Psychotherapy has many forms. Below are just of the few contexts in which psychotherapy might be used.

  1. Individual Psychotherapy

    Deciding on what kind of therapy is right for you is a difficult process. The therapists at PATHS are highly skilled in many different modalities, and will help you decide what is the best fit for you. All of our treatments are based on solid research evidence to support their use and methods have been tried and testing as giving extremely positive results for many years.

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is based on the theory that our thoughts and feelings influence one another. By changing our thoughts, we can also change how we feel about ourselves and those around us. CBT is the overarching theory for many specialized types of therapy including:

  2. Group Psychotherapy

    When going through difficult times, many people feel alone and isolated, believing that no-one understands what they are dealing with. Group therapy is a way to learn new skills, experience yourself in a unique way, and share is an environment where the other group members are dealing with the same or similar issues. Modalities for group therapy include all of those methods for individual therapy, with the addition of having the ability to interact with one another benefiting from the giving and receiving of peer as well as therapist feedback.

  3. Couples Therapy

    Relationship issues are some of the most challenging and emotionally draining times people face in their lives. Navigating through the pain of infidelity, learning better ways to communicate thoughts and feelings without hurting the other person, co-parenting, or simply learning how to love one another, can all be addressed in therapy where both parties are engaged and involved together in the therapeutic process. Couples therapy is very effective in creating and maintaining strong relationship bonds that can last a lifetime. Our therapist are highly trained in the use of specific tools to assist couples in becoming fully connected in their relationships.

  4. Family Therapy

    This is a type psychotherapy that works towards changing the system of the family so that all members are able to develop to their potential. Whether there is an individual who has been identified as the one needing help, the whole family dynamic can be helped through systematic changes and working together. Family therapy works to achieve supportive long term roles between family and extended family members.

  5. Play Therapy

    Most often used with children and adolescents, play therapy is a very powerful medium that reaches the child's emotions in a non threatening and more natural way. All children learn about the world around them through play. They explore their thoughts and feelings, try and test out their strengths and collect the information they get back to help them develop and grow. Using play tools, the therapist is able to access the complex inner workings of the child's emotions in a fun way, and can assist them in trying out new skills to change problematic behaviors, and cope with the needs and demands of growing up. Many disorders that begin in childhood including ADHD, Asperger's Syndrome, Autism, Anxiety, Depression and Pediatric Bipolar Disorder, can be treated with play therapy in addition to other therapy modalities.