Evidence-based psychotherapy is mental health treatment that uses psychological approaches and techniques that are based on the best available research evidence. Evidence-based psychotherapy integrates the latest research with the goals and values of the client in order to achieve the best possible therapeutic outcome. The following is an overview of the types of evidence-based psychotherapy that Evidence-Based Associates offers:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an approach to therapy that focuses on changing the thoughts and behaviors that contribute to and maintain problems such as stress, anxiety and depression. CBT helps you to identify the thoughts and behaviors that are keeping you stuck in your current situation, and teaches you skills that you can use to change these thoughts and behaviors and develop new, more effective ways of responding to stress. CBT involves exercises and activities that are assigned between sessions so that you can practice the new skills that you are learning in therapy in your daily life.
CBT has been shown to be highly effective in the treatment of a variety of mental health conditions. Evidence-Based Associates offers the following specialized CBT treatments:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety and Depression
- Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Prolonged Exposure (PE) for PTSD
- Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)
- Imagery Rehearsal Therapy (IRT) for Nightmares
Mindfulness-based therapies help you to focus your attention on your present experience in a non-judgmental manner. By focusing on your present experience, you can direct your focus away from thoughts about the past and anxiety about the future, and instead observe and accept the present situation and all it has to offer, regardless of whether that is good or bad. Being aware of your present experience can give you the freedom and space to shape your behavior in a way that is consistent with how you want to live your life. Mindfulness-based therapies are experiential, and involve experiential exercises both during and outside of therapy sessions.
Mindfulness-based approaches have been shown to be effective across a wide-range of mental health conditions. Evidence-Based Associates offers the following mindfulness-based therapies:
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
- Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)