistic therapy to meet the needs of our clients and their families. We believe that the best way to meet the needs of our clients is to not only provide evidence-based interventions, tools, and skills during therapy sessions, but to also be available to implement the treatment at home and at school, where the issues are coming up.

If needed, Breakthrough therapists work as a team to deliver therapy that works for you and your family. We have specialists that will come to your home to assist with implementing our interventions. We also provide support coordinating with schools, whether it be during a school assessment, IEP/504 Plan meeting or managing therapeutic services in the school setting.

We also make it our priority to be available and accessible to our clients. When you initially reach out to us, we make it a priority to respond within 24 hours to schedule your first phone consultation or appointment. We also offer same day appointments for current clients that are in crisis.


Your therapist will individualize your therapeutic experience based on what is important to you and your family. Our clients and/or their parents receive direct access to their therapist, whether it is for scheduling or crisis intervention services, your therapist will answer your calls and emails promptly and personally. Therapists at Breakthrough specialize in evidence-based trauma-informed therapies, such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Functional Family Therapy (FFT), Family Systems Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Breakthrough therapists are specifically trained in these treatment modalities and continue to receive ongoing training to ensure that your family receives the most up-to-date, science-based and customized interventions. Therapist at Breakthrough take a multidisciplinary approach by working with outside professionals, such as psychiatrists, medical providers, and schools. Each therapist has extensive experience participating in 504/IEP meetings to support your child’s academic needs. The treatment model at Breakthrough ensures that each individual reaches their fullest potential by receiving personalized support tailored to their specific needs.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based treatment that helps individuals with high sensitivity and quick reactivity to emotional situations. Individuals who would benefit from this therapy may react to emotional situations with ineffective or extreme responses, and often require longer periods of time to return back to their baseline emotional state.  This may feel like an emotional roller coaster or constant state of crisis leaving them feeling out of control and hopeless. The group emphasizes mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness, while supporting accountability and skill generalization to help individuals manage barriers to living meaningful lives.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) transforms an individual’s ways of thinking and behaving that stand in the way of how they would like to live their life. The foundation of CBT is that thoughts affect emotions, and emotions affect behavior. The goal of CBT is to shift negative thought patterns to more positive thinking, leading to positive emotions, and thus to positive behaviors.

Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT)

Comprehensive Behavioral Interventions for Tics (CBIT) is non-pharmacological intervention for tic management that consists training the individual to be more aware of tics, training the individual to do competing behavior when they feel the urge to tic, and making changes to day-to-day activities in ways that can be helpful in reducing tics.

Functional Family Therapy (FFT)

Functional Family Therapy (FFT) is an evidence-based model that involves family members in identifying and addressing risk and protective factors both within and outside the family. FFT assesses the family dynamics that have contributed to the child’s behavior, modifies strained family communication, improves parenting skills, and supports positive reinforcement within community contexts and relationships.

Exposure and Response Prevention therapy (ERP)

Exposure and Response Prevention therapy (ERP) helps individuals learn to tolerate distressing thoughts or physical sensations and live out a meaningful life despite their anxiety.  The exposure component of ERP refers to practicing confronting the thoughts, images, objects, and situations that lead to anxiety and/or obsessions. The response prevention part refers to making a choice not to do the compulsive behavior once the anxiety or obsessions have been “triggered.” All of this is done with the guidance of a Breakthrough therapist who will work with you to develop a plan for the exposures and support you through confronting the situation to retrain your brain to no longer see the object of the obsession as a threat.

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is a type of psychotherapy that emphasizes acceptance to deal with negative thoughts, feelings, symptoms, or circumstances. ACT therapy encourages increased commitment to healthy, constructive activities that uphold your values or goals.  It encourages a person to mindfully participate in activities that uphold their core beliefs and values.