What is Cognitive Behavior Therapy?

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that treats problems and boosts happiness by modifying dysfunctional emotions, behaviors, and thoughts. Unlike traditional Freudian Psychoanalysis, which probes child-hood wounds to get at the root causes of conflict, CBT focuses on solutions, encouraging patients to challenge distorted cognitions and change destructive patterns of behavior.


What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), a comprehensive cognitive behavioral treatment. This treatment focuses on problem solving and acceptance-based strategies within a framework of dialectical methods. The term dialectical refers to the processes that synthesize opposite concepts such as change and acceptance.

Practitioners of DBT offer acceptance and support to people in therapy, as they work to develop techniques in order to achieve goals, greater overall mental and emotional well-being, and lasting positive change.


What is Play Therapy?

Play therapy differs from regular play in that the therapist helps children to address and resolve their own problems. Play therapy builds on the natural way that children learn about themselves and their relationships in the world around them (Axline, 1947; Carmichael, 2006; Landreth, 2002). Through play therapy, children learn to communicate with others, express feelings, modify behavior, develop problem-solving skills, and learn a variety of ways of relating to others. Play provides a safe psychological distance from their problems and allows expression of thoughts and feelings appropriate to their development.


What is Sandtray Therapy?

Sandtray Therapy is a therapeutic use of a collection of miniatures in a sandtray. It is a non-verbal expressive and projective mode of psychotherapy where the sandtray and the miniatures are the medium of communication. It is client led and the therapist is only the facilitator. The process seeks to promote safety and control for the client so that emotionally charged issues can be addressed utilizing the sandtray. (Homeyer & Sweeny, 2011)

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