Finding Therapy: Oh So Many Choices

Are you looking for someone to talk to other than friends and family? If you're thinking therapy (seriously, maybe, finally?), then this article from The Huffington Post Healthy Living section,  The Most Popular Kinds Of Therapy-And Why You Should Try One is a great starting point for someone who is contemplating psychotherapy, but doesn't have a clue about where to begin, or what they might need. While it is certainly not a complete offering of all the various types of therapies and schools of thought, it certainly gives a snapshot of some important therapy approaches such as Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, CBT, Group Therapy, Family Therapy and DBT Therapy and also describes the kinds of issues these therapies are best suited to target. If you already have some understanding of what you're struggling with, then this article can make what can be a daunting process somewhat easier.  Sometimes a consultation with a licensed psychotherapist or psychologist can help steer you in the right direction towards (or away from) the kind of therapist and style of psychotherapy that may be a good fit for you. Ultimately, finding a therapist who has the skills you need, and a personal style you feel comfortable with is key. Sometimes it's best to ask a trusted physician or phone a friend for suggestions. For those of you who would like to sift through even more therapy techniques and philosophies, I've added a more comprehensive list of psychotherapy approaches compiled by the good people at goodtherapy.org. As you explore, keep in mind that some of these methods are grounded in research and evidence-based and others are theoretical and less rigorously tested.  Additionally, many are controversial, some cutting-edge and others are more popularly accepted, time-tested and anecdotal.

Practice acceptance, try compassion and change what you can. Take care, KS

NYC Therapist Kimberly Seelbrede, LCSW is a skilled Psychotherapist, Relationship and Stress Reduction Expert in New York City. She provides therapy, EMDR & Coaching to individuals and couples.

 

Kimberly Seelbrede, LCSW is a licensed Psychotherapist, EMDR Therapist and Personal Coach with a private practice in New York City. As a clinician who is passionate about the interplay between mind and body, she practices mind-body psychotherapy, providing holistic counseling and coaching for her clients. Her counseling modalities include: psychoanalytic psychotherapy EMDR therapy, CBT, DBT, mindfulness, crisis counseling and coaching with expertise in anxiety, depression, pain and chronic disease management, eating disorders (anorexia, binge eating, bulimia), addictions, alcoholism, trauma resolution, relationship + marital difficulties, women's issues (postpartum depression, new parent, divorce, separation, hormone imbalance), performance blocks, self-defeating behaviors, loss, grief, loneliness, self-esteem issues, post-rehab support and sexual problems. Via Skype, Kim Seelbrede provides life coaching, executive, personal and career coaching. Kim Seelbrede works with celebrities and high-profile individuals as well as high-level entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 executives around the world including London, Hong Kong, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Connecticut and Washington. Her professional personal and executive coaching services are tailored to each clients individual needs and targets concerns such as feeling stagnate and stuck, self-assertion, self-sabotage, substance abuse, pain management, chronic illness, work/life balance, performance problems, communication challenges, anxiety and stress management/reduction.

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