Alliance Behavioral Psychiatry
Outpatient Psychiatric Mental Health Clinic located in Near University Mall, Orem, UT & Lehi, UT
Psychotherapy forms the foundation of recovery from mental health disorders of all kinds. The team at Alliance Behavioral Psychiatry in Orem and Lehi, Utah, provides exceptional, compassionate care for patients. They provide medication management coupled with psychotherapy. If you're looking for someone who can empathize with your pain and offer a way out of your distress, call the office. Telepsychiatry appointments are also available.
What is psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy provides an opportunity for you to discuss your feelings in a safe environment without prejudice. Your provider’s role is to give you the support you need to understand your issues better.
During your medication management sessions, your provider will also do limited psychotherapy. Your provider will guide you through open-ended questions that help you effectively express yourself and see situations in different ways.
Sessions are likely to include discussions of your past and present experiences and behaviors and how they’re affecting you, as well as looking at healthier ways for you to cope with your problems.
There are many different kinds of psychotherapy, including:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Interpersonal therapy
- Supportive therapy
- Psychodynamic psychotherapy
- Family therapy
- Group therapy
- Couples counseling
- Social Rhythm Therapy
Each of these has its own approach. Your provider uses the most appropriate method for your condition and often combines psychotherapy with medications for optimal results.
What conditions can benefit from psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy is a valuable approach to treating most mental health problems. Some of the conditions the team treats with psychotherapy include:
- Anxiety disorders
- Eating disorders
- Low self-esteem
- Body image issues (dysmorphia)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Bipolar disorder
Psychotherapy can also be beneficial when you’re suffering grief and loss, such as a bereavement or relationship breakdown, or when you’ve been through a traumatic experience. Even when you don’t have a mental health disorder, psychotherapy can help you cope with challenges in your everyday life that prevent you from achieving your goals.
What happens at a psychotherapy consultation?
Psychotherapy works best when you’re open, honest, and prepared to share your thoughts and feelings without fear of being judged. The team at Alliance Behavioral Psychiatry has considerable experience putting patients at ease during their combined medication management and psychotherapy sessions and helping them explore all the aspects of their lives that impact their mental health.
Your provider asks you questions to get you started, but you can cover any issues you wish. You don’t need to feel embarrassed or scared and don’t be afraid to express your emotions. Crying is sometimes a vital element of therapy, as it can provide the emotional release you need.
Alliance Behavioral Psychiatry provides psychotherapy in conjunction with medication management. To find out more about the benefits of psychotherapy in conjunction with medication management, call Alliance Behavioral Psychiatry today or book an appointment online (coming soon).