What Is Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy includes assessment and diagnosis to determine an appropriate course of care and to be sure that treatment targets the underlying problem, not just the symptoms.

Your doctor will ask you about your current symptoms, how long these symptoms have been present, and the impact on your life.

Your doctor may also recommend some psychological or medical tests to assist with treatment planning.

Services include treatment for:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma and loss
  • Relationship Issues
  • Substance Abuse

As well as other problems that hamper everyday living.

Who It's For

Psychotherapy is not solely for individuals with a mental illness. Many individuals have patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving that cause distress in their lives or that of their family.

Understanding how past experiences impact current functioning and reactions offers individuals an opportunity to maximize their potential and make changes that improve and enrich the quality of life.

Insight-Oriented Psychotherapy

Insight-oriented therapy delves into how life events, desires, past and current relationships, and an individual’s unconscious mental life impact their thoughts, feelings, motivations, and behaviors. Insight allows a patient to break free from old habits and patterns of behavior that have created problems or symptoms and develop a better understanding of themselves and change destructive patterns.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a form of cognitive behavioral psychotherapy that uses mindfulness and behavioral activation to increase clients’ psychological flexibility — their ability to engage in values-based, positive behaviors while experiencing difficult thoughts, emotions, or sensations.

ACT has been shown to increase effective action; reduce dysfunctional thoughts, feelings, and behaviors; and alleviate psychological distress for individuals with a broad range of mental health issues.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an empirically-validated form of therapy demonstrated to be effective for a range of problems and can lead to significant improvement in functioning and quality of life. Our doctors will work with you  to develop an understanding of the problem and to develop a treatment strategy. You will develop coping skills and learn how to change your thinking, problematic emotions and behavior. CBT therapists emphasize what is going on in your life currently, rather than focus on the past.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment that emphasizes individual psychotherapy and group skills training classes to help people learn and use new skills and strategies to develop a life that they experience as worth living. DBT skills include skills for mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness.

Why Us

Our doctors are exceptionally well-trained, caring professionals who are ready to help you achieve your goals and to make the necessary changes to foster greater harmony and well-being in your life.

Coordination with medical professionals ensures that medical and medication issues are incorporated into the plan of treatment, when appropriate.

  • Individual
  • Family
  • Couples

  • Play Therapy
  • All Ages

Carter Psychology Center provides the highest quality, efficient, and effective care to individuals of all ages.

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