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Which therapy is right for you?

 

 

Cognitive Behavioral therapy

(CBT)

 

 

Goals:help you learn how to identify and change destructive or disturbing thought patterns that have a negative influence on behavior and emotions

Methods:weekly individual sessions with workbook and homework

Duration:varies, usually at least 12 weeks

Uses:anxiety, phobia, OCD, depression, psychosis, trauma, disordered eating, addiction, anger, insomnia, hoarding, family issues and more

 

 

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

(DBT)

 

Goals:teach mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness in order to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in relationships

Methods:weekly individual & groups sessions, workbook with homework, optional phone coaching

Duration:6 to 12 months

Uses:Borderline Personality Disorder, Non-suicidal self-injurious behaviors, Depression, Bulimia, Bipolar disorder, PTSD, Substance use disorders – anyone with affective/emotional dysregulation

 

 

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

(ACT)

Goals:encourage people to embrace their thoughts and feelings rather than fighting or feeling guilty for them

Methods:weekly individual sessions with role playing and homework

Duration:varies, usually at least 12 weeks

Uses:depression, anxiety, work stress, parenting stress, quality of life, obsessive-compulsive disorder, chronic pain, psychosis, phobias, trichotillomania, substance abuse, smoking cessation, weight loss, type 2 diabetes, and more

 

 

 

 

 

PSychoDynamic Psychotherapy

 

 

 

GOals:enhance your self-awareness and foster understanding of your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs in relation to their past experience

Methods:weekly individual sessions exploring childhood experiences and working within the relationship with the therapist

Duration:ideally at least 1 year

Uses:variety of mental health disorders and personality disorders

 

 

 

 

 

Motivational Interviewing

 

Goals:empower you to become motivated to change behaviors that are preventing you from making healthier choices

Methods:individual sessions where therapist meets you where your are at in the process of change

Duration:variable from single 15 minute session to weekly hour long sessions lasting several weeks

Uses:substance use disorders, hoarding, medication adherence issues, engagement in treatment, managing chronic medical/mental conditions

 

 

 

 

 

Supportive THerapy

 

 

Goals:reduce symptoms and improve functioning and self-esteem

Methods:individual sessions where therapist will provide comfort, advise, encouragement and reassurance by listening

Duration:varies

Uses:everything - when you need help in how to deal with emotional distress and dysfunction

 

 

 

 

Interpersonal therapy

 

 

 

Goals:improve the quality of your relationships and social functioning to help reduce distress.

Methods:weekly individual sessions

Duration:brief, no more than 20 weeks

Uses:depression in setting of social isolation, disruptive life events, loss of loved one, conflict in relationships

 

 

 

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

(EMDR)

 
Goals:facilitate the accessing and processing of traumatic memories and other adverse life experiences to enable people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.
Methods:weekly individual sessions of client attending to emotionally disturbing material in brief sequential doses while simultaneously focusing on an external stimulus (therapist directed lateral eye movements).
Duration:brief, 6 to 12 sessions
Uses:Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Anxiety, Sexual and/or Physical Abuse, Panic Attacks, Performance Anxiety, Complicated Grief

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