Watching video demonstrations of counseling/psychotherapy is a great way for mental health professionals-in-training to see how more experienced professionals help clients.

Below is a list of links to videos of a variety of mental health professionals using various theories and techniques to help clients with an array of presenting concerns and mental illnesses.  The videos are organized by Theory/Approach/Type of Therapy and sometimes by sub-category.

Please bear in mind that there is no one way to do a particular kind of therapy (e.g., CBT), as all therapists bring their own personality to how they conduct their counseling, so please watch these demonstrations with a grain of salt.  These are good examples, but they are not necessarily representative of how these kinds of therapy should best be done.  Feel free to email me links to additional therapy demonstration videos that should be added to this list, but make sure that the video is non-copyrighted and the therapist demonstrating the therapy is qualified (i.e., has the appropriate mental health master’s or doctoral degree).

Choose Your Own Therapy Adventure

These are interactive therapy exercises that may be helpful to students who are learning to provide talk therapy for the first time.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

  1. Anxiety
  1. Depression
  1. Family/ Relational Issues
  1. Career/ School Related Issues
  1. Other

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  1. Anxiety
  1. Trauma Related
  1. Other

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

  1. Borderline Personality Disorder/ Anger
  1. Self Harm
  1. Other

Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT)

  1. Couples Therapy
  1. Other

Motivational Interviewing (MI)

  1. Substance Abuse Issues
  1. For Teens
  1. Intimate Partner Violence
  1. Other

Psychodynamic Approaches

Feminist & Multicultural Approaches

Intake Session Demonstrations