Style of Therapy

Sound Mind Northwest operates on the belief that therapy should be solution-focused and goal-oriented.

The best style of therapy for any individual depends on that individual’s goals. Mental health, recovery, and stability all contribute to ongoing health and wellness.

Below are some of the mental health therapy tools that are commonly used at Sound Mind Northwest:

Mindfulness: Mindfulness involves intentionally bringing one’s attention to the internal and external experiences occurring in the present moment. Mindfulness skills can be very effective for individuals desiring to gain better control of their thoughts and behaviors, which in turn assists them greatly in their recovery.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): CBT is an evidenced-based style of therapy focused on how a person’s thoughts, behaviors, and moods interact with each other. CBT is effective for a variety of issues, especially anxiety and depressive disorders.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT): DBT is an evidence-based therapy designed to help people change patterns of behavior that are not helpful, such as self-harm, suicidal thinking, and substance abuse.