WHICH THERAPEUTIC APPROACH IS RIGHT FOR ME?
There is no single answer to this question. Some therapeutic approaches are aimed at treating a wide range of mental disorders (such as the psychoanalytic trends). Others are designed for the treatment of clearly defined problems (for example, behavioural therapy). Specific approaches have been proven successful with trauma treatment (after Reddemann, for example) and the treatment of severe personality disorders (Mentalisation-based therapy or schema therapy, for example).
When choosing an approach, one’s perception of oneself plays an important role: Do you see yourself as “mechanistic” and wish to be “set” correctly (behavioural therapy)? Or are you interested in your inner development (psychoanalytic approach)? Do you prefer gaining insights into your inner self, answering questions and resolving conflicts, or do you want to primarily focus on creating a better future?
To find out more about my approach, see: About Me, My C.V., and Ethics in Psychotherapy.