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This directory is a listing of highly skilled psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, general medical practitioners, psychotherapists, CBT counselors, and other specialized therapists in Paris, who provide psychotherapy, medical, and mental health treatment in English. Many of the professionals also speak French, and some are fluent in several languages.

Mental health and medical professionals help the people they work with to find a way forward through issues of depression, anxiety and stress, along with many other emotional difficulties. They work collaboratively to bring about positive change in people’s lives—change in their emotional lives, change in their outlook on the world, and change in their relationships, both social and intimate—so they can move beyond blocks and crises towards well-being and fulfilment.

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CBT Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

CBT is an active, solution-focused form of therapy that helps us to address habitual behaviors that hold us back, and to confront negative biases in the way we think and feel. We can't change our pasts, but we can change the way we deal with things in the present. Other therapies in this category are Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Behavioral Therapy, and Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT).

Mindfulness Therapies

Mindfulness is not a process of cognition, but rather one of awareness: it encourages us to experience each moment as it happens, rather than becoming tangled in an internal flurry of thoughts and anxieties. Mindfulness is fast becoming an essential part of a Western psychological therapies.

Integrative Psychotherapy

Integrative therapy, or integrative counseling is a combined approach to psychotherapy that brings together different techniques from a variety of therapies. All of the professionals in the directory are trained in a range of therapeutic approaches, allowing them to adapt the psychotherapy experience to meet your particular needs and emotional concerns. Integrative therapists are concerned with tailoring the therapy to their clients, and not their client to the therapy.

Psychoanalytical and Psychodynamic Therapies

Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic therapies are based on our unconscious thoughts and perceptions, that may have developed throughout our childhood or in other important relationships, and continue to affect our current thoughts, feelings, and/or behavior. Other therapies of this type are Jungian Therapy, Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy.

Humanistic Therapies

Humanistic therapies focus on self-development, growth and responsibilities. They seek to help us recognize our strengths, creativity, and choice in the “here and now.” Effective therapies of this type include Existential Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Person-centered Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Transactional Analysis.

Other Therapies

Although psychological therapies generally fall into the categories mentioned, there are also a number of other effective models of therapy. These include, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Family Systems Therapy, Psychosexual Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, and Group Therapy.

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