Forms of therapy
Coaching and Individual Therapy
Coaching and individual therapy are useful when one feels immovable and in need of help with problem solving or making a change. This treatment can center around a major life experience or can confront a variety of psychological symptoms. This treatment offers a compassionate listening ear, constructive thought, and alternative solutions. The therapeutic methods used are diverse and may include interventions, from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Systems Therapy to Schema Therapy.
Coaching sessions are recommended when there is no conclusive diagnosis in accordance with DSM-5 (a classification used within mental health care to distinguish between different psychiatric pathologies). At the same time, some hardships still may need attention and care. Coaching can focus on topics such as, identity and autonomy (Who am I? What do I want?); commitment and trust; communication; relationships; traumatic experiences; life phases; aging; role definition (child, parent, partner); loss and mourning; depression; stress; anxiety; as well as intimacy and sexuality.
Relationship Therapy is a specific form of psychotherapy that is also known as Systems Therapy. Although Relationship Therapy can revolve around relationship with a partner, it is not exclusive to such, for it can also include a parent-child relationship, or a relationship with another important person. This treatment focuses on discussing and exploring the patterns within the relationship. Through therapy, partners become aware of mutual interactions and learn to understand the influence they have over one another. The goal is to achieve equilibrium and connection and to investigate and acknowledge each member’s needs and desires.
The interventions used are mainly based on Systems Therapy and Schema Therapy and to a lesser extent, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. A widespread technique within Relationship Therapy is EFT (Emotional Focused Therapy). This treatment focuses on topics such as, setting up a household, birth and parenting, coping with loss, divorce, communication difficulties, growing apart, intimacy, hostility and aggression, to falling in love with someone outside of the relationship.
Family Therapy is a specific form of psychotherapy that also falls under Systems Therapy. Family Therapy is dependent on the participation of an entire family. In the case of Family Therapy, often times there is one family member who may be exhibiting behavioral problems or experiencing difficulties – this is the identified patient. Usually the behavior exhibited can affect the balance of a family, while also being a constraining factor. Through this treatment, family members become aware of mutual interactions and learn to understand the influence they have over one another. The goal is to restore or find a new equilibrium that acknowledge each family member’s needs and desires.
The interventions used are mainly based on Systems Therapy and Schema Therapy and to a lesser extent, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. This treatment focuses on topics such as, arguments and (non) communication, jealousy, life phases (changing school, leaving home, birth and divorce), merging of once-separate family units, and different parenting styles.