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What Types of Therapy Are Available During Treatment?

Individual Therapy

Your loved one receives individual therapy in PHP treatment. This type of therapy gives your loved one the chance to meet one-on-one with his own therapist and engage in psychotherapy. Psychotherapy is also known as “talk therapy.” The environment offers your loved one a place where he can be completely safe as he learns more about his behaviors and feelings.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Your loved one may receive treatment with cognitive behavioral therapy. CBT helps your loved one examine the relationships between his behaviors, feelings, and thoughts. In a session, the therapist helps your loved one see where his unhealthy thought patterns lie. Then, he can learn how these unhealthy thoughts lead him to self-destructive beliefs and behaviors. As your loved one and his therapist examine these thought patterns together, they develop healthy and constructive thought patterns that lead to constructive behaviors and thoughts.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Dialectical behavior therapy was developed for the treatment of borderline personality disorder, but it can also treat many other types of mental health disorders. It is based on CBT and requires the patient to accept the fact that he has the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that he finds to be so uncomfortable. The point is for him to live with those feelings without trying to do anything to change them.

Exposure Therapy

Exposure therapy treats several mental illnesses, including phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. In the therapy session, your loved one meets with her therapist with the purpose of identifying the things that trigger anxiety. The therapist teaches your loved one not to perform rituals when she is exposed to her triggers. She also learns not to become anxious when a trigger confronts her.

Interpersonal Therapy

Interpersonal therapy helps your loved one improve his relationships with others. The therapist helps your loved one examine his actions and many factors when he is interacting with other people. Then, he learns to recognize the negative patterns that present themselves at these times. His therapist helps him move away from negative actions so that he can learn how to interact positively with other people.

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Psychodynamic psychotherapy works well for borderline personality disorder, anxiety disorders and depression. The therapist teaches your loved one to identify behaviors and feelings from the past that are still distressing him. In therapy, treatment professionals teach him how to resolve those feelings. The therapist often asks questions that are open-ended. This is so that your loved one begins to talk freely about the things that are bothering him.

The therapist takes him even further into the discussion by helping him identify hidden thoughts and feelings. These thoughts and feelings are often negative, but your loved one learns how to keep these thoughts and feelings from causing him to experience further negativity.