What is Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy is a treatment that is tailored to the needs of the individual and is guided by a personalized treatment plan that the therapist and client create together. This treatment plan is based on a comprehensive psychosocial assessment of the individual and his/her family, when appropriate.
Therapy can be conducted on an individual, couple, family, and/or group basis with children, adolescents, teens, and adults.
Our expert clinicians offer a variety of therapies to suit individual needs including:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Psychoanalytical psychotherapy
- Couples therapy/pre-marital counseling
- Bereavement counseling
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- Acceptance and Committment Therapy (ACT)
For more information about our clinicians and the types of work we specialize in, please refer to our clinician's profiles in the 'About Us' section.
Who Needs Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy is a viable choice when you are feeling overwhelmed by difficult issues and difficult emotions. It can be used to treat a variety of mental health concerns and relationship problems as well as providing a safe and non-judgmental environment for self-exploration, self-improvement, and other insight-oriented work. It is important to us that the therapeutic environment is a safe place where you can talk about your concerns and experiences confidentially.
Beginning psychotherapy is often a very personal decision. If you are questioning whether or not you need psychotherapy, consider how much impact your difficulties are having on your day to day life and whether you are ready to commit to making a positive change.
How Long Does Psychotherapy Take?
The amount of psychotherapy need and the course of time across which the therapy will take place is all based on a number of individual factors. These factors include:
- The nature, severity and duration of the presenting problem
- Individual resilience and coping style
- The amount of social support
- Current life stress
Some presenting problems respond to brief therapy approaches and others require a longer period of time and more intense therapy to achieve relief, healing and change.
Contact us to book an appointment with one of our expert clinicians