Why evidence-based therapy?
When looking for therapy there are many options available. How does one go about selecting which therapy then to pursue? For many people there is an understandable desire to know that participating in therapy can help reach one's goals.
Evidence-based therapies are approaches which have undergone extensive testing AND shown that they work well for most people. Evidence-based therapies exist for a wide-range of conditions, including conditions associated with high levels of anxiety (e.g., Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Phobia, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder), sadness (e.g., Major Depressive Disorder), difficulty recovering following exposure to trauma (e.g., Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), and relationship concerns (e.g., increasing closeness, repairing from past hurts). So maybe the question is why not consider an evidence-based therapy first.
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