Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a common type of talk therapy (psychotherapy). You work with a mental health counselor (psychotherapist or therapist) in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. CBT helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way.
Solution focused therapy (SFT) is a goal-directed collaborative approach to psychotherapeutic change that is conducted through direct observation of clients' responses to a series of precisely constructed questions.
Humanistic Therapy is a style of therapy that emphasizes the basic goodness of human beings and their drive for creativity and self-actualization. With its roots heavily in phenomenological and existential thought, it was pioneered by Abraham Maslow and Carl Rogers who broke with the earlier psychological thinkers like Freud and Skinner whom they felt were overly pessimistic about human nature.
Structural Family Therapy
Structural Family Therapy is a family psychotherapy that gives a modus for analytical approach to family problems that goes from the assumption that family problems are due to low and bad structure in family relations; also called structural therapy.
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy is designed to help people who suffer repeated bouts of depression and chronic unhappiness. It combines the ideas of cognitive therapy with meditative practices and attitudes based on the cultivation of mindfulness. The heart of this work lies in becoming acquainted with the modes of mind that often characterize mood disorders while simultaneously learning to develop a new relationship to them.
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a patient-centered counseling approach used during a clinical visit. It can be briefly integrated into patient encounters and is designed to promote clarity and open communication while enhancing motivation to change behavior and clarify decisions among patients who are confused and not ready to change. MI is not just a series of techniques, but a spirit of collaboration and evoking of personal resources, while respecting the autonomy and personal freedom of choice.
Psychodynamic Therapy is a therapeutic approach that assumes dysfunctional or unwanted behavior is caused by unconscious, internal conflicts and focuses on gaining insight into these motivations.
Trauma informed and Trauma Specific Therapy
Trauma informed and Trauma Specific Therapy according to SAMHSA’s concept of a trauma-informed approach, “A program, organization, or system that is trauma-informed:
1. Realizes the widespread impact of trauma and understands potential paths for recovery;
2. Recognizes the signs and symptoms of trauma in clients, families, staff, and others involved with the system;
3. Responds by fully integrating knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures, and practices; and
Seeks to actively resist re-traumatization."
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a therapy designed to help people change patterns of behavior that are not helpful, such as self-harm, suicidal thinking, and substance abuse.