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Psychotherapy

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What is psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy, also called talk therapy and counseling, refers to treating behavioral and emotional problems through conversations with a mental health provider. As you talk about your emotions, behaviors, thoughts, and moods, you identify your unique challenges and learn the skills needed to improve your symptoms and live a full life.

When would I need psychotherapy? 

Psychotherapy supports your mental and emotional well-being as you go through many different life events and challenges. Talk therapy can help you deal with grief, loss, and trauma. 

Therapy guides you through life transitions, such as separating from a partner or losing a job. It also provides support for people in the LGBTQ+ community as they navigate many complex societal and personal challenges.

Parents and caretakers often seek psychotherapy when faced with children and teens who have behavioral problems like defiance, opposition, and anger. Therapy also helps with issues like chronic stress and low self-esteem. 

Psychotherapy is an essential part of your treatment for mental health disorders such as:

  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Grief and trauma
  • Schizophrenia
  • Psychosis
  • Eating disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) 

You may also benefit from psychotherapy if you have a hard time communicating with others or you’re uncomfortable socializing.

What type of psychotherapy might I receive?

The therapists at Addiction and Psychiatric Care have extensive training and experience in many psychotherapy approaches. During your initial consultation, your therapist talks with you about your goals and then recommends the type of therapy that fits your specific needs.

Some types of therapy are like a free-flowing conversation that’s guided by questions, comments, and suggestions from your therapist. Other therapies follow a specific structure and may include worksheets that help you keep track of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors surrounding certain events.

These are just a few examples of the types of therapy you may receive:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapies
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy
  • Psychoanalytic psychotherapy
  • Trauma-focused therapy
  • Solution-focused therapy
  • Exposure therapy

Addiction and Psychiatric Care offers integrative care, exploring your lifestyle to identify changes that will improve your mental health. For example, your therapist may recommend making healthy changes to your diet or establishing a regular exercise regimen. 

If you have questions about psychotherapy or would like to schedule a consultation, call Addiction and Psychiatric Care or book an appointment online today.

Mental Health Treatment and substance abuse treatment by Suboxone/Subutex/Vivitrol and Psychotherapy for adults and children is provided by a borad-certified psychiatrist and our team in-office and via telehealth.