What is Psychotherapy or Counseling?

Mental health counseling, also know as psychotherapy, is an intervention used by trained therapist-and-couple-217x300psychotherapists to help the patient in solving life’s problems, so that they can regain a sense of happiness and control in their life. This usually includes increasing self-esteem, improving relationships, reducing subjective discomforting experiences, and developing effective coping skills to deal with trauma and negative thoughts and behaviors.

Psychotherapy can be short-term, with just a couple of sessions, or the counseling can involve many sessions over several years. It can take place in individual, couples, family or group sessions. Sometimes psychotherapy is combined with other types of treatment, such as hypnotherapy or medication therapy. We utilize a range of psychotherapeutic techniques to meet the needs of each individual patient.

Through counseling (psychotherapy) sessions, you may:

  • Learn about the causes of your problem so you can take control over it.
  • Learn how to identify and change negative behaviors or thoughts
  • Explore relationships and experiences and develop ways to make better decisions.
  • Find better ways to effectively cope and solve problems.
  • Learn to set realistic goals for your life.
  • Learn how to cope with psychological and physical pain.

What we specialize in: (in-office or telecounseling available)

  • Women’s Issues
  • Couples/Family
  • Adolescent 
  • LGBT
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Trauma
  • Panic Attack
  • Effective Parenting

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (954) 903-9426.