Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a specific type of psychotherapy that is different from traditional “talk therapy.” A few key differences are that CBT is research-based, more structured, and and more goal-directed than other types of therapies. If you are looking for more of a “hands on” or an active approach, CBT might be a … Read more Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Portland, Oregon
People can experience many difficulties with sleep throughout their lives. Some people are often told by their parents that even as small children they were never “good sleepers.” Some people experience issues with sleep following a stressful or traumatic event in their life. Sometimes issues with sleep just seem to come out of nowhere. However people … Read more What Exactly is Insomnia? (and what you can do about it)
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a serious and disabling problem for many people. Understandably, many people seek out medication to help with this problem, and research is shown that medication can be helpful some people. However, research is also very clear that particular proven forms of psychotherapy work much better than medication for OCD. A newly … Read more Psychotherapy vs. Medication for OCD – Which is More Effective?
Here at Portland Psychotherapy, we spend a lot of time researching the most effective treatments for problems in living. Too often, though, there’s a disconnect between what the research says works and what is often used in practice. Not only is it difficult to educate the public but even mental health professionals can have difficulty … Read more What do people think is the best treatment for anxiety?