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Psychotherapy involves the treatment of mental health disorders and dual diagnosis through psychological rather than medical practices. Each of us is unique, so therapy best for one person might not work for another. Determining the most helpful type of psychotherapy depends upon each person’s individual needs. At Harmony Hills, our mental health treatment therapy programs are customizable to suit each client’s individual treatment needs.

Deciding to seek mental health therapy can be overwhelming, with many treatment options available. If you have questions about what types of psychotherapy can benefit you or your loved one, the experienced professionals at Harmony Hills can help. Call us at 855.494.0357.

group participating in a psychotherapy programThe Different Types of Psychotherapy Programs

There are many ways to treat mental health and co-occurring disorders effectively. The methods chosen will depend upon the therapist and the needs of the individual. Most psychotherapists use an integrated approach that draws from multiple therapies to customize an individual treatment plan. Some common evidence-based types of psychotherapy include:

  • Interpersonal psychotherapy (ITP) – Offered in individual and group sessions, ITP focuses on relieving symptoms by improving relationships and communication. The focus is on the present versus the past.
  • Individual therapy involves working one-on-one with a therapist and drawing on multiple treatment modalities.
  • Group therapy – Small groups of individuals who share similar challenges and goals can receive peer support while practicing new behaviors and coping skills.
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) – Helps identify, understand, and change the unhealthy thoughts and feelings that influence maladaptive behaviors.
  • Trauma-informed therapy – Recognizes trauma symptoms, acknowledges the impacts of trauma on current functioning, and works to heal trauma.

At Harmony Hills, we believe in providing supportive therapy to each client. Supportive treatment relies on the therapeutic alliance, or working relationship, between clients and therapists to promote growth and healing. Research has shown that supportive therapy effectively treats various mental health disorders.

How to Get the Most Out of a Psychotherapy Program

In mental health and co-occurring disorders treatment, the outcomes are directly tied to your commitment to the process, no matter what therapy options are available. Successful recovery relies on your ability to engage in treatment fully. Many people are unable to be objective about their need for treatment. Still, others are in denial about the extent of how their symptoms are impacting not only their lives but the lives of their loved ones.

Accepting the need for mental health treatment and settling into a mental health treatment program requires an adjustment period. When you or your loved one comes to Harmony Hills, the first two weeks involve settling in and meeting with your multidisciplinary treatment team to gain a complete understanding of your needs to develop the best course of treatment. When your individualized treatment plan has been established, consider these tips for getting the most out of your psychotherapy program in Florida:

  • Set specific goals – Identifying goals for therapy helps direct the course of sessions and measure progress. Seeing progress helps you stay motivated.
  • Do not hold back – Successful therapy relies on your complete honesty. It can be hard to open up initially but remember, therapy is a judgment-free safe space.
  • Do the work – Therapy involves more than just talking. You have to make an effort to apply what you talk about to your daily life.
  • Focus on the bigger picture – One of the goals of therapy is to find relief from your symptoms. However, you also need to uncover the root causes of your symptoms.
  • Do not expect advice – The therapist’s role is to guide you in making healthy changes. While they will give you things to work on, do not expect them to provide you with answers to the “why” of things.

Overall, the best tip about getting the most out of a psychotherapy program in Florida is to be patient. Therapy is hard work, and it is easy to get frustrated when you feel like you are not progressing quickly enough. Remember, therapy is not a quick fix. It took time for your challenges to develop, and it will take time to overcome them as well.

Discover the Benefits of a Psychotherapy Program in Florida at Harmony Hills

Mental health disorders can take over your life. Attempts to self-medicate with drugs or alcohol or ignore your mental illness symptoms only make things worse. Help is available at Harmony Hills. We provide comprehensive residential mental health treatment for a wide range of disorders, including:

Psychotherapy is key to helping you uncover the causes of your mental health and co-occurring disorders and teaching you how to manage your symptoms to live the life you deserve. Contact Harmony Hills at 855.494.0357 to learn more.

Clinically Reviewed By:
Melinda Marino, LCSW, QS

Melinda Marino, LCSW, is a distinguished mental health professional based in Florida, boasting a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's in Social Work from the prestigious University of Central Florida. With two decades of expertise in the field, and a decade of Licensed Expertise, Melinda's journey includes a pivotal two-year role at Harmony Hills, where she ascended from Clinical Director to the esteemed position of Executive Director within a year. Her exceptional leadership has not only fostered growth within the team and organization but also exemplifies her unwavering commitment to excellence. Beyond her professional endeavors, Melinda finds fulfillment as an avid Cheer Mom, balancing her dedication to her family with her passion for community engagement.