Adlerian therapy is an evidence-based, goal oriented, psychodynamic therapy developed by the founder of Individual Psychology, Alfred Adler. Adlerian therapy is collaborative and holistic in nature and focuses on exploring aspects of the individual’s early life, including experiences, goals, environment, family dynamics and culture. Through this exploration, emphasis is places on helping individuals develop insights about their needs, strengths and goals in order to encourage positive change in their lives today. Adlerian Therapy can be considered as a theoretical framework and therefore it lends well to integration with many other complimentary techniques and modalities such as CBT and DBT.
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
DBT is an evidence-based therapy that focuses on teaching individuals skill-based strategies to manage painful emotions, distress and decrease conflict within their lives. DBT was originally developed to treat individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), however DBT skills are now also widely used to individuals experiencing depression, PTSD, eating disorders and relationship/interpersonal difficulties. Emphasis is placed on learning skills based in mindfulness, radical acceptance, interpersonal effectiveness, emotional regulation and distress tolerance.
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Cognitive Behavioural Threrapy
CBT is an evidence-based therapy that focuses on helping the individual understand the relationship between thoughts, behaviours and beliefs and their impact on our feelings and emotional experience. Treatment focuses on helping an individual recognize and address problematic or negative thoughts and behaviours by replacing them with more realistic and useful ones. CBT can be helpful in addressing issues related to anxiety, depression, anger, phobias and ruminating or repetitive thoughts.
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