Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, or CBT is an action-oriented style of therapy that assumes that assumes that faulty or"crooked" thinking patterns cause maladaptive behavior and negative emotions. Treatment focuses on changing an individual's thoughts(cognitions) in order to change his or her behavior and emotional state.
Suppose a friend complements you on your appearance. If you think, "that was nice of her. I thought i looked pretty today," you'll probably feel happy. On the other hand, if you think, "She's just saying that to be nice," you're likely to feel sad and resentful.
Since your thoughts influence your feelings, persistent patterns of negative thinking can cause emotional and psychological problems.
A therapist will help you identify your thoughts and explore how they impact your feelings. Eventually, you will learn to replace negative thoughts with more helpful ones.
Psychodynamic Therapy is built on many of the same ideas and techniques as psychoanalysis, but is typically delivered in a less-intensive and time-limited format. It helps people understand the roots of emotional distress, often by exploring unconscious motives, needs and defenses.
Systems Theory is an approach that views things systemically which aims at getting to know the client in a context which includes each and every part of their lives. This includes exploring areas that involve family, relationships, career, education. community, culture, spirit, sexuality and physical/health issues.
Behavior Modification: Uses techniques, such as relaxation training, biofeedback, positive reinforcement and altering triggers to teach new substitute behaviors. The emphasis is on altering outward behavior rather than the resolution of early childhood events.
Motivational Interviewing assists clients in thinking through the consequences of his or her behaviors. A therapist will help clients see the gap between the life they would like to live and the one they are living right now. A therapist hopes to increase a client's sense of motivation and desire to change.
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