Psychotherapy is the treatment of mental health disorders and mental duress through psychological rather than medical approaches. Psychotherapy is administered by a trained therapist and can utilize a variety of techniques and strategies. Because each of us is unique, mental health and co-occurring disorders impact each of us differently. What is best for one person might not work for another. Therefore determining what type of psychotherapy is the most helpful depends upon each person’s unique needs. If you need adult mental health services, the team at Rose Hill Center will work with you to determine the best approaches for your needs. To learn more about the different types of psychotherapy available, contact us at 866.367.0220.
Understanding Psychotherapy vs. Counseling
People often use the terms “counselor” and “psychotherapist” interchangeably, but there are some distinctions between the two. Generally speaking, a psychotherapist can provide counseling, but not all counselors have trained in psychotherapy. However, there is a great deal of overlap among them.
By definition, a counselor is an advisor, so technically, anyone who offers advice can call themselves a counselor. There are, for example, spiritual counselors, life coach counselors, and financial counselors. Counseling involves two or more people working together to solve a specific problem. The counselor targets a particular symptom or problematic situation and offers guidance and support while the client discovers new ways to manage the situation.
Psychotherapy treatment involves exploring how past issues can contribute to present-day problems. The psychotherapist helps clients gain insight into chronic mental health issues by focusing on their thought processes and how life experiences influence them. In other words, psychotherapy aims to uncover the root causes of current problems so that lasting change and growth can occur.
The Different Types of Psychotherapy
There are many ways to treat mental health and co-occurring disorders effectively. The methods chosen will depend upon the psychotherapist and the needs of the individual. Most psychotherapists use an integrated approach that uses multiple different therapies to customize an individual treatment plan. Some common evidence-based types of psychotherapy include:
- Interpersonal psychotherapy (ITP) – During individual and group sessions, ITP focuses on relieving symptoms by improving relationships and communication. Focus is on the here-and-now versus the past.
- Individual therapy – This involves working one-on-one with a therapist and can draw on multiple treatment modalities.
- Group therapy – Small groups of individuals who share common goals can receive and offer peer support while practicing new behaviors and coping skills.
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) – Helps identify, understand, and change the thoughts and feelings that influence behaviors.
Trauma-informed therapy – Recognizes trauma symptoms, acknowledges the impacts of trauma on current functioning, and works to heal trauma.
At Rose Hill Center, we believe in providing supportive therapy to all of our residents. Supportive therapy relies on the therapeutic alliance, or working relationship, between the resident and the therapist to promote growth and healing. Research has shown that supportive therapy is effective in treating a variety of mental health disorders.
Promoting Healing at Rose Hill Center
Rose Hill Center is one of the nation’s leading long-term mental health treatment facilities. Through our years of experience providing psychotherapy in Michigan, we know the value of residential care for treating severe mental health conditions effectively. We specialize in the treatment of disorders including:
- Personality disorders
- Schizoaffective disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Co-occurring disorder
Mental health disorders can take over your life. Attempts to self-medicate with drugs or alcohol or ignore the symptoms of your mental illness will only worsen the problems in the long run. Help is available at Rose Hill Center. Psychotherapy counseling can help you uncover the causes of your mental health and co-occurring disorders and teach you how to manage your symptoms to live the life you deserve.
Seek Treatment at Rose Hill Center
For nearly 30 years, Rose Hill Center has been providing top-rated residential mental health treatment to individuals seeking a better way of life. Recovery is a process that works differently for each individual, but it is possible for all. Call us today at 866.367.0220 to learn more about the different types of psychotherapy offered at Rose Hill Center.