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