Types of Therapy

Psychotherapy approaches are many and varied. Some types of therapy have been in use for decades, such as person-centered therapy (also known as Rogerian therapy), and others are relatively new, like coherence therapy. Many are evidence-based and grounded in research, others are based in theory or rely on anecdotal evidence. There are many types that have been popularly accepted, others are cutting edge, and some remain controversial.

GoodTherapy.org is not in a position to endorse or disapprove of any therapy types, rather, we promote the use and awareness of the universal elements of good therapy that can be found across therapy types. Unfortunately, even a healthy model of therapy can be used in an unhealthy way. One of the most important factors that contributes to positive therapy outcomes is the selection of the right therapist.

Explore, research, and discover for yourself which kind of therapy may be the best fit for you. The following is a list of some of the more common therapy types:

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