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What Type of Therapy is Right for Me?

At Lakeview Center for Psychotherapy our therapists are trained in several types of therapies and will integrate various approaches in response to your concerns.  We can also collaborate to provide you with more support at any point in your treatment.  For example, you might like to work with a psychodynamic individual therapist, while also learning skills in a DBT group.

Research has shown that a collaborative and safe relationship with your therapist is more important for healing than any particular type of therapy used, so we encourage you to find a therapist who feels like a good fit for you.  Check out Our Therapists for more information about each of our therapist’s expertise and style.

 

Psychodynamic Therapies

If you want to understand yourself more clearly or if you notice that you keep falling into the same patterns with relationships and life-choices, psychodynamic therapy will help you understand these patterns and gain the ability to take more conscious action in your life. This type of therapy is typically longer-term, and research has shown that its effects last longer and go deeper. Psychodynamic therapy is helpful for people struggling with feelings of depression and anxiety, relationship issues, low self-esteem, abandonment concerns, and difficulties stemming from childhood.  Read more here.

 

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

This type of therapy helps people who tend to get overwhelmed by their emotions. It is structured around helping you to accept where you are, while also emphasizing the need to change in order to reach your goals.  DBT teaches skills that will help you manage strong emotions so that you can cope better with life stressors.  It is helpful for addictions, compulsions or personality disorders, among other issues.  We offer both individual and group DBT. Read more here.

 

Mind-Body Therapies

These therapies help you get in touch with your feelings by tuning into the body. Working with the body’s wisdom to process stuck emotions can help to resolve long-term issues. Therapies such as EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, and other body-based therapies are helpful for people with PTSD, anxiety, or for people who have trouble identifying what they feel.  Read more here.

 

Integrative Therapy

This type of therapy combines elements of behavioral and relational psychodynamic techniques, and is tailored to the specific needs of the client.  Often integrative therapy begins with helping you to get symptoms under control and progresses to examining the issues that underlie those symptoms. This type of therapy is helpful for complex problems like eating disorders and addiction, as well as for anxiety and depression. Read more here.

 

Couples Therapy

Couples therapy is often the best way the address difficulties in your primary relationship. Your couples therapist will support both of you to help you understand and  communicate more effectively with one another.  Common couples’ issues are infidelity, communication problems, frequent arguments, and parenting issues.  Read more here.

 

Group Therapy

Interpersonal process groups are a great way for you to gain insight into your relationship patterns. If you have difficulty communicating with or interacting with others, process groups can help you  understand what gets in your way and support your efforts to learn more satisfying ways to connect.  By working on your issues in the here-and-now with the support of other group members, you will learn more about how to strengthen the important relationships in your life without losing a sense of yourself.  Read more here.