Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), largely influenced by the work of Dr. Aaron Beck, focuses on the ways that a person's thoughts, emotions, and behaviors are connected and affect one another. This collaborative, short-term treatment is goal-oriented and seeks to resolve present-day problems in your life.
Dialectical Behavior THerapy
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy originally developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan. You learn to balance acceptance of yourself in this moment with intense efforts to change your lives to increase adaptive functioning and decrease maladaptive behavior. The overarching goal of treatment with DBT is to help you develop “a life worth living”.
Acceptance Commitment Therapy
Acceptance commitment therapy (ACT), developed by Dr. Steven Hayes, stems from traditional behavior therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. You learn to stop avoiding, denying, and struggling with your emotions and, instead, accept that these deeper feelings are appropriate responses to certain situations that should not prevent you from moving forward in your life. With this understanding, you can begin to accept your struggles and distress and commit to making necessary changes in your behavior, regardless of what is going on in your life, and how you feel about it.