People seek psychotherapy for a wide variety of reasons. Some people are going through a difficult life transition, while others are trying to learn more about themselves and lead more fulfilling lives. Some are dealing with work-related concerns, relationship issues, or stressful experiences. Many people are seeking treatment for depression, anxiety, panic attacks, posttraumatic stress, obsessive thoughts or compulsive behaviors, phobias, or other conditions. Other people are simply trying to make positive changes in their lives, or are searching for a greater sense of authenticity, meaning, or wholeness.
Research has shown that most people benefits from psychotherapy. Approaches to therapy can vary, and may include cognitive-behavioral, existential, mindfulness, psychoanalytical, systems-based, and other approaches. You can speak with your therapist if you have any questions or would like more information about the different approaches that can be used in psychotherapy.
We at Medical Psychology Associates are devoted to providing individual psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults throughout the age span. We are dedicated to providing quality, caring, and professional services. Our clinicians are experienced in a broad range of therapy techniques, and we work with clients to find the best fit for their needs. Our collaborative approach involves working with clients to understand their reasons for seeking psychotherapy and to identify goals for treatment. Together, we establish a plan to determine how to best accomplish treatment goals.
Skills-based approaches to therapy, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness techniques may be used to relieve symptoms, while other depth-oriented approaches are used to address long-term issues in order to understand the cause of the difficulties and adopt new patterns to prevent further suffering. The balance between short-term relief and longer-term changes is determined by collaboration between each client and the therapist.
Please see our Areas of Specialty for a list of the many diagnoses and conditions we treat. If your concerns are not listed, please feel free to reach out to inquire. The list is not all inclusive, and we, as therapists, are continuously learning and growing our skills sets through additional training.
Regardless of what type of therapy you seek, you and your therapist will work together to establish the goals for your treatment as well as the steps you will take to get there. The relationship between you and your therapist is a confidential one. Our therapists are very experienced and will answer any questions you might have regarding confidentiality.
In order for therapy to be effective, it is important you and your therapist are a good fit. Finding the right match is perhaps the most important step in the therapeutic process. It often takes a few sessions to know if you feel you have found someone whom you like, respect, and feel that you can work with.
On the whole, you can expect your therapist to be someone who demonstrates respect, who supports you, who listens attentively and actively, who challenges you to think about things in different ways, who provides honest and direct feedback, who is ethical, and who models a healthy relationship experience. You can learn more about the therapists at Medical Psychology Associates by going to the Clinicians link on our website.
If you would like to schedule an appointment, please email the provider directly or call us at 414-962-1000.