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Explore Different Therapeautic Modalities

One of our core values at Orchard Mental Health Group is diversity. Our psychotherapy providers have diverse backgrounds and sets of expertise, which allow us to tailor our treatment to our equally diverse clientele. Here are some of the different types of psychotherapy that clients can explore with us.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

focuses on identifying and challenging negative thought patterns and developing coping strategies to change behavior and improve mood

CBT is often considered one of the most common types of psychotherapy. It’s widely used and has been extensively researched for its effectiveness in treating a variety of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).



CBT is structured form of therapy that typically follows a specific format and focuses on specific goals and objectives. Sessions are often organized around identifying and challenging negative thought patterns and developing coping strategies.



CBT is an evidence-based therapy, meaning that it has been extensively researched and has demonstrated effectiveness for a wide range of mental health conditions. It’s supported by a large body of scientific evidence.



Also, CBT is a collaborative approach to therapy, with the therapist and client working together as a team to identify and address the client’s goals and challenges. The therapist takes an active role in guiding the process, but the client is encouraged to take an active role in their own treatment.



MBCT emphasizes mindfulness practices, such as meditation and mindful movement, to help clients become more aware of their thoughts, feelings, and bodily sensations in the present moment.


Cognitive Restructuring

Similar to traditional CBT, MBCT helps clients recognize and change negative thought patterns that contribute to depression and anxiety.


Prevention of Relapse

One of the primary goals of MBCT is to prevent relapse in clients who have experienced depression. By teaching mindfulness skills, MBCT aims to help clients recognize early signs of relapse and respond to them in a more skillful way.



MBCT encourages clients to adopt an attitude of acceptance and compassion toward themselves and their experiences, helping them to develop a greater sense of self-compassion and reduce self-criticism.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

helps clients develop a different relationship with their thoughts and feelings

MBCT It is an approach to psychotherapy that combines elements of BCT with mindfulness techniques. MBCT is designed to help people who suffer from recurrent depression by teaching them to become more aware of their thoughts and feelings and to relate to them in a more accepting and compassionate way. It’s often delivered in group settings and involves practices such as meditation, yoga, and cognitive restructuring.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

focuses on helping clients develop psychological flexibility and making choices in line with what truly matters

ACT is a type of therapy that is based on the idea that trying to avoid or control unwanted experiences can lead to psychological distress and can interfere with living a meaningful and fulfilling life. Instead, ACT teaches individuals to accept these negative experiences as a natural part of being human and to choose behaviors that are consistent with their values and goals.

ACT is often deemed the “cousin” of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) because it has some similar underpinnings to CBT in that it incorporates both cognitive and behavioral aspects, but looks at behavior and cognitions through a different lens. ACT also finds inspiration through Buddhist teachings.



Acceptance involves acknowledging and making room for painful thoughts, feelings, and sensations, rather than trying to avoid or control them.


Cognitive Defusion

Cognitive defusion involves learning to see thoughts as they are, rather than as true or important. By defusing from our thoughts, we can reduce their negative impact.


Present Focus

This value emphasizes the importance of being fully present and engaged in the here and now. This helps us better appreciate our experiences and make conscious choices.



Self-as-context involves recognizing that we are more than just our thoughts, feelings, and experiences.



Values are what we find meaningful and important in life. By clarifying our values, we can make decisions and take actions that are in line with what truly matters to us.


Committed Action

Committed action involves taking effective action guided by our values, even when it is difficult or uncomfortable, regardless of what comes next.



Like MBCT and ACT, DBT places a strongluy emphasises on mindfulness practice, which helps clients become more aware of their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, and to develop more effective ways of responding to them.


Distress Tolerance

DBT teaches skills for tolerating distressing emotions without resorting to impulsive or self-destructive behaviors, helping clients cope with intense emotions in a healthier way.


Emotion Regulation

DBT helps clients develop skills for identifying, understanding, and managing their emotions, so that they may become more adept at navigating their emotional experiences and reducing emotional vulnerability.


Interpersonal Effectiveness

DBT teaches skills for improving communication, setting boundaries, and building healthy relationships. These skills help clients develop more satisfying and fulfilling interpersonal connections.


Dialectical Strategies

DBT uses dialectical strategies to help clients find a balance between acceptance and change, in order to move forward.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

focuses on helping clients who struggle with emotional dysregulation, unstable relationships, and impulsive behaviors

Originally developed to treat individuals with borderline personality disorder (BPD), DBT has been adapted for use with other mental health conditions as well.

