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Individual Therapy Methods

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In a nutshell, psychotherapy offers a relationship in which people can express their feelings freely, gain insight into their problems, develop control over their lives, and increase capacity for work and for love.

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Our Approach: Tailoring Evidence-Based Individual Therapy Methods to Your Unique Situation

At Mile High Psychology, we recognize that everyone’s journey through therapy is unique, influenced by personal experiences, challenges, and aspirations. Our objective is to tailor evidence-based therapeutic approaches to meet your unique needs.

Below, we outline some of the primary methods used in individual therapy.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has undergone extensive research and has demonstrated efficacy in treating a wide range of mental health issues, including anxiety and depression.

A core principle of CBT involves identifying unhelpful thoughts and patterns of behavior that contribute to emotional distress. This crucial step lays the foundation for cultivating more accurate and descriptive thoughts, while simultaneously fostering healthier habits and coping mechanisms.

CBT provides a framework for identifying and challenging inaccurate thoughts, replacing them with realistic and positive alternatives. This therapeutic approach also provides new skills, problem-solving techniques, and effective coping strategies.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Similar to CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is backed by substantial research and has been shown to be effective in treating a wide range of mental health conditions, such as anxiety and depression.

At its core, ACT aims to enhance psychological flexibility—an essential component of mental well-being. This approach encourages a nuanced understanding of one’s thoughts and feelings, empowering individuals to respond to life’s challenges in a mindful and less reactive manner.

ACT techniques are strategically designed to facilitate more constructive engagement with your thoughts and emotions. Moreover, this method places a strong focus on the identification of your core values. Aligning your actions with these values not only aids in making values-based, goal-oriented decisions but also steers you towards a life imbued with greater fulfillment.

In our experience, ACT serves as both a valuable component of therapeutic intervention and a meaningful personal philosophy that can significantly enhance overall well-being.

Positive Psychology

At Mile High Psychology, we incorporate the principles of positive psychology into both our individual therapy and executive coaching services. Positive psychology is a well-researched discipline that centers on the role of positive emotions, strengths, and virtues in fostering a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling.

The field of positive psychology has made significant contributions to our understanding of human flourishing and has opened up new pathways for personal growth, such as fostering optimism, bolstering self-esteem, and building resilience.

Within the context of our therapeutic practice, we leverage positive psychology to accentuate your innate strengths and virtues. We collaborate closely with you to identify these unique qualities and help you establish goals that are deeply aligned with your core values.

To this end, we employ a variety of techniques and tools from the realm of positive psychology, including gratitude journals, mindfulness exercises, and strategies for nurturing positive relationships.

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

While psychodynamic psychotherapy has its roots in early psychoanalytic theories, it has evolved substantially to meet the demands of modern mental health care. Contrary to the stereotype of reclining on a couch and revisiting long-forgotten memories, contemporary psychodynamic psychotherapy is a targeted and effective modality supported by a robust body of research.

By integrating aspects of psychodynamic therapy, we can facilitate a deeper exploration and understanding of how past experiences may shape present behaviors. This becomes especially valuable when addressing deep-rooted patterns of behavior that disrupt important areas of life, such as intimate relationships or career choices. Through this form of insight-oriented therapy, you are empowered to make more informed choices, enabling you to steer your life toward more fulfilling outcomes.

At Mile High Psychology, we find that weaving elements of psychodynamic therapy into our broader therapeutic practices, such as CBT and ACT, can enrich the therapeutic experience for many individuals.

Discover Your Path to Well-Being with Our Diverse Therapeutic Approaches

Embarking on a journey towards mental wellness is a deeply personal endeavor. At Mile High Psychology, we are committed to walking beside you every step of the way, providing a tailored therapeutic experience grounded in evidence-based methods.

Our therapeutic approach spans Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Positive Psychology, and Psychodynamic Therapy, among others. This multifaceted approach aims to meet you where you are, helping you leverage your strengths and fostering growth in areas that hold potential for improvement.

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