Psychotherapy also known as “talk therapy” is a term for a variety of treatment techniques that aim to help a person identify and change troubling emotions, thoughts, and behavior. This treatment is conducted with a licensed, trained mental health professional and aims to identify the root cause of the problem and work together with a patient to create solutions.
Benefits of Psychotherapy:
Help you find ways to deal with everyday stressors
Can give you new perspective on problems
Can encourage you to use your medication and to stick with treatment
Testing has proven that combinative treatment of psychotherapy and medication can best alleviate symptoms of depression & anxiety
You can learn how to deal with side effects from your medication
Learn how to discuss your condition with other people
Can help catch early signs if your depression an/or anxiety is getting worse
Individual therapy is a joint process between the patient and the therapist with the common goal of improving quality of life through personalized solutions. Many issues can seem daunting to face alone but with the help of our trained professionals the patient can build tools that can help them cope with arising problems appropriately.
This form of therapy helps the child or adolescent understand and manage feelings more effectively; recognize and change poor coping strategies; and re-examine negative feelings about themselves and others. Our goal of treatment is not simply to overcome immediate troubles but to help each child or adolescent reach his or her full potential in all areas of life and to build deep, long-lasting strength and resilience. Working in partnership with the parents or guardians, our clinicians aim towards forming a strong and trusting relationship with the patient and fully evaluate struggles and capabilities.
Family Therapy is a type of psychological counseling (psychotherapy) that aims at finding solutions to improve the communication and conflict resolution between family members. Family therapy can improve turbulent relationships between partners, children, or other family members. While specific treatment plans are individualized to your unique family situation, all family therapy works towards teaching you skills to deepen family connection and work through external stressors, even long after you’re done going to sessions.
Group therapy involves one or more psychologists working with a group of patients and either target a specific issue that the patients all share or focus on improving social/communication skills or coping with loss. La Jolla Psychology Center focuses primarily on Parenting Classes; reach out for more information.
Couples therapy focuses on improving the relationship between partners through open dialogue and conflict resolution. This form of therapy can help diagnose underlying difficulties in the couple’s relationship and help the couple come to a better understanding of one another and rebuild. This form of therapy comes in many forms and can be either a short or long-term process.