Learn about the various therapeutic techniques offered when seeking the support of a therapist and read about famous therapists in history.
Pets are often used in animal-assisted therapy where there is a specific goal or treatment plan, or in animal-assisted activities with special needs populations. Pets are often recommended to reduce loneliness, depression, and other emotional problems.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy
CBTis a useful therapy to assist with challenging our thoughts and finding new ways of thinking that are more functional. Here I offer an overview and a technique to try when your thoughts are challenging.
As therapy has evolved, many different types of effective therapy have been formulated. Here are some of the most common, how they work, and what they do.
Karen Horney—Psychoanalyst, Theorist, Writer
Karen Horney, pronounced HORN-eye, who lived from 1985 to 1952, was a prominent psychoanalyst who made significant contributions to the field of psychology—most notably, her theories of neurosis and her work in the areas of self-psychology and feminine psychology.
Mindfulness in Psychotherapy
Mindfulness is living and focusing on the present moment with full acceptance and no judgment. Approaching the world in a mindful way, we become better equipped to access healing thoughts and feelings that offer more appropriate responses than knee-jerk reactions arising out of fear.
Social Skills Training
Social skills training begins by breaking down complex social behaviors into smaller portions and arranging the behaviors in order of difficulty to gradually introduce them.
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When therapy is recommended some people believe they don't need it or they can handle their own problems. This article covers the basic definition of therapy, the benefits and knowing when you may need it.
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