Types of Therapy
Have you heard about a type of therapy (often called a therapeutic orientation) that you want to know more about, or are you starting at the beginning exploring therapy for your partnership directly or indirectly (ie, an individual struggle affecting your relationship)? These therapy glossaries* will give you the basics to many therapeutic approaches so you can start making sense of all the options.
“Types of Therapy” from Good Therapy, https://www.goodtherapy.org/learn-about-therapy/types
“Types of Therapy” from Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/types-of-therapy
* A glossary is a special dictionary centered around a certain topic
Bulger, Adam. “Eight Types of Marriage Counseling (And Which One Works Best for You and Your Partner”. Your Tango, 29 Feb. 2020, https://www.yourtango.com/2020332070/eight-types-marriage-counseling-which-one-works-best-for-you-your-partner
American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (AAMFT) : Search by Postal Code or Clinician name
American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) : Locate by Country or U.S. state and profession (educator, counselor, or therapist)
Black Female Therapists: Locate black female mental health clinicians by keywords, radius-based zip codes, insurance, and type of sessions (virtual or in person). Below the searching map is a very neat scrolling menu with clinician names and photos, specializations, credentials, and a connect button.
Discernment Counseling – is one partner ambivalent about saving the relationship and another committed? Do you want to determine if you want to give marital therapy a try? Work with a discernment counselor who can help you decide how to provide in getting your relationship help or beginning to uncouple as kindly as possible.
Gottman Referral Network (The Gottman Institute) : Search by Country/State, City/Zip Code, or Therapist Name
Imago Relationships of North America – Imago Therapists: You can search by city, zip code, or geographic radius within those geographic parameters.
Inclusive Therapists: Find clinicians who “center the needs of marginalized populations, including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, the LGBTQ+ community, neurodivergent folx, and people with disabilities”. Anti-racist, anti-ableist, and anti-oppression, they seek equitable access for all people to mental health care. Find therapists by map and limit by insurance, specialties, therapist identity, language spoken, office facilities (ex – close to public transportation), therapeutic approach, and more. You can also pop in your information to the website and get matched with a clinician.
International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT) : Search by Clinician Name, City, Province/State, or Country
Latinx Therapy: Search for therapists by Geographic Area (City, State, Zip Code), Specialty, Cultural Identify, and Insurance. Latinx Therapy was founded in 2018 to destigmatize and encourage mental health help-seeking behavior in the Latinx community. 98% of the therapists in the direct speak Spanish.
Marriage Friendly Therapists: Search for clinicians by Presenting Issue/Clinical Framework (example: Financial Stress/Gottman Method Therapy), clinician name, or zipcode
National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN): NQTTCN works to “transform mental health for queer and trans people of color in North America”. Search for mental health practitioners by geographic region in North America for therapists who have specialized in supporting queer and trans persons of color (QTPoC). There is also a Mental Health Fund where queer and trans persons of color that apply for financial assistance in seeking therapy.
The PACT (Psychobiological Approach to Couple’s Therapy) Institute: Search at the Therapist Directory under the main website logo
Postpartum Support International – Search Under Get Help at the Provider Directory. Crisis call and text help is also available.
Modern Commitment: Find a Marriage Counselor or a Discernment Counselor (helping members of the couple discern whether or not to do couple’s therapy, separate, or divorce, or another step) – traditional marriage counseling, brief stability glue, or separation/divorce
Psychology Today – find Therapists, Psychiatrists, Treatment Centers, and Support Groups by Zip Code
Therapy for Black Men: A directory of clinicians seeking to understand and hold space for Black men. Find a therapist by geographic location, profession (marriage and family therapist, counselor, psychotherapist, psychologist, etc), modality (group therapy, individual therapy, family, couples), type of therapy (attachment based, Culturally sensitive, cognitive behavioral (CBT), etc), and gender, insurance, and age.
Therapy for Black Girls: Locate mental health clinicians who are aiming for wellness of Black women and girls. Search for clinicians by virtual (state of licensure) or in person (plug in your city and state for therapists defaulting to a 50 mile radius that you can contract or expand). You can sort by your insurance and clincians accepting new clients.
Disclaimer: This site is informational only and its resources are not substitutions for professional therapy. If you need professional help, you’re currently on the Find a Therapist page where you can locate a qualified mental health professional.
Benson, Kyle. “5 Steps to Inspire Your Partner to Join You in Attending Couple’s Therapy.” Gottman Institute, 23 Jan. 2020, https://www.gottman.com/blog/5-steps-to-inspire-your-partner-to-join-you-in-attending-couples-therapy
Kassahun, Tomas, “New App Helps People of Color Find Therapists From Their Same Cultural Background.” Blavity, 20 Dec. 2019, https://blavity.com/new-app-helps-people-of-color-find-therapists-from-their-same-cultural-background?category1=Wellness&subCat=news