Mental health counseling can help you identify, understand, and solve problems, and ultimately transform your life for the better. The methods I most often use with clients are Psychodynamic therapy and Cognitive behavioral therapy.
Psychodynamic therapy, also known as insight-oriented therapy, focuses on unconscious processes as they are manifested in a person’s present behavior. The goals of psychodynamic therapy are self-awareness and understanding of the influence of the past on present behavior. In its brief form, a psychodynamic approach helps you to examine unresolved conflicts and symptoms that arise from past dysfunctional relationships.
Cognitive Therapy is based on the theory that much of how we feel is determined by what we think. Disorders, such as are believed to be the result of faulty thoughts and beliefs. By correcting these inaccurate beliefs, the person’s perception of events and emotional state improve.
Research on depression and anxiety has shown that people with depression often have inaccurate beliefs about themselves, their situation and the world.