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  • Different Forms of Psychotherapy

    Psychotherapy (also known as “Talk Therapy”) can be a powerful vehicle for personal growth, transformation, and better self of the Self. When one works with a trained therapist in a safe and confidential environment, a person has the opportunity to explore their inner world, as well as gain an understanding of their behaviors, reach goals, and learn potentials.

    Research shows individual psychotherapy can be highly effective in improving a wide range of mental health issues, such as anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and more. Psychotherapy can also be beneficial for families, couples, and groups with varying struggles.

    More and more are embracing the aspect of incorporating psychotherapy in their life, but many feel stuck on which type of therapy they may need. Below are some common forms of psychotherapy that may help give a better idea of your options when working towards finding who is best for your needs:


    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is one of the most used modalities in therapy. CBT is effective, because it looks at the relationship between an individual’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It can be an empowering form of psychotherapy and works on a variety of issues, such as depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, depression, and schizophrenia.


    Eye Movement Desensitization And Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)

    Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) has been used successfully for decades to treat PTSD and trauma. EMDR works by reducing the emotional distress stored away in the brain from past traumas. In each EMDR session, a trained therapist assists their client in performing a series of back-and-forth, repetitive eye movements, essentially finding the lingering traumatic emotions and disarm them.


    Interpersonal Therapy

    Interpersonal therapy focuses on improving the relationships an individual has with others. In these sessions, the therapist helps their client evaluate their social interactions to recognize any negative patterns. The goal is to learn strategies for interacting positively with others.


    Humanistic Therapy

    Humanistic Therapy, also known as Humanism, focuses on a person’s individual nature. Therapists consider the whole person, and their positive characteristics, as well as potential for growth. They work together to bring forth and develop the individual’s ability to heal, feel fulfilled, and more.


    This is by no means an exhaustive list of types of psychotherapy; rather, an introductory to learning options out there! Enjoy the journey to healing.