Types of therapy used

Main types of therapy used

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
This therapy allows us to learn how our thoughts, behaviors, and feelings affect one another. By learning how to identify and notice our thoughts and behaviors, we can begin to question and challenge our unhelpful thoughts and behaviors that hold us back in life. In this way (over time and with lots of practice) our thinking can develop and change into having more helpful thoughts, and, in turn, our feelings will start to reflect this different way of thinking. We naturally start feeling better when we have thoughts that are more empathetic and supportive towards ourselves. CBT is especially helpful for anxiety, depression, and ADHD symptoms and is used with teens and adults.
Trauma-focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
This therapy is similar to regular CBT, except that processing and working through traumatic experiences is also involved. TF-CBT is used when treating PTSD, but a PTSD diagnosis is not necessary.
Behavioral Therapy
This therapy is helpful with children and parents to address behavioral problems including acting out, tantrums, and school refusal. It is also helpful with depression symptoms and self-harm behavior. Behavioral therapy also can provide additional tools and coping skills to help with managing overwhelming emotions and anxieties.
Psychodynamic Therapy
This therapy focuses on processing childhood relationships, traumas, and other emotional difficulties in order to better understand how one is currently struggling. The more we understand how we seem to attract the same difficulties in life, the more we can break free from chronic patterns in our lives.
LGBTQA+ Affirmative Therapy
This therapy supports and empowers individuals who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning, asexual, and non-binary. One goal is to provide a strong social support system to combat the hate and discrimination in every-day society. Empowering individuals to feel free to be themselves and to live authentically as they are is a crucial part of the therapy sessions.
Parent training and support
This therapy is used with parents who have children with behavioral problems or emotional difficulties. It can be so hard to know how to help your child who is struggling; it is heartbreaking to see your child in pain and to be unsure how to help your child. In therapy sessions, tools and skills will be discussed that will address your child’s unique struggles and needs.
Emotionally Focused Therapy
This type of therapy is usually used with couples, however it also is used with families and individuals. The focus is on attachment and the emotions involving being attached to someone including the joy of being connected and the sadness of feeling alone or isolated. By processing each individual’s attachment feelings, the more one can become clear about one’s needs and feelings to then express them with the person they love. Then, one can be more able to be supportive towards their partner or family member.
Attachment-based therapy
This therapy is similar to Emotional Focused therapy as it addresses attachment fears and longings. It is especially helpful for couples/marriage therapy, children with separation anxiety, and relationship difficulties. This therapy can address fears of abandonment and can help work towards healing past abandonment or hurtful relationship experiences.