Types of Therapy

Articles on therapies and modalities that can be used in both clinical or positive psychology centered coaching or therapy sessions.

Circular questioning

What Is Circular Questioning in Family Therapy? 20 Examples

Our mindset often becomes fixed regarding our family relationships, environment, and the obstacles in our way. Circular questioning can bring clarity and offers a valuable [...]

Therapeutic relationship

How to Build a Strong Therapeutic Relationship With Clients

A solid therapeutic relationship is vital for clients to get the most out of therapy and remain in treatment (DeAngelis, 2019). It’s as powerful, if [...]

Schema therapy books

17 Schema Therapy Books to Improve Your Counseling Skills

Therapists often turn to Schema Therapy (ST) when patients with psychological problems fail to respond to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (Young, Klosko, & Weishaar, 2006). ST is [...]

Termination in Therapy

Termination in Therapy: The Art of Gently Letting Clients Go

Successfully ending the relationship between therapist and client – known as termination – is a crucial aspect of psychotherapy (Joyce, Piper, Ogrodniczuk, & Klein, 2007). [...]

Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy

Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy: 12 Findings & Training Options

If any therapeutic approach were to raise an eyebrow or two, it would probably be psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. Therapy in itself can be intense, challenging, and [...]

Interpersonal Therapy

21 Best Interpersonal Therapy Techniques & Worksheets [PDF]

Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) began in the late 1960s with a research experiment to understand pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy’s efficacy in treating depression (Markowitz & Weissman, 2012). [...]

Engaging with clients

How to Engage and Motivate Clients in Therapy

Have you ever given thought to how to achieve outcomes in therapy? Longstanding research in community and hospital settings (Paul, 1967; Kiresuk & Sherman, 1968) [...]

Naikan Therapy

Naikan Therapy: Applying the Japanese Art of Self-Reflection

In their early teens, my eldest daughter and her friends would leave Post-it notes for people to find in the town nearby. On each was [...]


Does Hypnotherapy Really Work? 10+ Scientific Findings

Hypnosis is a deep state of relaxation, focus, and increased suggestibility. Yet, it is not exceptional. We regularly find ourselves lost in thought, adrift in [...]

Gestalt Therapy Explained: History, Definition and Examples

Have you ever heard the terms “closure” or “unfinished business”? These terms have become part of the cultural lexicon, yet few know that their roots [...]

3 Positive CBT Exercises (PDF)