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Dr. Michelle Rad, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Individual Therapy

There are more than fifty types of therapeutic approaches. I use a number of them based on my clients' needs. 

Client-Centered Therapy [Person-Centered Therapy, PCT, CCT or Rogerian Therapy] (Part of the Humanistic Category of Therapy)
Client-centered therapy focuses as much on the client as possible. The therapist provides little authority or direction. Instead he or she offers subtle guidance and encourages the client to take control of their destiny.
CCT therapists show more concern and care than more analytical therapists. They put more time and effort into empathizing with clients.
Cognitive or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy [CBT] (part of the behavioral category)
CBT treats dysfunctional thinking that leads to maladaptive behaviors, mental illness and negative emotion. It focuses on thoughts rather than the client as a person.
Existential Therapy (part of the humanistic category)
Existential therapy emphasizes and helps clients manage aspects of the human condition, including the givens of human existence: isolation, meaninglessness, mortality and freedom. Psychotherapists such as Irvin Yalom derived it from existential philosophy.
Gestalt Therapy (part of the humanistic category)
Gestalt therapy emphasizes personal responsibility and helps clients focus on the present. It also stresses the development of the therapist-client relationship/alliance, the social context of the client’s life, awareness, attitudes and direct feelings and perceptions rather than interpretations.
Psychoanalytic or Psychodynamic Therapy
The psychodynamic approach explores unconscious feelings/thoughts and the impact of the past on the present. It is the oldest type of psychotherapy and closest to what Freud created.