Individual Therapy

At The Art of Wellness, we offer individualized therapy. Conditions we treat with therapy include (but are not limited to) depression, anxiety, PTSD, sleep disorders, interpersonal conflicts, life transitions, substance use issues.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a general term for therapy that emphasizes the significant role of thought processes in how we feel and what we do. It is based on the idea that our thoughts, not external factors, cause our feelings and behaviors. The belief is that we can change the way we think in order to feel, act, or react better to external factors in our lives. The objective of CBT is to teach you to better understand how critical external factors affect and impact your thoughts and behaviors. With Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, you can learn to positively change the way you act or react to those external factors.

We will work closely with you to define meaningful, realistic goals and determine ways of achieving them. CBT is based on learning to identify negative emotional and behavioral reactions and develop ways to counter them. The value of CBT is achieving effective and long-term methods to obtain positive results for the treatment of depression, anxiety, addiction, and traumas.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is designed primarily to treat clients with borderline personality disorder. In recent years, DBT has also proven effective for mood disorders, eating disorders, and as a treatment for depression. DBT combines standard cognitive-behavioral techniques with the concepts of acceptance and mindful awareness. DBT is used to regulate emotions and help clients to better tolerate emotional distress. Clients learn more effective alternatives and coping skills by understanding what behaviors are damaging, self-sabotaging, counterproductive, or destructive and how to replace them with healthy habits and adaptive coping mechanisms.

The goal of DBT is to reduce impulsive behavior, inappropriate anger, emotional outbursts, rage, anxiety, addictive behaviors, and destructive habits. DBT helps clients utilize effective coping skills to deal with patterns of unstable, intense, and volatile interpersonal relationships. Through the use of DBT techniques, clients will be able to improve social functioning and develop the skills necessary to deal with life issues by incorporating a more positive attitude and adaptive skills to enjoy more satisfying relationships.

DBT focuses on mindfulness, emotion regulation, interpersonal skills, and distress tolerance. It involves intensive individual therapy often accompanied by inpatient treatment and group therapy based on individual needs for the level of care.

Interpersonal Therapy

Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) is a short-term, supportive, highly structured psychotherapy treatment that focuses on interactions between people and their roles in the development of adverse psychological symptoms. IPT is most commonly used as a treatment for depression in adolescents and people with HIV infection. Its use has been expanded to treating unresolved grief, role conflicts and interpersonal communication difficulties.

Additionally, IPT has helped special populations such as the elderly and people with addiction, substance abuse issues, and eating disorders and can be a very effective form of therapy. IPT focuses on unconscious and childhood experiences that give rise to personal psychological problems. Childhood history, personal relationships, and social contexts are seen as the basis of your challenges. Rapid symptom reduction and improved social relationships are IPT objectives.

Interpersonal Effectiveness Therapy is the second core skills module within dialectical behavior therapy. It is ideal for those looking to maintain relationships, differentiate between priorities and necessities, balance “wants” with “shoulds,” and help people to gain a healthy sense of self-respect. It also provides individuals with the tools needed to assess relationships and communicate effectively while taking into account the need for self-respect. We provide Interpersonal Effectiveness Therapy to help individuals gain an understanding of what they’re thinking, how those thoughts can have an effect on the body, and why that leads to certain behaviors. At TAOW, we seek to provide patients with the tools they need to effectively respond to criticism, master assertiveness, and more.

Crisis Intervention Therapy

Crisis Intervention Therapy focuses on circumstances in which a client is confronted by traumatic events which he or she is not prepared to cope with. The client may not have adequate resources to deal with sudden death, divorce, life-threatening situations, job loss, retirement, sexual abuse, terminal illness, trauma, post-traumatic stress, or surviving infidelity. These sudden, unexpected events in your life can render your usual problem-solving and coping skills ineffective, resulting in the need for professional counseling.

The objective of Crisis Intervention Therapy is immediate, short-term assistance for clients experiencing emotional, behavioral, or physical distress. At TAOW, we utilize interventions to assist clients in coping with traumas by using skills and techniques tailored toward individual clients and based on their unique needs.

Psychodynamic Therapy

Psychodynamic Therapy is a form of in-depth psychology, which is the study of the unconscious mental processes and motives. Psychodynamic Therapy proposes that childhood history and experiences often shape adult characteristics, personality, and relationship choices. This treatment approach also relies on the interpersonal relationship, alliance, and support between a client and therapist. Psychodynamic Therapy has been used in treating individuals, marriage counseling, and family therapy as well as treatment for depression, anxiety, addictions, and traumas. If you are experiencing an issue with mood, personality, or relationships, Psychodynamic Therapy might be a good option.

Gestalt Therapy

Gestalt Therapy is a form of psychotherapy with an emphasis on personal insight and the client’s relations to the world with the use of “role-playing” to resolve conflicts. In this approach, the therapist-client relationship and social contexts are on a person’s life. Gestalt Therapy may be a good option for certain individuals seeking counseling services.

Philadelphia, PA 19106
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