How do I know if I need psychotherapy?
If you’re asking this question, there’s a very good chance that you’ll find psychotherapy helpful. In general, anyone who faces mental health challenges that negatively affect their life usually benefits from psychotherapy. Consider it a chance to know yourself better so you can enjoy peak whole-body health!
What is CBT?
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a kind of psychotherapy designed to help you overcome problems and increase well-being by changing unhealthy and destructive feelings, actions, and thoughts. The primary focus of CBT is identifying the things that hurt you and taking action to overcome those problems.
During CBT, you use tools like journaling, muscle relaxation, breathing exercises, and cognitive restructuring techniques to overcome stress, anxiety, depression, and other problems that hold you back from health and happiness.
What is EMDR?
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a type of therapy that is often used for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) victims who need to overcome panic, fear, stress, and anxiety triggered by a traumatic event or situation. EMDR uses your eye movements to help you reduce the effect of negative memories and replace them with positive ones. To accomplish this, your doctor uses a series of specific hand movements that you follow visually while you think of the triggering event. Your doctor then helps you reduce the power of this memory by introducing specific positive thoughts while replicating the eye movements you normally make when stressed. EMDR is highly effective for many PTSD sufferers. This type of therapy also helps with other psychiatric issues, such as panic attacks or eating disorders.
Do I need both individual and couples therapy?
If you’re in a long-term relationship or have a family, your Texas Behavioral Health doctor often recommends both individual and couples or family therapy as part of your treatment. Through individual therapy, you’ll learn all the tools you need to recover a healthy mental outlook. Through couples therapy or family therapy, you and your loved ones work through problems, learn healthy communication patterns, and enhance your relationships. The Texas Behavioral Health team offers individual, couples, and family therapy of all types, so don’t hesitate to get the help you need. Click online booking or call the office closest to you today.