THERAPEUTIC APPROACHES

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CBT: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a time limited problem-oriented therapeutic approach that emphasizes the connection between thoughts and behavior. The goal of CBT is to assist the client to learn to recognize negative patterns of thinking, evaluate the validity of those thoughts and replace the negative thoughts with new and healthier ways of thinking.

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Talk Therapy

Talk therapy is a therapeutic intervention that identifies negative thoughts and feelings and allows for the incorporation of positive changes into your life. Talk therapy can help you deal with specific problems, cope with different crises, improve relationships and develop new strategies for a healthier lifestyle. Talk therapy is usually takes place once a week, as a regular commitment to therapy improves the outcomes of therapy. In talk therapy, an exploration of thoughts and feelings are explored, as well as the effects that these thoughts and feeling have on your behavior and/or mood. Through the process of “talking” about your problems, issues, and life events you will gain insight about personal life issue and incorporate positive changes. Talk therapy can help you take control of your life and improve your self-confidence.

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Interpersonal Therapy

Interpersonal Therapy focuses on interpersonal relationships and the improvement of communication patterns and relationships with people in your life. Interpersonal Therapy helps you identify your emotions and the cause or root of your emotions. Once you are able to identify the root of your emotions, techniques will focus on the expressions of your emotions in healthier and more adaptive ways. Interpersonal Therapy will also allow you to modify expectations and beliefs about personal relationships as you gain a better understanding about your past relationships.

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Psychodynamic Therapy

Psychodynamic Therapy focuses on addressing the foundation and formation of psychological processes in order to alleviate a client's symptoms and improve overall life satisfaction. Psychodynamic Therapy works with individuals to review emotions, thoughts, and early-life experiences and cognitions in order to gain insight on how a client's past has an effect on present day problems. The psychodynamic process evaluates patterns that have developed over time and helps in the recognization of recurring patterns in order to help the client work through problems related to how they approach situations and the world. The psychodynamic process works with the client to take steps to change patterns, such as negative coping mechanisms or avoidance behaviors.

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Solution-Focused Therapy

Solution Focused Brief Therapy is a goal oriented therapeutic approach that is solution-focused in terms of targeting a desired outcome for therapy, rather than focusing on the symptoms or the issues. Solution Focused Brief Therapy is focused on the present and future circumstances and goals, rather than the past. The role of the therapist is to encourage the client to focus on the future and collaboratively develop a series of steps to achieve these goals. Solution Focused Brief Therapy is focused on developing a vision for the client's future and then determining the skills, resources and abilities that must be completed or achieved in order to attain the desired goal or outcome. The therapist is responsible for assisting the client clarify their goals in order to achieve success.