Types of therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is one of the most recognized and utilized forms of therapy. Evidence suggests that CBT helps with depression, alcohol or drug use disorders, anxiety, eating disorders, marital problems and more. CBT helps people change their behaviors by identifying thought patterns, emotions and changing the participant’s perspective before they act.
Similarly, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a form of psychotherapy that aims to help individuals address conflicting interpersonal ideas. It is commonly used to help individuals struggling with personality disorders, suicidal ideation, relationship difficulties and addiction disorders. DBT focuses heavily on distress tolerance, emotional regulation, mindfulness and healthy communication.
Furthermore, Motivational Interviewing (MI) helps people struggling with insecurity to gain internal motivation and change their behavior. This form of counseling is a very practical and empathetic way to engage clients struggling with addiction disorders when used in conjunction with other forms of therapy.
Moreover, Eye Movement Desensitization And Reprocessing (EMDR) is very effective for individuals experiencing PTSD, depression, anxiety and other mental health conditions. This form of psychotherapy refocuses the traumatized individual in a safe environment to the images, thoughts, body sensations and emotions associated with one’s traumatic experiences. EMDR works by asking the patient to recall distressing images associated with their traumatic experience while engaging in bilateral stimulation such as rapid eye movement or tapping either side of one’s body.
Lastly, Experiential Therapy is an umbrella term used to describe therapeutic modalities that heal people through activities and other expressive tools to reenact past and present experiences in one’s life. Some examples of experiential therapy include working with animals, art, psychodrama and more.