Psychotherapy delves deep into your presenting problem, relying on past experiences, understanding how your personality was shaped over the years, and arrives at an informed solution based on this background. Psychotherapy aims to get to the root of the problem, making it a more detailed process. It is used in cases of trauma, childhood abuse, PTSD, personality disorders, mood disorders, among others.
Counseling is a relatively shorter process in comparison to psychotherapy, revolving around guided problem solving, where a counselor aids the client in exploring various aspects of the “self” and arriving at a solution. Focusing on adjustment issues and coping with everyday problems, counseling helps with gaining emotional stability, and leading a rewarding life.
Cognitive therapy focuses on present thinking, behavior, and communication rather than on past experiences and is oriented toward problem solving. Through cognitive therapy, we will help you deal with negative and ineffective thinking patterns. It is a relatively short-term form of psychotherapy based on the concept that the nature of our thoughts influences our emotions, and thereby our behavior. Cognitive therapy has been applied to a broad range of problems including depression, anxiety, panic, phobias, eating disorders, substance abuse, and personality problems.
Behaviour therapy aims to replace unhealthy and maladaptive behaviours by facilitating the learning and reinforcement of positive, healthy responses. According to this approach, modifying one’s behaviour in turn influences our feelings. Behaviour therapy is most effective in substance abuse and other forms of addiction.
REBT focuses on disputing rigid irrational beliefs that cause psychological discomfort. A very specific and goal focused therapy, REBT aims to resolve the distressing underlying beliefs that in turn affect your emotions and actions. Issues such as anger, obsessive-compulsive tendencies, marital discord, and personality problems are among the many problems that REBT is effective in resolving.
Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) places its focus on solving problems that arise due to friction in your relationships with family and friends, by investigating these relationships, and also how you perceive yourself in the relationship, thereby taking a holistic view of the situation into account. The goal is to help you identify, understand, manage, and modify interpersonal problems, consequently enhancing the give and take in your relationships. The underlying theory is that a person’s psychological disturbances are often also a result of their interactions and relationships.
Family therapy aims to improve the quality of familial interactions and communication. Along with personal conflicts, it also addresses the underlying differences between members and faulty communication patterns, and contributes towards resolving them. We target not only the presenting issues, but also work towards establishing healthy communication between family members so as to reduce frequent misunderstandings and maintaining a congenial environment at home.
A cathartic process, art has been found therapeutic in the treatment of various mental illnesses which helps develop spontaneity, emotional repairing, and self-transformation. Art therapy is a great mode of releasing pent up emotions, assisting individuals in identifying areas of turmoil, resolving conflicts, exploring, and expressing themselves.
Play therapy employs various recreational activities aimed at allowing the child to express himself, cope with their emotional stress/ trauma and modify their ineffective behavioral patterns. The therapist achieves the above goal by creating a safe, familiar space for the child to work in.
We provide premarital counseling, wherein we prepare couples for a married life based on their personalities, aspirations, expectations, lifestyles, and families. This also helps them gain clarity when they are in dilemma about their partner – if he or she is right for them and when the couple disagrees about getting married.
Marital counseling helps resolve conflicts between married couples, the focus being on improving communication, viewing problems objectively, understanding your partner’s perspective, certain issues related to intimacy and also helping you with decision making, as a couple.
Relaxation technique is a therapeutic process that helps you attain a state of increased calmness, or otherwise reduce levels of anxiety, stress or tension. While no one can avoid all stress, through guided relaxation, you can counteract it by learning how to evoke the relaxation response – a state of deep rest that is the polar opposite of the stress response. Relaxation techniques often help people with sleep problems, high anxiety, and panic attacks.
Psychodrama – a novel form of group psychotherapy which utilities creative, guided drama for the purpose of exploring and treating issues related to mental health. It is an alternative to traditional individual therapy aiming to gain insights into underlying beliefs, to resolve internal conflicts/ emotions and to bring about a positive behavior change.