What Type of Therapy is Right for You?

What Type of Therapy is Right for You?

When you think of therapy you might envision laying on a couch having to blab your deepest, darkest secrets in front of a therapist that you do not even really know. While that old-school version still works for some people, the great news is that the therapy field has had important advancements to help different types of disorders get analyzed for necessary healing. The techniques that are used today in therapy have been influential for many people that need them.

Cognitive Therapy

Therapy is used to change the negative way a client views themselves and the world around them. Changing their thought process, behavior that follows their thoughts, and how they respond to the negative stimuli is restructured by identifying any distress that has unfolded. The therapist acts as a guide through their client’s internal pain to provide relief from the anguish. The main focus of cognitive therapy is to provide a different outlet to change the person’s mood and outlook to be more conducive to their life expectations.

Behavioral Therapy

This type of therapy should be used under the complete care of a trained health care professional. There is criticism that is involved with this type of therapy although it works for some people. Using shock therapy to avert someone from doing an undesirable behavior or “flooding” someone with their biggest fears can be instrumental to cease their behavior, however it tends to do more harm than good in many circumstances.

Humanistic Therapy

Staying in present time is the goal of humanistic therapy while focusing on the how a client’s individual feelings can help them to gain an understanding in their meaning of life. Having a healthier relationship with themselves can be instrumental to having a subjective existence to guide them through what behavior best works for them.

Holistic Therapy

People that have lost faith in conventional medicine have turned to the natural and alternative methods that holistic therapy has to offer. Concentrating on maintaining the person’s natural balance of the body, mind, and soul will encourage organic healing. What makes holistic therapy so innovative is that there are many different types of holistic therapy for different needs. Yoga, art therapy, equestrian therapy, and mindfulness are just a few that can cater to someone’s individualistic needs.

Finding the right kind of therapy is important to long-term recovery. Most people cringe at the thought of therapy even though it has a proven rate of providing the necessary healing that one needs to keep going.

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