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TYPES OF THERAPIES

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Rogerian therapy

Rogerian therapy, developed by Carl Rogers, centers on the client as the expert on their experiences. Therapists provide unconditional positive regard, empathy, and genuineness to create a safe, client-centered environment. The goal is to foster self-awareness and self-actualization, allowing clients to explore their thoughts and emotions for personal growth.

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Existential therapy

Existential Therapy: Philosophical Exploration

Existential therapy addresses profound questions about life, such as meaning, purpose, and identity. Therapists help clients embrace personal responsibility for their choices in navigating life's complexities.

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Nonviolent Communication (NVC)

NVC (Nonviolent Communication): A communication and conflict resolution method emphasizing feelings and needs to foster empathetic and respectful communication, reduce conflict, and build connections.

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EMDR therapy

EMDR Therapy: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy focuses on reducing the emotional impact of traumatic memories.

  • Phase 1: History-taking

  • Phase 2: Preparing the client

  • Phase 3: Assessing the target memory

  • Phases 4-7: Processing the memory to adaptive resolution

  • Phase 8: Evaluating treatment results

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ACT therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a mindfulness-based therapeutic approach that encourages individuals to be present in the moment and accept their thoughts and feelings without judgment. Its primary objective is to facilitate personal growth and help individuals move forward by learning to manage difficult emotions and focusing on healing rather than dwelling on negativity.

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Gestalt therapy

Gestalt therapy increases a person's awareness, freedom, and self-direction.

 

The focus is on the present moment rather than past experiences.

 

The main goal is to teach you to become aware of significant sensations internally and externally so that you can respond fully and reasonably to situations.

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Prolonged exposure (PE)

Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) is a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) designed to treat trauma-related conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It involves gradually confronting and processing traumatic memories and situations, typically over a limited timeframe of 8 to 15 weekly sessions within three months. This therapeutic approach aims to reduce the distress associated with traumatic experiences and help individuals regain control over their lives.

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Schema therapy

Schema therapy is a therapeutic approach that integrates elements from various methods to help individuals manage their emotional needs by addressing and healing mental schemas, emotional memories, and cognitive patterns.

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CBT

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a structured and goal-oriented therapeutic approach designed to assist individuals in identifying, questioning, and modifying their thoughts, attitudes, and beliefs that contribute to unhelpful emotional and behavioral reactions.

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Feminist therapy

feminist therapy is a gender-sensitive approach that examines how societal norms, biases, and discrimination can impact mental health. It aims to empower individuals to navigate these challenges, develop a strong sense of self, and live authentically in a world that may not always be affirming of their gender identity or expression.

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Trans-Affirmative Therapy

Affirmative Therapy is an approach that supports LGBTQ identities and relationships while addressing the impact of discrimination. It aims to provide validation, education, and empowerment to LGBTQ individuals.

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Focusing therapy

Focusing therapy (by Eugene Gendlin),  works to help you gain awareness into bodily felt sense and experience what is difficult to describe in a concrete way.

 

The body holds information, and can hold trauma, we can access this information resulting in a shift of healing

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Sandplay

Sandplay is a therapeutic technique that provides a nonverbal and symbolic means for individuals to explore and express their inner thoughts, emotions, and conflicts. It involves the use of a shallow container filled with sand, where clients create miniature landscapes or scenes by placing various objects or figures in the sand. These objects often represent different aspects of the individual's inner world, including their experiences, struggles, aspirations, and emotions.

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Sex therapy

Sex therapy is a specialized form of psychotherapy addressing emotional, physical, and relational issues affecting a person's sexual function, desire, and intimacy. It focuses on communication, education, and customized treatment plans in a judgment-free environment. Sex therapists assist individuals and couples in improving their sexual well-being, addressing concerns, and enhancing their overall quality of life. 

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Rogerian therapy is a form psychoanalysis developed by Carl Rogers (1902–1987).

Rogerian therapists place an emphasis on the client as the expert.

 

The therapist helps the client reach greater levels of self-awareness while striving towards self-actualization.

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Existential therapy takes a philosophical approach to therapy.

Existential therapy explores meaning, purpose in life, life and death, identity, freedom and responsibility, self-awareness and tension.

 

The therapist helps the client focus on personal responsibility for making decisions.

Communicating with Sign Languages

Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is an approach to improve communication. The focus is  increase empathy and improve the quality of life of those who utilize the method and the people around them.

Eyes Closed

A structured therapy that encourages the patient to hold a memory while simultaneously experiencing bilateral stimulation, ( eye movements, sound or pulsator), which can reduce the the vividness and emotion associated with the unhelpful memories.

 

EMDR therapy uses a structured eight-phase approach that includes:

  • Phase 1: History-taking

  • Phase 2: Preparing the client

  • Phase 3: Assessing the target memory

  • Phases 4-7: Processing the memory to adaptive resolution

  • Phase 8: Evaluating treatment results

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Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT therapy) is a mindful approach that helps you to  focused on the present moment and accept thoughts and feelings without judgment.

 

The aims is to help you move forward and learn to manage difficult emotions  and focus on healing instead of dwelling on the negative.

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Gestalt therapy increases a person's awareness, freedom, and self-direction.

 

The focus is on the present moment rather than past experiences.

 

The main goal is to teach you to become aware of significant sensations internally and externally so that you can respond fully and reasonably to situations.

Therapy Session

Prolonged exposure ( PE) uses cognitive behavioral therapy to help you to gradually approach trauma memories, feelings and situations through repetitive exposure. Prolonged exposure is provided within three months with weekly individual sessions, resulting in 8 to 15 sessions.

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Schema therapy brings together elements from cognitive behavioral therapy, attachment theory, Gestalt and experiential therapies.  

 

The goal is to help you manage your emotional needs by learning how to heal schemas (mental concepts), emotional memories, bodily sensations by changing the cognitive patterns connected to the schema.

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CBT is a structured problem-focused and goal oriented that is aimed to help you learn to identify, question and change your thoughts, attitudes and beliefs relate to the emotional and behavioral reactions that are unhelpful.

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Feminist therapy specializes in gender and examines stressors, biases, discrimination, and other areas that may affect mental health.

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Trans-Affirmative Therapy/ Affirmative Therapy is a therapeutic approach to therapy that embraces a positive view of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) identities and relationships.

 

The goal is to support, educate and addresses the negative influences that homophobia, transphobia, and heterosexism have on the lives of LGBTQ clients.

Psychotherapy Session

Focusing therapy (by Eugene Gendlin),  works to help you gain awareness into bodily felt sense and experience what is difficult to describe in a concrete way.

 

The body holds information, and can hold trauma, we can access this information resulting in a shift of healing

White Sand and Stone

Sandplay is a nonverbal, therapeutic intervention thay uses sand tray to create miniature objects or figures to create scenes of miniature worlds that reflect a person's inner thoughts, struggles, and concerns.

Couples Therapy

Sex Therapy  is a specialized form of psychotherapy that addresses emotional and physical  concerns affecting a person’s sexual function, drive, and/or desire for intimacy. 

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