Dallas, TX Psychotherapist, Mason McCamey, MS, LPC Offers Five Different Therapeutic Approaches to Best Assist his Clients
Therapy Approach in Dallas, TX: Dallas Psychotherapist, Mason McCamey works with patients of all ages at therapy office. During his sessions, Mason will mainly work with five different therapy approaches depending on the specific needs of the client. These therapeutic approaches are Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Family Systems Therapy.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a Talking Approach that Helps a Person Manage a Problem by Changing the Way They Think and Behave
Mason works with CBT as a way to boost happiness by modifying one’s negative thoughts, behaviors and emotions. This approach used at our Dallas office focuses on encouraging clients to challenge their distorted thoughts and work to change any destructive behaviors they have. CBT allows a person to identify harmful thoughts, determine whether these thoughts are accurate depictions of reality and, if they are not, come up with strategies to overcome these thoughts.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an Action-Oriented Approach that Teaches Mindfulness Skills to Develop Psychological Flexibility
When ACT is practiced by Mason in his sessions, clients will learn to stop avoiding, denying and struggling with their inner emotions. Instead, they will learn to accept these feelings are necessary responses to certain situations that should not stop them from progressing in their daily lives. When clients learn to accept this, they will, in turn, accept their issues and commit to making the changes that are necessary regardless of how they feel about the changes and what is going on in their lives.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Provides Clients with Skills to Manage Painful Emotions and Decrease Conflict in Relationships
Mason works with DBT at his Dallas psychotherapy office as it is an approach that focuses specifically on providing therapeutic skills in four main areas:
- Mindfulness: This works on improving a person’s ability to accept the current moment and to be present in it.
- Distress Tolerance: Rather than trying to escape from one’s negative emotion, distress tolerance focuses on increasing tolerance to it.
- Emotion Regulation: This employs techniques that will help someone manage and change intense emotions that are causing problems in their life.
- Interpersonal Effectiveness: Strategies for this allow clients to communicate with people in ways that are assertive, strengthen relationships, and maintain self-respect.
Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Addresses the Needs of Those Impacted by Trauma and Who are Struggling to Overcome its Effects
TF-CBT is an approach that is especially sensitive to children and teens with post-traumatic stress and mood disorders as a result from grief, violence or abuse they have experienced. Being that the client is usually a child, Mason often brings non-offending parents or caregivers into the treatment sessions as part of the approach and incorporates principles of family therapy with all present.
Family Systems Therapy is an Approach the Helps Clients Resolve Problems in the Context of their Family Units Where Many of their Issues Often Begin
In Family Systems Therapy, each member of the family must work together to better understand the group dynamic. They, too, learn to understand how their individual actions affect one another as well as the family as a whole. Mason stresses that it is important to understand that what happens to one family member happens to everyone in the family.