What is Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy is a treatment modality in which a trained psychotherapist forms a therapeutic relationship with an individual or individuals to create a safe place for exploring one's feelings, thoughts and behaviors, and for finding new understanding and new freedom from old patterns. While psychotherapy usually relies on talking, other modalities like mind-body approaches, guided imagery, art therapy, and movement therapy can also be helpful. Psychotherapy offers the opportunity to learn about automatic and unconscious patterns of thought and behavior and to learn how to be more authentic and individual. The work in therapy is coming to know yourself more and more deeply and through that gaining more freedom and choice in how you live your life.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a structured, skills-oriented talk therapy. CBT has proven effective in research studies for the treatment of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, personality issues, disordered eating, substance abuse, trauma, psychotic disorders and many other conditions. CBT focuses on day-to-day problems, involves significant guidance from the therapist, and might include in-session practical exercises or homework assignments.
Mind Body Psychotherapy
Mind Body therapies recognize the bidirectional communication between our mind and our body. Our feelings, beliefs, thoughts, and expectations have an impact on our bodies and on our minds. The meaning we give to various symptoms also affects our ability to heal.
Body Mind psychotherapies include mindfulness based psychotherapy, stress reduction, hypnosis, guided imagery, affirmations, EMDR, biofeedback, somatic experiencing, yoga, breath work, and many other techniques that facilitate going beyond conventional talk therapy and tapping into the wisdom of the body and our subconscious mind to bring healing and growth.
Psychodynamic therapy is talk therapy that works to change maladaptive character and behavior patterns, resolve inner conflicts, and clarify unconscious forces behind distressing symptoms. Based in Brooklyn, Mind Body Seven clinicians incorporate a variety of psychotherapy approaches for personalized treatment.
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