Some people think CBT helps - maybe you should look at Wes_B’s posts here. He has SZ and says he’s gotten a lot of help from that type of therapy plus group therapy. I think he’s very high functioning though.
My son went through a spell where he went through therapist after therapist trying to find one who could help him. Then, he found one that he developed feelings for and it really, really, really hurt him emotionally. I don’t think she did anything wrong, but he developed a lot of really bad delusions involving her. He was literally heart broken.
He is now in an intensive community treatment program, but doesn’t take advantage of the therapy. He has a doctor he sees once a month and a case manager he sees in between. The case managers take a goal-oriented approach. The idea, when he’s ready, is to let him set a goal - anything he wants, no matter how far fetched. Then everything they do is to reach that goal - even if the goal is unreachable.
When they explained it to me, they used the example of wanting to be a race car driver - not something my son would probably pick, but it’s a good example. They’d say, well you can’t be a race car driver if you never leave the house and then they’d start off with very small steps to help him get out more. They’d do the same thing if he said something more practical like he wants to move out on his own, or find a girlfriend.
Hopefully, he’ll want to work with them at some point. I’ve seen some of the people who do and they appear to be doing really well.
However, one psychologist that he saw for just a few visits right as he was getting really sick explained to me that he was not capable of therapy at that time. She was the first to mention schizophrenia and said that until he was on medication that relieved his symptoms to some degree, therapy would just be a waste of time and money. That was right about the time it was obvious that the medication he was taking at that time was no longer working.