Types of Therapy—Which One is Right for Me?

DBT, CBT, IFS, EMDR…what do they mean?

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I often think there is something strange about searching for a therapist. Website’s like Psychology Today list “types of therapy” under treatment approach as if we, the prospective clients, know what the heck they are talking about. CBT, EFT, DBT, IFS, AEDP, EMDR—wait—what?




Cedarwood is a collective of counsellors in Vancouver, BC. We provide warm, effective, and evidenced counselling to youth and adults experiencing problems affecting mental health and well-being. Sometimes we write, too.

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Casey Braga

Casey Braga

I’m just trying to learn as much as I can when I’m here. Student of counselling psych and my many mistakes. Soft-hearted, open-minded, slow-moving.

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