Types of Behavioral Therapies Offered at CTRLCare Behavioral Health
While there are many different types of behavioral therapies, we are going to focus on the therapies offered at CTRLCare Behavioral Health. Clients may benefit from one or several therapies depending on their treatment needs and goals.
Cognitive behavioral therapy
CBT is a common type of talk therapy where you work one-on-one with a therapist in a structured environment. During these sessions, your therapist will help you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking so that you can handle challenging situations more effectively.
CBT works well on its own or in conjunction with other therapies. It’s an effective tool for depression, PTSD and eating disorders. However, you do not have to be diagnosed with a mental health condition to benefit from CBT. Our cognitive behavioral therapy in Princeton, New Jersey works for anyone who needs help managing stressful situations.
Dialectical behavior therapy
DBT is a modified version of CBT. It helps people learn how to live in the moment, regulate their emotions and cope with stress. Like CBT, DBT has shown to be effective at treating various mental health conditions, such as eating disorders and PTSD. It also helps clients improve their relationships with others.
DBT is flexible and may be included in group and individual therapy sessions. Each therapeutic setting has a unique set of goals, and some of the techniques used include mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness.
MI is a counseling approach that helps people find the motivation to change from within. This type of therapy is especially beneficial for those who have mixed feelings about change. For example, some of our clients have contradictory feelings about seeking treatment for an eating disorder or cutting back on their technology use.
MI works well for these individuals because they are encouraged to take responsibility for their mental health. The client-therapist relationship is incredibly important in motivational interviewing, and some of the things you’ll work on with your therapist include answering open-ended questions, saying positive affirmations and practicing reflective listening.