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Based on attachment theory, this therapeutic approach explores how one’s childhood experiences and early bonds may impact their ability to form meaningful relationships later. Through exploring both past and current relationship dynamics, clients can begin to understand the significance of these relationships whilst also working to build new healthier ways of relating.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
CBT focuses on the relationship between our thought patterns, behaviors, and emotions. Learning to recognize unhelpful thoughts, as well as how our behaviors may reinforce them, are key elements to CBT. CBT emphasizes helping a client become their own therapist through the development of coping skills and insight.
This approach believes that emotions are strongly linked to identity and are often the foundation in how we behave and navigate the world. As such, avoiding or ignoring these emotions can have a negative impact on our lives. EFT seeks to resolve unpleasant emotions by identifying them, understanding them, and working with them.
Internal Family Systems Therapy
IFS understands internal conflict through identifying and addressing multiple subpersonalities or “parts” of the self. These parts may try to control and protect us from pain. IFS believes that no part is bad, however some may be maladaptive and ultimately hinder us in reaching our goals. IFS focuses on honoring and healing our wounded parts in order to find inner harmony.
Therapists who practice from a multicultural lens work to understand the difficulties of their clients within the context of their race, ethnicity, gender, and other cultural factors. Multicultural therapy considers the impact these factors have on a client’s mental health journey and allows for candidness in conversations regarding cultural identities.
Narrative therapy is a form of counseling that views people as separate from their problems and destructive behaviors. It believes in the power of perspective, and recognizes that changing the way we tell stories about ourselves and our lives can have a profound impact on how we navigate the world.
A non-directive approach to talk therapy, person-centered therapy believes the client is the expert of their lives and their experiences. Person-centered therapists allow the client to steer the direction of therapy while providing support and guidance in their journey towards insight and healing.
As the name suggests, solution-focused therapy focuses on goals and solutions to a client’s current problems. While the clinician does not offer explicit advice or answers to these problems, they help clients construct and carry out these solutions for themselves. This therapy focuses on self-development, growth, and responsibility.
Strengths-based therapy focuses on a client’s existing strengths, resources, and resilience when tackling problematic symptoms. Therapists working from this modality aim to empower clients to make choices with the belief that they already have within them the tools they need to promote their wellbeing.
Therapists working through a trauma-informed lens seek an awareness of the widespread impact trauma has on a client’s life experience and relationships. Rather than viewing trauma as a singular event, trauma-informed therapy believes the effects of trauma can touch various aspects of a client’s life such as perspective taking, world view, attachment, perceived agency, or power, etc. With this context, therapists can tailor their therapy to the client’s needs and goals.