CBT & DBT
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) are similar and both can be effective when dealing with stress,emotions, depression and anxiety.
DBT therapy has four components: -Mindfullness
- Emotional Regulation
The key to DBT is acceptance of your thoughts and emotions without judgement. Focusing on the present without fixating on the past or worrying about the future. DBT emphasizes the psychosocial aspect of treatment. Focusing on how you interact with others in different enviornments and relationships.
CBT focuses on changing irrational thought patterns and behaviors that have developed over time due to conditioning and enviornmental factors. By challenging these thoughts and behaviors, you are able to restructure future thought patterns and change unwanted behaviors.
Is Psychodynamic Therapy Right for You?
Are you experiencing negative emotions but are not sure where they are coming from? Have you had trauma in the past that is still unresolved? Maybe you are noticing that stress is becoming more intolerable or are experiencing sudden mood swings out of nowhere. Psychodynamic therapy may be beneficial for you.
The purpose of psychodynamic therapy is to bring what is unconscious to the conscious. To reflect on past events and explore patterns that have developed over time. It is said that irrational drives influence our behavior which comes from the unconscious, this can create negative emotions which then triggers defense mechanisms. These conflicts can create feelings of anxiety and depression.
The therapeutic relationship is a key element in psychodynamic treatment. This form of therapy can create awareness and eventually improved decision making through understanding unconsious thoughts and emotions.