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My Approach

Integrated Approach

In order to provide the best possible care for each individual client, I integrate various theories into my treatment plans. By taking into account different perspectives, I am able to custom-tailor my clients’ care in a way that meets their specific needs.

For example, I might use CBT with one client who is struggling with depression, another client might benefit more from a humanistic approach, which emphasizes empathy and understanding.

No single theory is right for every client, so it is important to be familiar with a range of approaches. By considering each client as an individual and using the most appropriate theories for their unique situation, I am able to provide the best possible care.  I find that by combining the theories my clients are able to get a more well-rounded and effective treatment.  This allows me to meet the client where they are at and provide them with the most effective treatment possible. People have a wide variety of concerns. They have different things that work for them, so it's important to find a treatment option that will work for the individual. I will use the theories I have learned to find a suitable treatment option for the person I am working with.

The theories I work with are listed below to provide an understanding of which theory I may draw from in your session; 

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy that has been shown to be effective in treating a wide variety of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and substance abuse. CBT is based on the idea that our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors are all interconnected, and that by changing our thoughts and behaviors, we can improve our emotional well-being. 

CBT has been shown to be particularly effective in treating anxiety disorders, as it helps clients to identify and change their negative thinking patterns and behavioral avoidance strategies. For example, a client with social anxiety may learn to challenge their beliefs about being judged negatively by others, and practice exposure therapy to gradually become more comfortable with social situations.

Family systems therapy is a type of counseling that aims to help families better understand and cope with the stressors in their lives. This therapy can be used to address a wide variety of issues, including mental health problems, substance abuse, conflict, communication, and relationship difficulties.  In family systems therapy, the therapist works with the family as a whole unit, rather than focusing on individual members. This approach recognizes that families are complex systems, with each member playing an important role in the overall functioning of the group. By understanding how each member contributes to the family system, therapists can help families make positive changes that promote healing and growth.

Psychoanalytical Therapy is a type of therapy that focuses on exploring the unconscious mind. This type of therapy can be helpful in understanding and resolving deep-seated issues, such as childhood trauma, relationship problems, or difficulty dealing with their emotions.

During psychoanalytical therapy, the therapist will help the client to explore their unconscious mind and to understand the origins of their problems. The therapist will also help the client to learn how to cope with their emotions in a healthy way. This type of therapy can be long-term, but it can also be helpful for people who only need a few sessions

Gestalt therapy is a type of psychotherapy that focuses on helping people become more aware of their thoughts and feelings. This type of therapy can help people to understand how their thoughts and feelings are affecting their behavior. Gestalt therapy can also help people to learn how to deal with their emotions in a more constructive way.

Person-Centered Therapy is a type of counselling that focuses on the individual’s inherent ability to grow and heal. It is based on the belief that everyone has the capacity to reach their full potential if they are given the right conditions. The therapist’s role is to create a safe and supportive environment where the client can explore their feelings and thoughts without judgement.

Alderian Therapy is a type of psychotherapy that emphasizes the individual's potential for self-growth and self-actualization. The therapist strives to create an environment in which the client can feel safe and supported in exploring their own thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Alderian therapy is based on the belief that humans are innately good and have the capacity for growth and change. The therapist's role is to facilitate this process by providing support and guidance.  Alderian therapy has been shown to be effective in treating a variety of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. It can also be helpful in managing stress and improving overall well-being.

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is a type of psychotherapy that focuses on solutions rather than problems. It is based on the belief that people are naturally resourceful and have the ability to solve their own problems. 

The therapist’s role is to help the client identify their goals and find creative ways to achieve them. SFBT is a relatively short-term therapy, typically lasting 8-10 sessions. 

I have found SFBT to be an effective therapy for my clients. I like its focus on positive change and its emphasis on strengths and resources. I believe that SFBT can be helpful for anyone who is interested in finding solutions to their problems.

There are various approaches to psychotherapy and you may wonder which one works better. There are practitioner-led approaches, client-centered approaches, and cognitive behavioral approaches.  All these approaches have been shown to be effective in treating mental health conditions. It is important to find a therapist who uses an approach that you are comfortable with and that you feel will be most helpful for you.

 

The best advice I can give is to take the free consultation and make sure you've chosen a practitioner that can help you. It's important to find someone you can work with and who has the knowledge and experience to help you achieve your goals. Make sure you're comfortable with the practitioner and that they're someone you can trust

 

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