Types Of Insight Therapy

Most clients in therapy sessions do not only want to recover from a severe mental disorder. There are some of them who aim to achieve a better understanding of themselves. These individuals seek professional help because they want to acquire guidance from experts. They believe that they cannot do it without the support or assistance of therapists. They allow their insights to help them develop into better members of the society.

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In this article, our primary focus would be about insight therapy. We will look into the different kinds of this widespread practice used by several professionals all over the world. Many clients are also choosing this method over other forms of therapy. From the name itself, it can be inferred that this kind of treatment has something to do with insights. As we all know, insight pertains to one’s ability to understand and comprehend everything that is going around his surroundings or even his life in general.


Here are the common types of insight therapy:


Client-Centered Therapy


Being good at this can be a challenging task on the part of the therapists because they have to allow the client to lead the conversations. What they would do is ask the starting question and follow the lead of the troubled individual. They will not ask additional inquiries so as not to shift the focus to other aspects. The client is free to talk about anything that goes into his mind, and the therapist must go with the flow. “Therapy offers you a safe place where you can say anything without being judged or criticized. Over time, people usually feel better and see their lives improving.” Dave Kaplowitz, LMFT, CGP said.

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Interpersonal Therapy


The primary focus here is the relationship of the client with other persons. It addresses the several issues that a person has with his previous and present relationships. According to this view, an individual suffers from major disorders such as depression and anxiety because of problems in relationships with others. The client is taught how to relate and communicate with everyone around them.


Psychodynamic Therapy


Hannah Goodman, LMHC elaborates that “Psychodynamic therapy is insight oriented. In other words, this approach focuses on helping you gain insight into how your early life experiences” This works exactly like psychoanalysis wherein the primary objective is to identify the cause of the suffering experienced by the client involved. The people behind this practice believe that the present life of a person is a result of all the complexities of his life. Whatever one did in the past will affect his future. The therapists here are expected to know how to handle the different emotional states of their patients.

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Gestalt Therapy


This is a form of treatment that focuses on the current situation or present moment. The goal of this therapy is to motivate persons to understand that they must not be afraid of what is going to happen in their lives. The professionals in this field know what to say to prevent a particular client from experiencing suffering because of guilt or negative thoughts. The moment the objective is achieved, the client can start living a happier or better life.

“Therapy is a lot of work and this is important to keep in mind before starting. It’s imperative to understand this so that you can set realistic expectations for yourself.” –Nathaniel Cilley, LMHC.