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Understanding Different Therapy Approaches: A Guide for New Patients

Different Approaches to Therapy

Trying to choose a therapist is a bit like scrolling through the endless options on your favorite streaming service – a mix of excitement, curiosity, and the occasional, “Where do I even start?” Fear not, for we’re here to be your guides on this cinematic adventure of self-discovery. Read on to get a quick preview of four of the major therapeutic approaches you’ll find offered at the Truism Center.

The Classic Blockbuster: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

In the world of therapy genres, CBT is our Hollywood heavyweight. Picture it as the blockbuster of mental health treatments, focusing on the dynamic duo of thoughts and behaviors. Your therapist becomes the script doctor, fine-tuning the narrative of your life movie. Need a plot twist? They’ve got you covered.

The Feel-Good Indie: Humanistic Therapy

Enter the realm of personal growth and self-actualization – the indie film of therapeutic approaches. Here, your therapist takes on the role of a supportive director, helping you craft the authentic storyline you deserve. It’s not about conforming to a script; it’s about embracing your unique narrative and finding your voice in the story of you.


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The Action-Packed Thriller: Psychodynamic Therapy

For those who love delving into the mysteries of the mind, psychodynamic therapy is your go-to thriller. Imagine your therapist as a mental detective, uncovering hidden clues in the depths of your unconscious. It’s a captivating journey into the shadows of your psyche, shining a light on the roots of your behaviors and patterns.

The Sci-Fi Adventure: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

In the realm of therapeutic innovations, EMDR stands out as the sci-fi adventure of mental health treatments. Think of it as Jedi training for your mind, using guided eye movements to process trauma and overcome past challenges. It’s a unique approach that takes you on a journey through the Force of your own consciousness.


There you have it—a brief glimpse into the therapeutic options that you can choose from. Did one method stick out to you as particularly interesting? Remember, there’s no one-size-fits-all in the world of therapy – you might not like the same shows as your partner or friends, and that’s ok! Once you understand what works for you, you can dive in. 

Roll Credits on Your Therapeutic Odyssey

As you navigate this terrain of self-discovery, know that at The Truism Center, we’re here to support and guide you through every twist and turn. Therapy is a personal journey, and it’s okay to explore until you find what resonates with you. Embrace the process, and let your unique mental health narrative unfold – it’s a story worth telling. 

Still have questions about therapy? Read the most common questions people have about therapy, and their answers here.



Robb Kornoelje is the owner of The Truism Center, a relationship enthusiast, and the creator of the “30-Day Relationship Challenge.” This 30-day email course offers gentle guidance to identify behaviors causing trouble, find ease with emotions, and enhance self-awareness. With a focus on stress-free communication, the challenge encourages a stronger connection with others, nurturing compassion, and fostering forgiveness. Join Robb on this journey to improve the fabric of your relationships—one day at a time.