DBT is a type of therapy that helps clients learn new ways of coping with intense emotions and improving their relationships. Like other therapeutic modalities such as MBCT and ACT, DBT, teaches skills like mindfulness (paying attention to the present moment without judgment), but it also teaches distress tolerance (which is handling difficult situations without making them worse). Additionally, DBT focuses on regulating emotions and improving communication skills.

As is the overarching goal of therapy, DBT aims to help clients people build a more balanced and fulfilling life.

Psychodynamic Therapy (PDT)

explores the unconscious processes and unresolved conflicts that contribute to a person’s current thoughts, emotions, and behaviors

The goal of PDT is to help individuals gain insight into these underlying issues and develop healthier ways of coping with them.

PDT is a type of therapy that is based on the belief that early childhood experiences and relationships with caregivers can shape a person’s personality and relationships later in life. By exploring these early experiences and the ways in which they are still affecting the individual, the client can work towards letting go and living a more fulfilling life.

In PDT sessions, our therapists help clients explore their thoughts, emotions, and memories to gain insight into their inner world. This exploration helps clients understand why they think, feel, and behave the way they do. With awareness of their unconscious thoughts and patterns, clients can make healthier choices and improve their relationships.


Unconscious Processes

PDT views the mind as having both conscious and unconscious aspects. Unconscious processes, such as repressed memories and unresolved conflicts, can influence behavior without the individual being aware of them.


Defense Mechanisms

PDT explores the ways in which individuals protect themselves from painful thoughts and feelings through defense mechanisms such as repression, denial, and projection. By becoming aware of these defense mechanisms, clients can begin to address the underlying issues they are designed to protect against.



PDT recognizes that the relationship between the therapist and the client can mirror past relationships, particularly with caregivers. This phenomenon, known as transference, can provide valuable insights into the client’s early experiences and relationship patterns.


Insight & Interpretation

PDT often involves the therapist interpreting the client’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to help them gain insight into their unconscious processes. This insight can lead to greater self-awareness and the ability to make positive changes in behavior.

Many of our care providers host virtual sessions.

Single-Session Therapy (SST)

aims to achieve meaningful a change in, or a resolution for a client’s issue within a single therapy session

Unlike traditional therapeutic models that involve multiple sessions over an extended period, single-session therapy, also known as one-session therapy or brief therapy, is designed to be focused, intensive, and solution-oriented.

The primary goal of this type of therapy is to provide immediate assistance and support to individuals who may not have access to or need extended therapy. It is particularly useful for addressing specific problems or concerns that can be effectively dealt with in a shorter time frame. The approach is often applied to issues such as phobias, specific anxieties, habit control, decision-making, or minor behavioral adjustments.

It’s important to note that the effectiveness of SST can vary depending on the individual and the specific concern being addressed. Some clients may require ongoing therapy or additional sessions to achieve sustained change and growth.


Brief and Targeted

SST concentrates on addressing the client’s primary concern efficiently and effectively. 



SST focuses on finding solutions and fostering change rather than dwelling extensively on the client’s past or other issues.


Assessment and intervention

The therapist thoroughly assesses the client’s problem and uses appropriate interventions and techniques are utilized to facilitate change within the session.


Active & Collaborative Process

The client and therapist work collaboratively as a team, with the client playing an active role in the therapeutic proces.


Time-Limited Structure

SST has a pre-determined time limit of one hour. This time constraint creates a sense of urgency and focuses the therapist and client on efficiently addressing the main issue.


Follow-Up & Referral

In cases where additional sessions are required or if the client’s concerns extend beyond the scope of single-session therapy, appropriate referrals may be provided to ensure ongoing support.



Our trained counselor will work together with the client as partners, with our counselor guiding the conversation rather than directing it.


Understanding Discrepancy & Evoking Change

In MI, our counselor helps the client explore the discrepancy between their current behavior and their goals or values, which can motivate change. In a session, we seek to evoke the client’s own reasons for change, rather than imposing external motivations.


Compassion & Autonomy

With empathy and understanding, our counselor respects the client’s autonomy and supports their ability to make their own choices.

Motivational Interviewing (MI)

can be used on its own or in conjunction with other therapeutic approaches to address a wide range of issues

MI is an evidence-based approach that is often used in counseling and psychotherapy to help individuals explore and resolve ambivalence about behavior change. It’s a technique used in healthcare and addiction treatment settings. Many of our psychotherapy professionals are adept in MI.

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