Types of Therapy

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    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

    A form of therapy aimed at helping you develop skills to change patterns of thought and behavior that are causing you distress and creating difficulty in your day-to-day life.

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    Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

    This is like CBT, with the addition of a specific set of skills: mindfulness (staying present in the moment) distress tolerance (the ability to handle stress and pain in tough situations without trying to change it) emotional regulation (how to change feelings that are uncomfortable or upsetting without reaching for something outside of yourself to do it) and interpersonal effectiveness (how to ask for what you want and communicate effectively while maintaining healthy relationships with others).

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    Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

    Another form of therapy used to treat PTSD by helping your brain and your body process the actual traumatic memories and all of the physical and emotional sensations associated with that memory to find relief. When we talk about “skills” we talk about the ability to do something well, and of course, a skill has to be learned and practiced. Soon enough, it becomes a natural part of who you are and what you do, which is pretty awesome. The original definition of skill means “to make a difference.”

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    Individual Therapy

    Sometimes called psychotherapy or counseling, Individual Therapy is a process through which clients work one on one with a trained therapist in a safe, caring and confidential environment – to explore their feelings, beliefs, or behaviors, work through challenging or influential memories, identify aspects of their lives that they would like to change, better understand themselves and others, set personal goals, and work toward desired change * The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

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    Group Therapy

    A method for helping people with mental or emotional problems by having them discuss their problems together in a group.

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    Psychoanalysis

    A method of psychiatric therapy originated from Sigmund Freud in which free association, dream interpretation, and analysis of resistance and transference are used to explore repressed or unconscious impulses, anxieties and internal conflicts.

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    Faith based Therapy

    Faith-based counselors vary in amount of religious training and psychological expertise. It is a Biblical model of therapy based on the dynamics of beliefs, choices, and faith. Some may feel most comfortable seeking help outside the traditional psychological profession because mental health professionals tend to be less religious than the general population.

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    Counseling

    Counseling is defined as a type of psychology and therapy focused on typical and normal developmental issues as it applies to the human experience. Many people assume that psychology, therapy, and counseling are all the same, and they all have to do with crazy people. That is one of the assumptions I hope to challenge. Counseling focuses on normal issues that come with development – issues where a simple hand or leg up would resolve the issue before it became a problem. This includes but is not limited to:

    • Career counseling
    • Family counseling
    • Individual counseling
    • Organizational counseling
    • Grief counseling

    * Study.com