Therapists at the Banyan Group are skilled in their area of types of therapy.  Some such as Addiction professionals, Sex therapists, Trauma therapists are additionally certified by advanced training.  Most therapist are familiar with several therapies which strongly influence the Patient’s treatment planning.  Their personal style may also be Eclectic where more than one theory is used to reach the therapeutic goals of treatment.

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Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT)

Cognitive therapy is a discussion based approach with you and your therapist.  In that you talk about your perceptions, thoughts, actions and why you act the way you do.  Now you can decide which areas you want to work on and what it is you need to do..  It requires changing your thoughts and acting in the manner you choose, changing your behavior.

Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy also know as trance work, Essentially a trance is an altered state of consciousness marked by decreased breadth and increased intensity of awareness. What distinguishes hypnotherapy is that it involves a deliberate choice to enter this state of consciousness for a goal. Individuals can not only experience hypnosis from a licensed practitioner, they can also become comfortable practicing and eventually mastering the techniques themselves. While the practitioner serves as a teacher or guide, the only person who can hypnotize you is you, since trance is a latent potential of your own mind. Therefore, all hypnosis is really self-hypnosis.

Interpersonal therapy (IPT)

IPT is brief and focused, much like CBT.   Patients closely examine their relationships with family, friends, coworkers, and other key people, with the goal of resolving interpersonal conflict by setting healthy emotional & psychological boundaries, improving communication skills, and building a more supportive personal network.

Online therapy

You can now get therapy on the Web, in real time. You can use instant messaging (IM), Facetime or set up one-to-one video services such as Skype.  This allows you to interact with your therapist much as you would in person. This may be particularly helpful if you are on vacation, have moved away from your therapist, lack transportation, live in a rural area, or are unable to see your therapist’s office for health reasons.

Psychoanalysis

Sigmund Freud developed psychoanalysis, which probes the patient’s psyche and brings unconscious impulses and behavior patterns to the surface. Rational drives are rooted in the unconscious but must bypass psychological resistance in the form of defense mechanisms before one’s drives can be brought into awareness.  Typically a long and lengthy exploration of self.

Psycho-dynamic therapy

Psycho dynamic therapy is similar to psychoanalysis in theory but sessions are less frequent weekly and the treatment is briefer usually a year or less.  Treatment still focuses on the unconscious, personal development, and the relationship between therapist and patient.

Sex Therapy

Many people come to sex therapy after individual psychotherapy fails to help them with their sexual problems. Sex therapists tailor the treatment to the person(s) before them.  Sex therapy views sexual issues as being resolved by specifically addressing them, rather than by the assumption that when the individuals in a relationship work out the relationship issues, the sex will just fall into place.