Therapy comes in all shapes and sizes. What you struggle with and what you’re comfortable with will determine what type of therapy you might receive. Here are five types of therapy we offer.
Narrative therapy is exactly what it sounds like: it’s about helping a client put together their narrative and find their voice. By exploring past life experiences, clients can find meaning, observe themselves and others involved, and ultimately, put together the stories of their lives. This therapy helps those overwhelmed by negative experiences, emotions, or memories.
Emotionally-focused therapy looks at negative patterns in a relationship. These patterns can stem from betrayal, bitterness, coping with a life event, etc. Therapy is focused on creating a more secure bond and developing trust in the relationship. After expressing emotions in a real and healthy way, the client can learn how to change negative patterns in the future.
Somatic comes from the Greek word soma, which means “relating to the body as opposed to the mind.” Somatic therapy uses a body-centric approach to address negative experiences and emotions. According to Verywell Mind, “this therapy aims to help release how a physical body holds on to stress, tension, and trauma, rather than only resolving problems verbally.” In other words, it’s based on the idea that your body stores and exhibits trauma. Some of the body exercises can include breathwork, meditation, etc.
IFS (Internal Family Systems) Therapy
IFS therapy addresses multiple personalities or families with a client’s mental system. These sub-personalities try to protect the mind from wounded emotions and painful memories. The therapist will work with the client to understand the personalities and/or families, acknowledge negative memories, and address suppressed emotions.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive behavioral therapy is the most common type of therapy. These sessions are focused on becoming aware of negative thinking, viewing difficult situations clearly, learning effective behaviors, and managing emotions. The therapist will take a more objective role in this type of therapy.
We offer several types of therapy in order to find the best solution for you. Remember that you are not alone, and we are here to help. Contact us today to make your first appointment.