Examining Different Types of Psychotherapy

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Roughly 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experience mental illness each year, with 1 in 20 experiencing serious mental illness, according to a recent report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Mental illness not only causes psychological anguish — it can also have ripple effects in people’s lives, affecting their ability to worksucceed in school, and stay physically healthy.

The good news is that with the right treatment, individuals can overcome their mental health challenges and lead more productive and fulfilling lives. Mental health professionals trained in various types of psychotherapy often play a vital role in helping people manage everything from anxiety and depression to post-traumatic stress disorder.

Learning about psychotherapy and how it can improve people’s well-being benefits both aspiring mental health professionals and prospective patients.

This article from Regis College explores some of the most common types of psychotherapy including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Holistic Therapy.

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