Tele-mental health counseling is a type of psychotherapy where the counselor provides behavioral therapy remotely, typically through HIPAA-compliant video conferencing or text-based messaging. The growing field provides psychological counseling, assessment, and diagnosis. The advantages of tele-mental health counseling through virtual delivery include reduced stigmatization, increased convenience for patients, and improved provider efficiency.
The Gottman Method is a type of psychotherapy where the counselor thoroughly assesses a couple’s relationship and integrates research-based interventions based on the Sound Relationship House Theory. The couple and counselor together set the frequency and duration of both conjoint and individual sessions. Gottman Method interventions help couples strengthen their relationship through friendship, conflict management, and creation of shared meaning.
Solution focused brief therapy is a type of psychotherapy where the counselor seeks to help the patient focus on present and future circumstances and goals rather than past experiences. The goal-oriented therapy focuses less on the symptoms or issues bringing a person to therapy and more on the vision of the future. The counselor and patient work together to obtain the skills, resources, support, and abilities to achieve forward-facing visions established from the onset of therapy.
Cognitive behavioral therapy is a type of psychotherapy where the counselor seeks to help the patient challenge negative patterns of thought about themselves and the world with the end goal of altering unwanted behavior patterns and/or treating a mood disorder such as depression.
The counselor and patient work together to identify faulty or maladaptive patterns of thinking, emotional responses, or behaviors and substitute them for more desirable ones. Cognitive behavioral therapy is a directive form of therapy based on the theory that emotional problems result from distorted but correctable attitudes and ways of thinking.
Faith based counseling is a type of psychotherapy where the counselor integrates the mental, relational, emotional, and spiritual aspects of care to treat the whole person. The holistic approach combines behavioral science proven in counseling, teachings found in scripture, and integrated spiritual or religious components to help patients who rely on religion or spirituality to make decisions.
Adult and geriatric counseling is a type of psychotherapy where the counselor provides direct care and treatment of mental health issues and assistance with problems interfering with quality of life for seniors. The continued growth of the elderly population places renewed focus on connecting older adults with quality mental health care under a trained counselor with experience and expertise treating the elderly.
Pre-marital counseling is a type of psychotherapy where the counselor seeks to help couples prepare for marriage. By strengthening the relational bond, couples work to create the type of strong and healthy relationship that leads to a stable and satisfying marriage. Pre-marital counseling helps couples identify and examine unresolved issues, clarify personal values, and address relationship expectations to increase the chance of maintaining a successful marriage.
Family counseling is a type of psychotherapy where the counselor and patients work together to address specific issues standing in the way of the health and functioning of a family. From getting through a difficult period or major transition to resolving mental or behavioral problems in family members, counseling helps families improve communication, resolve conflicts, break poor habits, identify contributing behaviors, and solve a range of problems within the family system.
Adolescent counseling is a type of psychotherapy where the counselor seeks to help adolescents struggling with their emotions or behaviors. Resistance among teens to the idea of counseling demands an experienced counselor trained in working with the age group. Adolescent counselors provide a safe and empathic environment along with the tools to bring about change in thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
Marriage counseling, also called couples therapy, is a type of psychotherapy where the counselor seeks to help patients recognize and resolve the conflicts standing in the way of their happiness. Marriage counseling can help spouses make thoughtful decisions about rebuilding and strengthening their relationships. Couples of all types can learn to identify problems, manage difficulties, and work to improve their relationships.
Individual counseling is a type of psychotherapy where the counselor and patient engage in one-on-one discussion. The two form an alliance, relationship, or bond that enables trust and empowers the personal growth to deal with and overcome life obstacles including anxiety, depression, poor relationships, anger, parenting, and faulty thinking. From cognitive behavioral therapy to solution focused brief therapy, counselors embrace the different types of individual counseling more than any other form of therapy.