Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) focuses on the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of an individual. CBT is used to help individuals identify and change negative patterns of thinking and behavior that are causing problems in their lives.
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is a specific type of cognitive-behavioral therapy that is used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). CPT is based on the idea that the way individuals think about and process traumatic events can impact their psychological well-being.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a form of cognitive-behavioral therapy that focuses on helping individuals develop skills to manage their emotions, improve their relationships, and cope with distressing situations.
Somatic therapy focuses on the connection between the mind and the body. It aims to help individuals address physical symptoms that are rooted in emotional or psychological issues.
Can be used to treat a range of conditions, including chronic pain, anxiety, depression, trauma, and stress-related disorders.
Practitioners help individuals become more aware of their physical sensations and develop a deeper connection with their bodies.
Employs techniques such as breathing exercises, movement therapy, and body-centered mindfulness practices.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is used to treat individuals who have experienced trauma or other distressing events. It is based on the idea that negative experiences can become "stuck" in the brain and can cause ongoing psychological distress
During EMDR therapy, individuals recall a traumatic event while the therapist guides them through bilateral stimulation, such as eye movements, tapping, or sounds.
EMDR is believed to help the individual process and integrate the traumatic memories, leading to reduced symptoms of distress and improved overall well-being.
EMDR has been found to be effective in treating conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, and other trauma-related disorders.
Exposure Response Therapy (ERP)
Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) is a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy that is used to treat individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related anxiety disorders. ERP is based on the idea that people with OCD often engage in compulsive behaviors as a way to reduce anxiety caused by intrusive, obsessive thoughts.
During ERP, the therapist helps the individual identify their triggers and create a hierarchy of situations or objects that trigger their anxiety. The individual is then gradually exposed to these triggers while learning coping strategies to manage their anxiety without engaging in compulsive behaviors.
Expressive therapies are a group of psychotherapy techniques that involve the use of creative arts, such as music, dance, art, and drama, to help individuals explore and process their emotions, thoughts, and experiences. These therapies aim to promote personal growth and healing and can be used to treat a range of mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationship issues. Expressive therapies can help individuals express themselves in new and unique ways, and can foster greater self-awareness and insight.
Expressive therapies are often used in combination with traditional talk therapies for a more holistic approach to mental health treatment.