I consider myself an eclectic therapist because I draw from many different counseling theories. Therapeutic outcomes vary with each individual.
Some of the theories I draw from are:
-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): changing one’s thoughts and actions to achieve desired results.-Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT): increasing one’s emotional and cognitive regulation by learning about the triggers that lead to reactive states and developing coping skills to apply to thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
-Existential Therapy: examining one’s purpose in life.
-Feminist Therapy: empowering and encouraging individuals of all genders to advocate for themselves.
-Humanistic Therapy: recognizing one’s gifts and talents and working toward self-actualization.
-Mindfulness-based Therapy: objective awareness of one’s thoughts and body in the here and now.
-Psychodynamic Therapy: awareness of one’s conscious and unconscious thoughts.
-Solution-Focused Therapy: a goal-oriented approach to psychotherapy through direct observation of the client’s responses to a series of precisely constructed questions.