Therapeutic Approach Explained
Therapists who practice under this approach are usually eclectically trained. They use a multi-faceted approach and use different interventions from all theories that make most sense to the presenting concern and that fit the clinical profile of their client. It is more of an individualized approach whereby the therapist is not committed to using only one approach alone.
Therapists who practice holistically tend to look at you as a whole person. This means they are not treating your mind alone, however taking into account other factors that may be affecting your psychological health, such as what you eat, how well you sleep, your daily activity levels, your current health condition (etc.) is important to your work together.
Expect your therapist to be more engaging, and focus more on building a therapeutic alliance with you. The therapeutic relationship is important for your work together. Your therapist works on creating a safety net in the therapy room and helps you achieve congruence with different facets of yourself, thereby promoting self-acceptance.
This approach addresses psychological issues within the clients cultural context taking into consideration factors affecting racial, ethnic and other minorities. The client develops a healthy ethnic and cultural self-image- moving towards self-acceptance and improved self-esteem.
Trauma Informed Approach
Therapeutic Orientation Explained
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Behaviorists take on a more direct approach to their clients presenting problems. They focus on making changes to the environment in addition to targeting distressing thoughts and feelings.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy