Therapy for mental health issues includes an array of types that may range from individual therapy for phobias to group therapy that helps you build healthy social relationships. John Redmond, MSN, APN, PMHNP-BC, and Chelsey Dixon, LCSW, at WellMind Behavioral Health & Wellness in Cordova, Tennessee, consider psychotherapy a mainstay of effective treatment for depression, anxiety, bipolar, substance abuse, and other common mental health disorders. They also offer innovative services such as telehealth visits and virtual reality counseling. Schedule a visit today for a personalized care strategy designed to meet your needs. Call the office or request an appointment online.
Therapy offers a safe space to discuss difficult experiences, behaviors, relationships, or thought patterns that interfere with your daily life or affect your emotional health. These discussions occur between you and a mental health professional trained to help you develop the skills necessary to reach your goals.
Mental health issues that respond well to therapy include:
The WellMind Behavioral Health & Wellness therapists are expertly trained in all forms of psychotherapy and may combine several types to reach your treatment goals.
Common types of psychotherapy, also known as talk therapy or simply therapy, include:
This therapy focuses on increasing your awareness of how unconscious thoughts and behaviors affect your current state. The goal is to develop new insight into your motivations and resolve conflicts they may cause.
Interpersonal therapy addresses problems in your current relationships, helping you focus on how you relate to family, friends, and work colleagues. The goal is to strengthen existing relationships and establish a more supportive network. This therapy is beneficial for individuals struggling with depression and other mood disorders.
CBT is a very effective form of psychotherapy that focuses on identifying unhealthy or harmful beliefs and behaviors and then developing strategies to replace them with positive thoughts and actions.
Dialectical behavior therapy is a subtype of CBT that focuses on developing behavioral skills that help you control stress, manage emotions, and improve your relationships with others.
CBT and its variations help manage numerous mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, substance use disorder, and bipolar disorder.
Your success in therapy relies on your willingness to participate fully by being open and honest about your thoughts and feelings. Results aren’t instant, but sticking with the plan can help you take control of your life.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or EMDR therapy, is a psychotherapy that helps people recover from debilitating symptoms and distress related to trauma. This eight-phase treatment plan involves collaborating with your provider to work through a past event and its emotional repercussions.
Guided by your therapist’s instructions, EMDR therapy will enable you to reprocess what you remember from a traumatic event and the emotions that arise from it. Where talk therapy allows patients to see a different perspective of an event through a clinician’s interpretation, EMDR gives that interpretation to the patient. Those who undergo EMDR therapy can gain insights regarding their experience from their own accelerated emotional process.
EMDR therapy is unique because it demonstrates how the mind can recover from psychological trauma, similarly to how the body recovers from physical trauma.
Your WellMind Behavioral Health & Wellness provider may recommend medication if your symptoms are moderate to severe, if they prevent you from participating in therapy, or if they interfere with your daily routine. However, conditions such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, debilitating depression, and other severe mental health conditions may require long-term medication treatment along with psychotherapy.
Let the skilled team at WellMind Behavioral Health & Wellness guide you on your journey to a better life. Schedule an evaluation today by calling the office or requesting an appointment online.