Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
CBT is a psychotherapy based on the cognitive model: the way that individuals perceive a situation is more closely connected to their reaction than the situation itself. The goal of CBT is to help clients change their unhelpful thinking and behavior so that it leads to enduring improvement in their mood and functioning. CBT uses a variety of cognitive and behavioral techniques, but it isn’t defined by its use of these strategies.
Motivational interviewing is a counseling method that helps people resolve ambivalent feelings and insecurities to find the internal motivation they need to change their behavior. It is a practical, empathetic, and short-term process that takes into consideration how difficult it is to make life changes.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
DBT is a cognitive behavioral treatment which emphasizes individual psychotherapy and group skills training classes to help people learn and use new skills and strategies to develop a life that they experience as worth living. DBT skills include skills for mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness.
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
SFBT is future-focused, goal-directed, and focuses on solutions, rather than on the problems that brought clients to seek therapy. Unlike traditional forms of therapy that take time to analyze problems, pathology and past life events, SFBT concentrates on finding solutions in the present time and exploring one’s hope for the future to find quicker resolution of one’s problems. This method takes the approach that you know what you need to do to improve your own life and, with the appropriate coaching and questioning, are capable of finding the best solutions.