Mental health therapy goes by many names such as counseling, psychotherapy, or talk therapy. No matter what you call it, therapy is a way to help people with a wide variety of mental illnesses and emotional difficulties.
In addition to eliminating or controlling troubling symptoms, mental health therapy can increase well-being and healing.
Several problems can be addressed through therapy including:
- Difficulties in coping with everyday life.
- Managing the impact of trauma, grief, or specific mental disorders, like depression or anxiety.
- Processing sudden life changes (ex. chronic or acute medical illness, divorce, or infidelity).
- Understand grief due to expected or unexpected loss of a loved one.
Therapy is highly individualized and depending on your style of understanding and needs different tools are used.
Some therapeutic tools I use include:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (explores the connection between thoughts emotions and behavior).
- Dialectical behavioral therapy (helps with interpersonal, emotional regulation, and distress tolerance skills).
- Cognitive process therapy (for trauma and anger management).
- Solution focused brief therapy (for those who feel they can benefit from short-term therapy usually 6 to 8 sessions).
- Interpersonal therapy (focuses on improving relationships and express emotions in healthy ways).