Psychotherapy, or “talk therapy”, is a way to treat people with a mental disorder by helping them understand their illness. It teaches people strategies and gives them tools to deal with stress and unhealthy thoughts and behaviors. Psychotherapy helps patients manage their symptoms better to function at their best in everyday life.
Sometimes psychotherapy alone may be the best treatment for a person, depending on the illness and its severity. Other times, psychotherapy is combined with medications. Therapists work with an individual or families to devise an appropriate treatment plan. In addition to helping with major psychiatric illness, therapy is also helpful in treating anger management, improving coping skills, increasing self-esteem, self-regulation, assisting with addiction as motivational interviews and relapse prevention. Our providers use are trained in various techniques of therapy including but not limited to Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT),Interpersonal therapy (IPT), Family-focused therapy (FFT), Play therapy, EMDR, Motivational enhancement to name few.
We provide various psychotherapy services including:
Our well trained and compassionate clinicians offer Individual therapy to our clients. Our clinicians work with clients one-on-one in a ‘safe, caring, and confidential environment to explore their feelings, beliefs, behaviors and actions. Treatment includes working through challenging or influential past experiences, to identify aspects of their lives in order to better understand themselves and others, and set personal goals in working toward a desired emotional or lifestyle change.
Medpsych offers a range of specialized group therapy sessions to clients. Group sessions (7-10 people) are led by providers who are skilled in psychotherapy or psychology. Group members are encouraged to share their experiences with the fellow group members and participants. Group therapy allows individuals to share their experiences, strengths, hope and success stories in a supportive environment with others experiencing similar situations. Group therapy provides an environment where client’s can learn not only from the therapist but also from fellow group members. It gives hope, strength and support to client’s in that they are not along and are not the only one suffering. Client’s are able to find comfort, encouragement, and support to overcome the issues that they may face on a daily basis in an environment where divulged personal information is kept confidential.
We provide therapy to couples as a means of resolving problems and conflicts that they have not been able to handle effectively on their own. Treatment involves both partners sitting down together in the session with a trained clinician to discuss their thoughts and feelings pertaining to their relationship. The goal of this therapy is to understand each other’s perspective and to gain a better understanding of themselves and their partner, and help them in making a constructive change in their relationship and achieving a positive resolution.
We provide family therapy counseling (psychotherapy) in a setting where a clinician helps family members improve communication, understanding of each other and resolve conflicts. Counseling may include all family members or just those who are able or willing to participate. Our specific treatment plan depends on the client’s specific family’s situation. Family therapy sessions can teach the client skills to deepen family connections and to work together through stressful times, or events even after the client is finished attending therapy sessions.
Play therapy helps children communicate their thoughts and feelings through play more naturally than they do through verbal communication. As the child plays, a clinician begins to recognize themes and patterns or ways of using toys, arts and crafts, or other materials that are important to the child. Over time the provider helps the child begin to make meaningful progress in utilizing the play experience to achieve positive results.
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is recognized as an effective form of trauma treatment. EMDR is a comprehensive psychotherapy approach, and involves various psychotherapy techniques including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, and body-centered therapies.
EMDR addresses the past pathologic experiences, current triggers of dysfunctional emotions, beliefs, reactions and the insight to use positive experience to improve the adaptive behaviors and emotions. This treatment involves dual stimulation using bilateral eye movements or taps and reprocessing phases.
EMDR has been used successfully in the treatment of Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It is also useful in the treatment of anxiety, depression, phobia, anger, dissociative problems.