4 Different Kinds of Therapies That Can Help You

4 Different Kinds of Therapies That Can Help You
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There are a large number of reasons why you may consider working with a therapist. You do not have to have a condition or disorder to be able to take advantage of speaking with a mental health professional. You may simply need someone to talk to, or you might need assistance working through a particular problem in your life, such as stress. One thing you may not be aware of is that there are multiple types of therapies that a therapist can use to help you. Here's a look at some of the most common therapies.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

This type of therapy, which is also known as CBT, is specialized to help many different types of mental concerns. It may be able to help with conditions like depression and anxiety. The treatment involves helping someone change their actions and behavior in certain situations. For example, if you act an unwanted way in a situation, you may be able to learn to prevent yourself from doing an action or be taught how to think about the situation in a different way.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

This type of therapy is designed to help those that are uncomfortable handling emotions learn how to work through them, through mindfulness and staying in the moment. It can be effective when it comes to borderline personality disorder and is a special type of CBT. If you have issues controlling your emotions, this might be something that can aid you.

Online Therapy

One type of therapy that is growing in popularity is online therapy. This is a type of therapy that you can take advantage of, regardless of the hour of day, and in a place that is comfortable for you. Many conditions can be treated through this type of therapy. In most cases, you simply download an app on your smartphone or use your computer to sign up and choose a plan that suits your needs. Then you can talk to an online therapist in the same manner as traditional therapy.

Prescriptions

If you are seeing a therapist and have symptoms of a disorder, your doctor may decide to place you on a prescription. In many cases, this is because there is no other way to clear up these symptoms, especially if you are experiencing a mood disorder. Talk to your psychiatrist about this option and make sure you ask all the questions that you would like answered. Medicines may take a while to work, so you shouldn't expect your symptoms to subside overnight. On the other hand, in some cases, with the proper medicine, you can see a reduction in your symptoms. Some people see this with depression and other related mental health concerns.

Support Systems

One more thing that may be able to help you when you are considering therapy is a support system. No matter what you are experiencing, it is a good idea to have people around you that you can trust and lean on when you need to. In fact, this should be your first step when you are not feeling your best. Talk to a family member or trusted friend when you need someone to vent to, and make sure that you take the time to keep up with them, so you will be able to count on them whenever you must rely on them. They may be able to speak to you about therapy or recommend a therapist, in addition to talking to you about your problem and offering you a new perspective.

If you do not have any people that you trust around you, it is possible to join a support group or other type of group online to get some of the support you need. There may be others that you can connect with through social media that have experienced some of the same things you have, and you might be able to lean on them when you are having hard times.

Overview

When you are considering therapy, you should be aware that there are many different types of therapies that can benefit you. If you already have a therapist, you may want to talk to them about some of the therapy options on this list, to see what is capable of helping you. There are many options available and numerous ways that you can seek help. 

4 Different Kinds of Therapies That Can Help You

Marie Miguel Biography

Marie Miguel has been a writing and research expert for nearly a decade, covering a variety of health- related topics. Currently, she is contributing to the expansion and growth of a free online mental health resource with BetterHelp.com. With an interest and dedication to addressing stigmas associated with mental health, she continues to specifically target subjects related to anxiety and depression.

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