Treatment Approaches

Inference-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

The central tenet of Inference-based Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (I-CBT), an evidence-based treatment, is that obsessions are out-of-the-ordinary doubts or inferences about what “could be” or “might be” (for example, “I might have left the stove on,” “I might be contaminated,” or “I might be a deviant”) Source: Frederick Aardema (2023). What is I-CBT? Retrieved from

Exposure Response Prevention Therapy (ERP)

Exposure Response Prevention, commonly referred to as ERP, is a therapy that encourages you to face your fears and let obsessive thoughts occur without ‘putting them right’ or ‘neutralizing’ them with compulsions

Neuroaffirming Care

At Zen Psychological Center, we are deeply committed to providing exclusively neuroaffirming care. Our approach is rooted in the fundamental belief that understanding and supporting the unique perspectives and experiences of neurodivergent individuals are essential for effective therapy.


Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a distinguished psychotherapy technique designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories. EMDR therapy is a highly effective treatment modality for individuals grappling with the aftermath of traumatic experiences.


Brainspotting therapy is an innovative and advanced brain-body treatment method focused on addressing trauma, mental health imbalances, and residual emotional issues. It operates on the principle that the position of the eyes can connect to and help access unprocessed trauma stored in the brain.

Comprehensive Behavioral (ComB)/ Habit Reversal Training

ComB It is one of the leading cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) approaches to treating BFRBs, by identifying the function of the target behavior (e.g. hair-pulling or skin-picking) and creating a targeted replacement for it.


Mindfulness is the ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we are doing, and not unduly reactive or overwhelmed by what is happening around us

The Unified Treatment

This treatment program is designed to address any type of eating disorder along with the other emotional problems that people with eating disorders also commonly experience.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

You will learn to recognize that your deeper emotions are normal reactions to certain circumstances and shouldn’t stand in the way of you moving on in life rather than ignoring, denying, and struggling with them.

Internal Family Systems (IFS)

Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy is a progressive and evidence-based approach to psychotherapy that explores the multifaceted aspects of an individual’s psyche. IFS posits that the mind is made up of multiple sub-personalities, or “parts,” each with its distinct viewpoints, emotions, and memories.

Polyvagal Theory

Polyvagal Theory, developed by Dr. Stephen W. Porges, offers a groundbreaking perspective on the autonomic nervous system’s role in regulating our emotional and physiological states. It distinguishes between two branches of the vagus nerve within the parasympathetic nervous system, proposing a hierarchical organization of our biological responses to stress and social interaction.