Psychotherapy is healing practice used to help a variety of people address a wide range of emotional and mental difficulties. These issues can include the death of a loved one, impact of trauma, anxiety, depression, and coping with daily life. There are many different psychotherapeutic techniques that can prove beneficial, depending on your needs:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
This therapy focuses on helping clients identify and understand their thinking
patterns. Your therapist will first work with you to understand what thoughts and behaviors are harmful to you. Once you’re able to identify those thoughts and behaviors, your therapist will help create a plan of action to change your behavior and any harmful thoughts you may have.
Clients will benefit from having an outside, unbiased party be truthful in identifying problems they have, as well as have the opportunity to experience a therapist’s specially-trained methods of resolution.
Interpersonal therapy is a short-term form of therapy that focuses on problems with interpersonal issues. These can include conflicts with others, changes in
social or work roles, or problems relating with others. Clients who have trouble connecting with others will benefit from this therapy.
Other benefits include learning healthy self-expression, improved communication with others, and depression relief.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
This form of counseling is used to regulate emotions. Clients will work with therapists to learn new skills that will help them take responsibility for their own actions and behaviors. It helps empower individuals to change unhealthy behaviors on their own merit. This therapy is commonly used to treat personality disorders, eating disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The foundational idea behind this type of therapy is that childhood memories,
unconscious thoughts, and inappropriate notions influence our thoughts, behaviors, and mental well-being. The therapist works with the client to become more self-aware and understand exactly how these negative childhood experiences have shaped their present day dysfunctional emotions, thoughts, and feelings.
Clients will become more intuitive and in sync with themselves in understanding what behaviors are toxic to their progression, and begin to make better choices.
This therapy helps clients with mental conditions develop their own resources through guidance and encouragement. Clients can benefit through increased self-esteem, reduced anxiety, strengthened coping mechanisms, and improved social functioning.
These different forms of therapy can be conducted in an individual, couple, family or group setting, depending on what your psychotherapist recommends. Treatment can be short- or long-term depending on your needs and are typically held on a weekly basis.
Still unsure about what to expect from psychotherapy sessions? Don’t worry! Dr. Steven Farmer is a renowned, licensed psychotherapist with many years of experience in the field. He will ensure that you have the best experience possible and help you fully understand what the benefits of psychotherapy are.
Dr. Farmer’s “spirit-meet-science” approach gives him the ability to utilize a wide range of therapeutic tactics and build a personal plan that is catered to your individual needs.