Interpersonal Psychotherapy

Therapies that use an interpersonal approach are those that focus on the individual’s relationships and social interactions as central to understanding and addressing psychological issues. These therapies often emphasize the impact of interpersonal dynamics on mental health and well-being. Here are a few therapeutic approaches with a strong interpersonal focus. Interpersonal Psychotherapy is offered by Dr. Yael Gold and Beth Westmoreland, LCSW.

Attachment-Based Therapy:
Attachment-based therapies, such as Attachment-Based Psychotherapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), focus on the impact of early attachment experiences on current interpersonal relationships. These therapies explore how patterns of attachment can influence emotional well-being and relational dynamics.

Relational Psychodynamic Therapy:
Psychodynamic therapies, like Relational Psychodynamic Therapy, emphasize the importance of interpersonal relationships in understanding unconscious processes and patterns of behavior. It explores how early experiences with caregivers shape current relationship patterns.

Person-Centered Therapy:
Developed by Carl Rogers, Person-Centered Therapy emphasizes the importance of the therapeutic relationship in promoting personal growth and self-actualization. The therapist provides unconditional positive regard, empathy, and genuineness to create a supportive interpersonal environment.

The common thread across these approaches is the recognition that understanding and improving interpersonal relationships can have a significant impact on an individual’s mental health and overall well-being. The specific techniques and strategies used may vary, but the goal is to address relational patterns and dynamics in the therapeutic process.

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3907 Wrightsville Avenue
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Wilmington, NC 28403

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