types of Treatment
Individual therapy is a form of therapy in which the client is treated on a one-on-one basis with a therapist. The most popular form of therapy, individual therapy may encompass many different treatment approaches including psychoanalysis, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, trauma therapies, and skill-building therapies. Benefits include increasing an individual's self-awareness, encouraging self-exploration, identifying boundaries, enhancing communication and assertiveness skills and improving the use of healthy coping skills. Here at LTG, we promote self-determination which increases a client's self-esteem, self-worth, dignity and sense of personal agency.
Marriage counseling can help couples in all types of intimate relationships — regardless of sexual orientation or marriage status. Some couples seek marriage counseling to strengthen their partnership and gain a better understanding of each other. Pre-marital counseling can also help couples who plan to get married. Marriage counseling tends to deal with present day events rather than the past. It focuses on reconnecting the marital bond that has been damaged due to infidelities, emotional disconnection, stress over a sudden change as a new child, death of a loved one, a new job, or moving to another state. Couples therapy tries focuses on the here and now, however, can bring up past unresolved issues.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a short-term form of psychotherapy directed at present-time issues and based on the idea that the way an individual thinks and feels affects the way he or she behaves. The focus is on problem solving, and the goal is to change clients' thought patterns in order to change their responses to difficult situations. A CBT approach can be applied to a wide range of mental health issues and conditions such as, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, general stress, anger issues, panic disorders, agoraphobia, social phobia, eating disorders, marital difficulties, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and childhood anxiety and depressive disorders. CBT may also be effective as an intervention for chronic pain conditions and associated distress.
Don't let the name scare you, Psychodynamic Therapy can help you to see your behavioral patterns, defenses, and inner struggles and learn how to manage and control of what may feel uncontrollable. The idea is that once your inner struggles are identified, your behavior and feelings will improve. Any issues that arise in treatment with your therapist may reflect some of the issues in your life.
Emotional Focused Therapy
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is a short-term form of therapy that focuses on adult relationships and attachment/bonding. The therapist and clients look at patterns in the relationship and take steps to create a more secure bond and develop more trust to move the relationship in a healthier, more positive direction. EFT is used in marriage counseling, but can be beneficial to all interpersonal relationships.
Attachment-based therapy is a brief, process-oriented form of psychological counseling. The client-therapist relationship is based on developing or rebuilding trust and centers on expressing emotions. An attachment-based approach to therapy looks at the connection between an infant’s early attachment experiences with primary caregivers, usually with parents, and the infant’s ability to develop normally and ultimately form healthy emotional and physical relationships as an adult. Attachment-based therapy aims to build or rebuild a trusting, supportive relationship that will help prevent or treat anxiety or depression.
Person-centered therapy uses a non-authoritative approach that allows clients to take more of a lead in discussions so that, in the process, they will discover their own solutions. The therapist acts as a compassionate facilitator, listening without judgment and acknowledging the client’s experience without moving the conversation in another direction. The therapist is there to encourage and support the client and to guide the therapeutic process without interrupting or interfering with the client’s process of self-discovery.
Psychoanalytic therapy is a form of in-depth talk therapy that aims to bring unconscious or deeply buried thoughts and feelings to the conscious mind so that repressed experiences and emotions, often from childhood, can be brought to the surface and examined. Working together, the therapist and client look at how these repressed early memories have affected the client’s thinking, behavior, and relationships in adulthood.