I wish you the best.
Everybody requires an approach that fits with who they are, their history, needs, and goals. This is the larger context that therapists consider when deciding on the treatment. The best therapy is collaborative (not prescriptive), e.g. your therapist consults with you, the client, and advise you about what to expect and what you think and feel about using an approach or technique. Four examples below:
1. For a phobia, research has shown that systematic exposure and desensitization, coupled with cognitive therapy, is best.
2. For panic attacks, a combination of a mindfulness approach coupled with breathing exercises and cognitive/behavioral work may provide a more rapid solution.
3. If you’ve been experiencing life-long problematic patterns of feeling/thinking, manifesting in many contexts, et.g. work, relationships, etc. a psychodynamic approach with a relational and developmental framework might be a sound platform. Upon this, you and your therapist may build more behavioral work.
4. If you’re in couples therapy, the therapist will want to assess for your specific dynamics of relating with your partner, and offer communication skills, and more emotionally vulnerable ways of interacting. Your therapist may also feed back to you his/her observations of your attachment patterns and give homework exercises to practice outside of sessions.
In sum, psychotherapy is not based on the medical model, where one type of antibiotic lends itself to a class of infection. Rather, therapy requires your you and your therapist to look closely at the entirety of who you are: your history, your temperament, your needs and goals … as you begin working, your situation evolves, which requires your therapist to adapt to your growth. If your therapy is going well, you are transforming--and the ‘treatments’ are evolving with you.
I wish you and your daughter the best.