The Different Types of Counseling

Therapy, also called Counseling, can be a powerful vehicle for personal transformation. By speaking with a trained therapist in a safe and confidential environment, a person has the opportunity to explore their inner world and gain an understanding of their behaviors. It might be helpful for me to also explain that in modern times, the terms psychotherapy, therapy, and counseling are all used interchangeably. Hopefully that clears up any confusion about these term.

Research has now shown that individual therapy can be highly effective at improving the symptoms of a wide range of mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and OCD. It can also be beneficial for families, couples and groups. Individual counseling not only helps the individual, it can help change stuck family systems and improve relationships.

At Bozeman Counseling Center we have trained therapist who utilize a wide variety of therapy approaches to help clients with Anxiety, ADHD, Relationship Issues, Trauma, and much more.

More and more people are embracing the potential of counseling in their life, but many are confused which is the right type for them. The following are some examples of the different types of therapy we use at Bozeman Counseling Center, to give you a better idea of your options:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of the most used modalities in therapy. CBT is effective because it looks at the relationship between an individual’s thoughts, feelings and behaviors. It is a very empowering form of therapy and works on a variety of issues such as depression, anxiety disorders, and ADHD.

Eye Movement Desensitization And Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR) has been used successfully for decades to treat PTSD. EMDR works by reducing the emotional distress that has been stored away in the brain from past traumas. 

In each EMDR session, a trained therapist assists their client in performing a series of back and forth repetitive eye movements that essentially find the lingering traumatic emotions and disarm them.

Interpersonal Therapy

Interpersonal therapy focuses on improving the relationships an individual has with others. In these sessions the trained therapist helps their client evaluate their social interactions to recognize any negative patterns. Patterns can include social isolation and aggression. The goal is for the person to learn strategies for interacting positively with others.

This is by no means an exhaustive list of types of therapy. But if you are interested in learning more about counseling and would like to explore options, we would be happy to speak with you. Please feel free to give Bozeman Counseling Center a call!

SOURCES:

https://www.nami.org/About-Mental-Illness/Treatments/Psychotherapy

https://psychcentral.com/lib/types-of-psychotherapy

https://positivepsychology.com/types-of-therapies/