CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy)
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapeutic treatment that helps people learn how to identify and change destructive or disturbing thought patterns that have a negative influence on behavior and emotions. This can help in disorders like depression, anxiety, OCD, personality disorders etc
The goal of cognitive behavior therapy is to teach people that while they cannot control every aspect of the world around them, they can take control of how they interpret and deal with things in their environment. CBT helps you through different techniques like daily activity scheduling, thought diary.it helps by:
- Engaging in healthier thinking patterns
- Focusing on basic changes in routine
- Helping to cope with challenges in learning, social skills.
- Changes dysfunctional false beliefs
CBT is used to treat a wide range of conditions including addictions, anger issues, anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, eating disorders, panic attacks, personality disorders, phobias
In addition to mental health conditions, CBT has been found to help people cope with the grief or loss, insomnia,, low self-esteem, relationship problems, stress management.
DBT ( Dialectical Behavioural Therapy)
It is a variant of CBT that focuses on problem solving and acceptance-based strategies. The term dialectical refers to the processes that bring opposite concepts together such as change and acceptance. Four main areas of focus arel emotional regulation, mindfulness, interpersonal regulation, distress tolerance
- It brings self acceptance and positive changes in individuals in treatment.
- It analyzes destructive behavioral patterns or problems and replace them with more healthy and effective ones.
- Learning new skill sets to enhance your capabilities
It is mainly used for adults with BPD and suicidal risk patients
SFBT - Solution Focussed behavior therapy
It is a short term evidence based therapy which incorporates positive psychology principle and practices which help clients by constructing solutions rather than focusing on problems. Therapist helps clarify those solutions and the means of achieving that.
- Goal development questions, miracle questions, scaling questions
- Pre-session change questions
- Present and future focused questions verses past oriented focus
This is best used when a client is trying to reach a particular goal or overcome a particular problem. It could be used in combination with other suitable therapies to help alleviate stress and bring awareness of the person’s strengths and internal resources.
It is mainly used for improving self esteem , anxiety related problems, personal or work related Stress, relationship problems, substance abuse.
MCT (Metacognitive Therapy)
Metacognitive therapy is a recent advance in psychotherapy which essentially means “thinking about thinking”. It refers to the knowledge about one’s own thought process and its modification.
Metacognitive therapy focuses on metacognitive beliefs. That is , what an individual believes about their own thoughts , and about how their mind works. This metacognitive belief is considered and challenged. The client is taught how to modify them, thereby relieving them from their vicious thought cycle in depressive disorders, OCD , PTSD etc .
MCT has been proved to be beneficial in certain disorders like depressive disorder, delusional disorder, OCD, PTSD.
A combination of therapy skills and professional artistry with a loving heart helps to put couples at ease and create a positive attitude in them. With divorce rates going up every day, many couples are deciding to become better prepared for the reality and the challenges of marriage before taking the plunge.Marital therapy includes both pre and post marital counselling sessions.
Marital therapy helps couples to identify areas of difference amongst themselves which may become a source of conflict in their marital life.It reduces the stress of the pre wedding period. We focus primarily on listening, respecting, and understanding each couple, their needs and difference of opinion and to help strike a balance between the various realms.
Marital therapy can help couples in all types of intimate relationships — regardless of sexual orientation or marriage status.The most common issues that arise between couples include communication problems, sexual difficulties, conflicts about child rearing or blended families, substance abuse, anger, infidelity, domestic abuse etc.
The job market has become very dynamic over the years and one has to be very careful while deciding a job role or a course that fits your aptitude.Today there is a wide range of options to choose your career from, and it is important to know what the career prospects for each course looks like.Therefore it has become imperative to seek career counselling from experts to opt for a job/course that suits your skills.
Our team of counselors and psychologists will help you get a more clear picture regarding their aptitude and career prospects they can opt for and guide them in the right direction. They also help them deal with “exam fears”, improvise strategies to help memorise difficult academic areas and methodologies to follow for better performance.
This can benefit any individual who is in a dilemma regarding career options, or planning a change in career.
Sex therapy is a type of psychotherapy that’s designed to help individuals and couples address medical, psychological, personal, or interpersonal factors impacting sexual satisfaction.It is intended to help individuals and couples who face issues related to sexual compatibility.
It clears up misconceptions about sex, interpersonal relationship and family planning. The ultimate goal of sex therapy is to help people move past physical and emotional challenges to have a satisfying relationship and pleasurable sex life.
Sex therapy helps couples with sexual incompatibility. It is also helpful in sexual dysfunctions like erectile dysfunction, low libido, lack of interest, premature ejaculation, low confidence, lack of response to sexual stimulus, inability to reach orgasm, excessive libido, inability to control sexual behaviour, distressing sexual thoughts, unwanted sexual fetishes.
