Psychotherapy (sometimes called “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. Our psychotherapy sessions takes place with a licensed, trained mental health professional and a patient meeting one-on-one or with other patients in a group setting.
Elements of psychotherapies may include:
Helping a person become aware of ways of thinking that may be automatic but are inaccurate and harmful (for example, someone who has a low opinion of their abilities). The therapist helps the person find ways to question these thoughts, understand how they affect emotions and behavior, and change self-defeating patterns. This approach is central to a type of psychotherapy called cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
Identifying ways to cope with stress and developing specific problem-solving strategies.
Examining a person’s interactions with others and offering guidance with social and communication skills. Mindfulness and relaxation techniques, such as meditation and breathing exercises.
Exposure therapy for people with anxiety disorders. In exposure therapy, a type of CBT, a person spends brief periods in a supportive environment, learning to tolerate the distress caused by certain items, ideas, or imagined scenes cause. Over time, the fear associated with these things may dissipate.
Tracking emotions and behaviors to raise awareness and the impact of each on the other. Supportive counseling to help a person explore troubling issues and provide emotional support. Creating a safety plan to help someone who has thoughts of self-harm or suicide recognize warning signs and use coping strategies such as contacting friends, family, or emergency personnel.
We understand that there are times when you must miss an appointment due to emergencies or obligations.
If an appointment is not cancelled at least 24 hours in advance, you will be responsible for $25.00 fee that will not be covered by your insurance and it will be due at the time of service.
Please be advised that if you do not keep your appointment without any notice for 3 times during a calendar year, you may be discharged from the practice.
If you need any assistance with rescheduling and cancelling your appointment, please call the office at 489.527.0042.
42201 North 41st Drive, Phoenix, AZ, USA