Category Archives for Therapy

Play Therapy

The DA Fast Guide to Play Therapy

Play therapy is primarily used to help children confront stressful situations head-on – sometimes, it is also used with adults. This method of treatment is used when children have a difficult time expressing themselves using words; although play therapy often relies on non-verbal communication, verbal communication is encouraged during sessions. Play therapy can be useful […]

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Existential Therapy

The DA Fast Guide to Existential Therapy

Based on Søren Kierkegaard’s works on existentialism, existential therapy seeks to provide a more realistic understanding of human beings and the complexity of their existence. As you can imagine, topics such as the meaning of life or the purpose of our existence can be the source of doubt, dissatisfaction, depression, and anxiety. Existential therapists believe that […]

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Dream Analysis

What’s Dream Analysis and How Does It Really Work?

Maybe you have woken up from a dream and wondered what it meant. Maybe you even told a friend or family member about that dream and hypothesized together about its meaning. Maybe you even conducted an internet search to try and understand the elements of the dream. Many people choose to keep a dream journal […]

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Music Therapy

The Benefits of Music Therapy

If you have a mental health concern for which you are considering therapy, you may wonder which therapeutic approach will be best for you. Some people do not feel enthusiastic about the talk therapy approach. If you find it difficult to express yourself through words, you might consider participating in music therapy. It is one […]

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Gestalt Therapy

What is Gestalt Therapy?

Gestalt therapy grew out of the humanistic theoretical orientation. This stance views people as connected to and influenced by the environment around them. Yet, it also views people as generally good and as being capable of choosing to move towards growth and balance. This theory lies in contrast to its predecessor in the field, psychoanalysis, […]

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Narrative Therapy

How Narrative Therapy Works

The events we experience in life make up our personal stories or narratives. While most people have life stories that are mainly positive, some people define themselves primarily by the painful events they experienced in the past. Narrative therapy helps individuals who have a negative sense of self to identify their strengths, rewrite their story, […]

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What is Neurofeedback?

Neurofeedback is an adjunctive therapeutic method applied in the treatment of a number of neurological and psychological disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorders, depression, anxiety disorders, and epilepsy. It yields a good outcome when combined with other therapeutic modalities including medications and psychotherapy. Neurofeedback: What is it? Neurofeedback, also known as EEG (electroencephalogram) biofeedback, neurofeedback […]

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Online Therapy

What is Online Therapy?

Online therapy is a general term used to describe mental health services provided to people through online technology. This can include video chatting, online text messaging, or voice messaging. Some patients are able to utilize this as their primary form of therapy, while others utilize these services in combination with face-to-face meetings with their therapist. […]

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