ERP (Exposure and Response Prevention)
ERP is a type of psychotherapy which is a time tested help in the spectrum of anxiety disorders.This therapy encourages you to face your fears and obsessive thoughts without ‘putting them right’ or ‘neutralizing’ them with compulsions.
Exposure therapy starts with confronting items and situations that cause anxiety, but anxiety that you feel able to tolerate. After the first few times, you will find your anxiety does not climb as high and does not last as long. You will then move on to more difficult exposure exercises.
It helps in a variety of disorders like specific phobias, generalized anxiety disorder etc.
PMT (Parent Management Training)
PMT is part of interventions for children with behavioural issues. Parent Management Training is an i Parent Management Training, or PMT, is based upon operant conditioning. PMT involves teaching parents techniques to help their children improve behaviors and learn new skills. PMT, like applied behavior analysis (ABA), is focused on teaching socially significant or socially important behaviors and skills to improve the quality of life of the identified client.
PMT is based upon the literature and research found in learning theory. This is similar to an ABA approach. ABA is based upon the science of learning and behavior. PMT, like ABA, is based primarily on operant conditioning which addresses antecedents and consequences of behavior. PMT includes many behavioral concepts. There is a heavy focus on positive reinforcement. PMT, like ABA, incorporates data collection and monitoring of progress throughout treatment so that the clinician can make decisions about any changes that may need to be made to the intervention strategies being used as well as to develop new treatment goals once current treatment goals are met
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is a type of psychotherapy that involves a combination of cognitive therapy, meditation, and the cultivation of a present-oriented, non-judgmental attitude called “mindfulness.
“Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy builds upon the principles of cognitive therapy by using techniques such as mindfulness meditation to teach people to consciously pay attention to their thoughts and feelings without placing any judgments upon them. There are a number of mindfulness techniques and exercises that are utilized as a part of MBCT. Some of these include: Meditation, Body scan exercise, Mindfulness practices.
Mindfulness therapy can help anyone who requires focussing of attention, memory enhancement. It forms a major part of treatment of disorders including anxiety disorders, mood disorders, cognitive impairments, personality disorders and so on.
MET (Motivational Enhancement Therapy)
MET help individuals stuck in the rut of addictions to improve motivation and bring about the desired change. MET initially introduced for substance use disorders, but is helpful in all behaviours that necessitate a change.
MET uses a variety of methods to promote motivation and elicit change . MET is a short intervention that uses motivational interviewing.Based on motivational psychology, MET uses a combination of assessments, goal setting, and motivational interviewing to move a client from ambivalence about their recovery to a mindset of change. MET comprises carefully planned treatment sessions. Prior to treatment, the client completes a battery of assessments lasting 7–hours.
The sessions can be envisioned as moving through three phases. Phase one involves building the motivation for change. Phase two is a consolidation of change.Phase three consists of follow-through strategies.
MET chiefly is used in substance use disorders and behavioural addictions.
RPT (Relapse Prevention Therapy)
Relapse Prevention Therapy is a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy. It proves helpful in preventing relapses in an individual motivated for quitting any habit.
RPT aims to limit or prevent relapses by helping the therapy participant to anticipate circumstances that are likely to provoke a relapse. You can develop strategy to cope with these high-risk situations in advance. This is termed a relapse prevention plan. RPT also teaches participants to place relapse into the proper perspective. When a recovering person has a relapse, they frequently interpret this as a failure.
MET is effective in alcohol, tobacco and other substance use disorders and behavioural addictions.
Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy
Cognitive rehabilitation therapy (CRT) refers to a group of therapies that aim to restore cognitive function after a brain injury.
Any therapy aimed at rehabilitating cognitive function is a type of CRT. In this regard, CRT is not a singular, one-size-fits-all approach. There are two different approaches to CRT: restorative and compensatory.
Healthcare professionals use restorative CRT to improve cognitive function by reinstating or strengthening the functions a person has either lost or continues to find challenging. Restorative CRT helps a person practice skills so that they
can improve. It builds on the idea of neuroplasticity, which suggests that the brain can change with practice.
Compensatory CRT helps a person work around their injury. Some examples of compensatory CRT include using:
- assistive speech devices for a person with a speech impairment
- calendars and memory tools for people who struggle with executive functioning
- alarms to regain a person’s attention in certain contexts
It helps individuals who have traumatic brain injury, dementia, cognitive impairments.
Behavioral Activation (BA) for depression is an empirically supported psychotherapy with a long history dating back to the 1970s. Behavioral activation is an approach to mental health that focuses on using behaviors to “activate” pleasant emotions.
Behavioral Activation involves different steps and activities like:
- Understanding the “vicious cycles” of depression
- Monitoring daily activities
- Identification of goals and values
- Building an upward spiral of motivation and energy through pleasure and mastery
- Activity Scheduling: purposefully scheduling in enjoyable and meaningful activities
- Problem solving around potential barriers to activation
- Reducing avoidance
It helps in disorders like depression to improve their quality of life.