Therapy Approaches / Theoretical Orientations

The following descriptions briefly describe the most common approaches and styles of psychotherapy. They are by no means comprehensive, but give a flavor of what to expect when working with a therapist that adheres more to one or another model of psychotherapy. Please do not hesitate to ask any therapist with whom you are considering working about his or her approach to therapy and theoretical orientation.

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy/Psychoanalysis
Integrative Psychotherapy