Psychotherapy & Counseling

Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists -  - Mental Health Clinic

Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists

Mental Health Office located in Costa Mesa, Orange, Dana Point & Huntington Beach, CA

Many patients decide to participate in psychotherapy or counseling when they need help with depression, anxiety, and anger. But those three problems barely start the long list of mental health challenges you can overcome with therapy. The team at Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists has years of experience providing psychotherapy for patients, helping them move forward into a thriving life. When you feel stuck and need emotional or psychological support, call one of the offices in Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Dana Point, or Orange, California.

Psychotherapy & Counseling Q & A

What is psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy, also called talk therapy or counseling, includes many therapeutic techniques designed to help you explore your emotions, thoughts, and behaviors, and then evaluate their impact on your life. In the process, you identify areas that cause problems and learn ways to make changes that improve your well-being.

There are many different reasons to consider psychotherapy. Some patients need short-term therapy to help them get through a difficult time, like a divorce or the death of a loved one, while others need long-term help for managing serious mental health disorders.

You may struggle to maintain meaningful relationships or fall short of living up to your responsibilities. Any emotional or behavioral issue that interferes with living a productive and satisfying life can be improved with psychotherapy.

What mental health problems benefit from psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is an important part of treatment for most types of mental health disorders. Even if you take medication, you have a better chance of long-term success when you also participate in therapy.
The team at Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists provides psychotherapy for many mental health disorders, so these are only a few examples:

  • ADD/ADHD
  • Eating disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Alcohol and chemical dependency

At Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists, you can also get therapy that’s specially designed to help retired adults as they face the issues of aging. The team includes experts in dementia, including Alzheimer’s, and they’ve helped many older adults deal with the emotional challenges they face, from depression and social isolation to sleep problems.

What are the different types of psychotherapy?

The providers are experts in many types of therapeutic techniques. This gives them the ability to choose the approach and style that works best for each patient’s challenges and personality.

Some of the most frequently used therapies include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Relational therapy
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Solution-focused therapy
  • Trauma-focused therapy

Some types of therapies are highly structured, while others are a free-flow discussion guided by your therapist. You can have individual, family, or group psychotherapy.

When you need support for any emotional, psychological, or behavioral problem, call Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists today.