What is talk therapy?
- Understand a mental illness or disorder
- Develop coping strategies for stressful events or situations
- Identify triggers or warning signs that can lead to unhealthy thoughts or behaviors
- Learn how to effectively deal with negative emotions
Who does it help?
What are the different types?
Cognitive behavioral therapy focuses on how thoughts and feelings can lead to negative or destructive behaviors. The goal of this type of therapy is to challenge and/or ultimately eliminate harmful or irrational patterns of thinking, and replace them with more healthy thoughts that allow them to cope better.
Group therapy customarily involves sharing problems with a group of individuals who have had similar experiences or problems. While group therapy does not provide the individualized attention of a one-on-one session with a therapist, it does promote interpersonal communication, bonding, and a sense of unity.
Family therapy is similar in nature to group therapy, except that it involves family members in the treatment plan for an individual. Family therapy can help improve family interactions, assist in conflict resolution, and help promote understanding between family members.