There are a vast amount of different therapies that have been developed to help individuals overcome different mental illnesses. Many of these therapies can be broken down into four different categories, these categories being psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive, and humanistic. If I were to rank these types of therapies for myself, they would go as follows: Humanistic, cognitive, behavioral, and psychodynamic. I think that humanistic would be the best choice for me because this is a therapy that is developed around the patient and is designed to help better the patient. The only downside of this method is that it is more focused in the patent becoming more accepting of themselves rather than them trying to change their actions if they are capable of doing so.
Cognitive therapy is designed to help the recipient to develop better ways of thinking about negative situations so they are less likely to be as severely affected. A drawback that I could foresee arising from this particular therapy is that it focuses more on how other people interact with you and how you interpret what they are saying, but does not take into account you being critical and criticizing yourself. There is not enough focus on helping alleviate self critcal thinking.
Behavioral therapy is focused on stopping negative behaviors. Although this can be helpful for individuals who tend to perform acts that may harm themselves or others, it does not discuss or put focus on why these acts are performed, but is more focused on stopping the behavior altogether.
Psychodynamic therapies help rid the patients of repressed memories and stress that may have caused them to develop a mental illness. The downside to this approach is that it does not focus on the conscious mind.