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What is the most common type of counseling?

Each therapy practice will have its own type of counseling that it specializes in. Here are the 7 most common types found today, along with brief explanations and links to further expanded definitions of each.

What Are the 7 most common types of couseling?

  • EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy – is a common therapy for treating past traumas. EMDR is a science-based therapy that consists of alternating eye movements, sounds, or taps to help dislodge stuck memories, encouraging the brain to resume its natural healing process.
  • DBT – Dialectical Behavior Therapy – is a form of CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) that refers to viewing issues from various perspectives to find the most reasonable solutions or plan of action.
  • EFT – Emotionally Focused Therapy – is an evidence-based modality commonly used in couples counseling to help individuals recognize and understand their partner’s emotions.
  • Motivational Interviewing – is great for those who aren’t sure they’re ready to make a change. Motivational interviewing is designed to help people find the motivation to make that positive change.
  • Psychodynamic Therapy – Similar to CBT, psychodynamic therapy is an in-depth version of talk therapy that focuses heavily on the client’s perspective of the external world.
  • CBT – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – Also commonly referred to as “Talk Therapy”, CBT is one of the most commonly used types of therapy used today. CBT helps one become aware of negative thinking loops so they can respond to a situation in a better way by learning to cope with stressful situations.
  • Exposure Therapy – True to its name, Exposure Therapy is a modality used to help manage fears or phobias by gradually and systematically exposing the client to elements or situations that cause them fear.
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How to get started with counseling

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