Mental health therapy uses dialogue to work through a range of mental health conditions. Therapy techniques vary depending on patient and need, but all fall under a general umbrella of “talking therapy,” referring to conversations between patient and physician during one-on-one sessions.
What are the benefits of therapy?
Therapy helps patients live with thoughts, behaviors, stresses, symptoms, traumatic memories or goals.
Additional benefits of therapy:
Develop problem-solving skills
Deal with grief, anger, and fear
Learn to cope with symptoms of mental health conditions, such as anxiety or depression
Feel understood, supported and heard
Practice speaking about problems
Grasp personal issues
Pin-point subjects or memories that cause disruptive thinking patterns
Find new, healthy behavioral patterns
Heal emotional pain from the past
Build or strengthen relationship skills
What are the types of therapy?
Depending on the patient’s current mental health state, needs and goals, several types of therapy are available. The most commonly prescribed are the following:
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) – train new thought and behavioral patterns for healthier living
Interpersonal therapy – express personal emotions in order to foster relationships
Family therapy – communicate amongst the family unit to promote a safe a healing experience for family members experience mental health conditions and those aiding (or simply existing) in the recovery process
Psychodynamic therapy – understand the root causes of actions, emotions, and thoughts
Art therapy – express and release emotion
Psychoeducation – understand mental health conditions and how to get through them healthily ot be prescribed.
Sometimes, more than one of the listed therapies will be recommended for adequate healing in a patient. Be sure to work with your physician or counselor to determine the best approach(es) for your mental health goals.
Many types of patients are good candidates for mental health therapy. Reach out to Strategic Mental Health to find out which approach is best for you.