The following is a list and very brief description of the types of therapy I’m likely to use during a session. I may use one or multiple depending on what is the best fit for the client and the issue we are working towards resolving. Though these are the 4 most common theories I use, I may introduce other modalities into a session if I assess it to be necessary.
- Process Oriented Therapy-Creating awareness of the flow of events and pay attention to signals in the body and the environment, we can bring relief, resolution and change to everyday life of individuals and their relationships. Together, by following the “process” in individual and group experiences, we can find unexpected resolutions to personal and collective issues. The basic idea is that the process (that is, deep feelings, thoughts, signals, and events) show the way.
- Solution Focused Therapy-As the name suggests, it is about being brief and focused on solutions, rather than the problems. When there is a problem, we focus on solutions that would bring about realistic, reasonable relief as quickly as possible.This approach is for problems that do not happen all the time for you. By focusing on successful steps to alleviate the issue, you can bring positive change into your awareness and improve your life.
- Psychodynamic Therapy- By focusing on the early life experiences, we gain an understanding into your thought patterns, emotional reactions, and firmly held beliefs. By recognizing long held patterns, we can begin to develop new strategies to change those patterns and the way you interact with others.
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy- Based on the idea that our thoughts cause our feelings and behaviors. If we can change the way you think, we can change the way you act and consequently, the way you feel. This therapy is often brief and very directive with homework assignments and structured learning.