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Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is based on the premise that if people change their self-defeating beliefs and thoughts, they can change their problematic feelings and behaviors. CBT has been extensively researched and proven effective for various psychological issues.

Cognitive processing therapy (CPT) is a well-researched, proven method of treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after sexual assault, rape, violence, or combat. CPT combines cognitive therapy and exposure therapy.

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a well-researched, proven method of treating people who struggle with self-injury, suicide attempts, out-of-control emotions, and borderline personality disorder. 

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is an extensively researched, proven method of treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). EMDR enables the client to "reprocess" the trauma and integrate it in a psychologically healthy way.

Forensic psychology is the provision of psychological expertise to the legal system and courts.

Hypnosis (also called hypnotherapy) aims to induce relaxed, focused "suggestibility." During this state the client is receptive to new perceptions, thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.

Psychodynamic therapy explores the roots of psychological distress and examines the client-therapist relationship, in which the client may subconsciously re-enact unhealthy patterns. Psychodynamic therapy is a well-studied and proven method of addressing a variety of psychological issues.

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