Types of Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT):
CBT is a structured and goal-oriented approach that is based on the premise that our thoughts affect, impact and influence our feelings and behaviors. It is not the situation that causes us distress, but our thoughts about the situation. CBT involves identifying and changing biases and distortions in our thinking styles that reinforce negative feelings and behaviors. If you can change the way you think, then changes in your-emotions and behaviors will follow. There is often homework associated with
CBT to document thoughts and behaviors and to utilize for change.
Psychodynamic Therapy, also known as insight-oriented therapy, is rooted in psychoanalysis and aims to increase self-awareness about one’s past and how it influences present behavior and relationships. Psychodynamic Therapy includes self-reflection and examination, exploration of the dynamics of one’s family of origin, and the use of the relationship between the therapist and the client to gain insight into relationship patterns in a person’s life. These insights often lead to increased awareness of dysfunctional patterns in interpersonal relationships and/or behaviors which then allow for changes to a more satisfying life.