Turn on a TV talk show and you’ll think that everyone in America is in need of mental health counseling. But there are hundreds of different kinds of therapy out there, and it’s hard to know which ones work.
Researchers have put a lot of effort into testing different forms of psychotherapy, and they have solid evidence of what works, particularly for common mental problems like depression and anxiety.
But despite that, people can’t presume they’re going to get the right psychotherapy, according to Alan Kazdin, a clinical psychologist who directs the Yale Parent Center and Child Conduct Clinic.
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