Psychotherapy

 

Psychotherapy (or "Therapy" or "Counseling") is the treatment of mental and emotional disorders using psychological techniques. These techniques are designed to improve communication in resolving conflict and to increase insight into problems.  The goal is to bring relief of symptoms, to make changes in behavior leading to improved social and vocational functioning, and to enhance personality growth.

Psychotherapy at Premier Psych is provided by our Psychologists and Therapists and they are listed under the Provider tab on the Home page.  Therapy appointments generally last 50 minutes and the patient may come weekly, every other week, or once a month depending on the the needs of the patient.  This schedule is determined by the therapist and patient.   A patient may be seeing a medication provider (Psychiatrist, Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant) and also be participating in psychotherapy.   This combination of services can be very effective in helping the patient and his/her family.