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TYPES OF THERAPY

Are you confused about what is ACT, CBT, or DBT? You are not alone. They are acronyms for types of therapy. We created a quick guide to most of the therapy types we practice at Blooming Wellness Psychotherapy, Inc.

 

ACCEPTANCE COMMITMENT THERAPY (ACT)

  • An approach focusing on accepting how things are and committing to changing behaviors

  • Helps with folks struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive behaviors, and more

CLIENT-CENTERED/HUMANISTIC THERAPY

  • A non-directive approach emphasizing unconditional positive regard for the client

  • Helps with relationship concerns, grief/loss, life transitions, and self-exploration

COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY (CBT)

  • An approach examining thoughts, feelings, and behaviors

  • Helps with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, fears, disordered eating, and more

COMPASSION-FOCUSED THERAPY

  • An approach focusing on increasing self-compassion, so you can respond to your suffering with more kindness, care, and support

  • Helps with anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, and grief

DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOR THERAPY (DBT)

  • An approach including skills on mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, interpersonal effectiveness as well as the concepts of radical acceptance and wise mind

  • Helps with depression, disordered eating, bipolar, trauma, borderline personality, and substance abuse

MINDFULNESS BASED STRESS REDUCTION (MBSR)

  • An approach focusing on skills of mindfulness, present moment awareness, and nonjudgement to help with reducing stress

  • Helps with depression, anxiety, and emotional attunement

PSYCHODYNAMIC THERAPY

  • An interpersonal therapy looking at current relationship patterns and how it contributes to current problems/distress with the overall goal of creating new understanding and relationship experiences

  • Helps with a variety of issues, focusing mainly on relational patterns

SOLUTION-FOCUSED THERAPY

  • A psychotherapeutic approach identifying your strengths while focusing on exploring problem situations to find the solutions

  • Helps with a variety of concerns and can be situation-based

TRAUMA-INFORMED THERAPY

  • An informed healthcare approach, where providers are aware and sensitive to the client's history of trauma with the goal of preventing additional trauma

  • Usually used in conjunction with other approaches with an awareness of trauma history

EYE MOVEMENT DESENSITIZATION REPROCESSING (EMDR) TECHNIQUES

  • A psychotherapy treatment used to help people struggling with traumas or other distressing experiences 

    • It focuses on how the brain has the natural ability to recover and uses eye movement to help facilitate the processing of traumatic memories to enable the brain to heal itself

  • Helps mainly with trauma and has shown to be helpful in other areas, such as anxiety, disordered eating, and addictions

GOTTMAN METHOD COUPLES THERAPY LEVEL 1

  • A research-based psychotherapeutic approach helping couples learn about managing conflicts, deepening the foundational friendship/intimacy, and sharing life purpose/dreams together

  • Typically used with couples and related relational concerns

We hope this quick guide is helpful to you. If you choose to continue your mental health journey with us, we are collaborative and integrative in our approach. We can discuss what types of therapies might be better suited for you in session.