Sometimes in individual therapy, both with children, adolescents and adults, there is a part of therapy that may ask the individual or couple to think about the way they think. This is a cognitive intervention that has been shown to be helpful in the treatment of depression and anxiety. Every thing we think isn’t always true. Sometimes are thinking can become our worst enemy. We can explore how your think drives the way you feel and then will sometimes affect how you act. Looking at thoughts and how they are self-defeating can help some people by coming up with new ways to think.
In conjunction with this type of therapy, it is important to add to that awareness, the ability to calm down all those thoughts and to become calm. Relaxation and mindfulness may also be a way that the therapist will work with you, your partner or your child to help you find more peace and calm.
Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy
This is a therapy for children and adolescents who have experienced some type of trauma in their lives. This can include medical interventions, sexual and physical abuse, domestic violence, or some type of natural disaster, to name a few. This therapy uses playful techniques to help children understand their experiences and their thoughts and feelings. This therapy can be more directive than other types of play therapy. It can be one part of the child’s treatment and may include other types of treatment approaches.