What is Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy is used to help you live a happier life and develop healthier, more effective, habits. Our psychologists achieve this by creating a one-on-one relationship with you through open and nonjudgmental dialogue. You and your psychologist will work together to identify and change the thought and behavior patterns that are holding you back.
If you are being negatively affected by your anxiety, nervousness, or fears, psychotherapy might be the answer that will bring you relief.
Psychotherapy can be helpful in treating mental health problems:
- Anxiety disorders, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), phobias, panic disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Mood disorders, such as depression and bipolar disorder
- Addictions, such as alcoholism, drug dependence, or compulsive gambling
- Eating disorders, such as anorexia or bulimia
- Personality disorders, such as borderline personality disorder or antisocial personality disorder
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The best treatment for you depends on your individual situation, but these are the four major types:
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or EMDR, is a powerful psychotherapy technique that has been successful in helping people overcome their emotional distress.
- Cognitive Therapy
Cognitive Therapy’s objective is to help clients by finding and changing dysfunctional thinking, behavior, and emotions. It often develops skills for changing your beliefs and behaviors.
- Behavior Therapy
Behavior therapy is primarily used to treat common mental disorders such as depression, anxiety, and phobias. It aims to modify or condition learning, responses, and other forms of behavior.
Psychoanalysis is used to theorize about behavior and treat psychological illnesses. It works primarily to explore the unconscious mind through the interpretation of mistakes, dreams, and symbols.