Psychotherapy and Counseling

Psychotherapy offers an effective way to help people who suffer from mental health or emotional challenges. It’s also called talk therapy or counseling because it involves having a dialogue with a mental health professional. It’s held in a supportive atmosphere, and there could be multiple therapy sessions with a patient, couple, family or a group of adults or children talking openly.

Psychotherapy and mental health counseling work for adolescents, teens, and adults. Talk therapy can help you overcome difficulties you have coping with daily living and the effects of a loss or illness. Psychotherapy also works well for bipolar disorder and other mental ailments such as anxiety and depression.

At Advanced Psychiatry, we have specialists who offer mental health counseling services to residents of Sacramento and its surrounding area. We’ve found this type of treatment works even better when combined with medication and healthy lifestyle changes such as regular exercise, good nutrition and getting adequate sleep at night.

Psychotherapy and Mental Health Counseling

Talk therapy is an effective technique practiced by mental health professionals for decades. Any time you notice that your quality of life isn’t what you expect it to be, psychotherapy may help you. Whether you’re having persistent anger, anxiety or depression, a few psychotherapy and counseling sessions can be of great help to you.

You may also need help because chronic illness is disturbing you emotionally. In addition, talk therapy can help if you’re going through a difficult time in your life, such as if you’re going through a divorce, passing through the pains of infertility or you’re feeling overwhelmed by the loss of a loved one.

Here are some signs that you’ll benefit from psychotherapy:

  • You suffer from excessive worry; you expect disaster to strike suddenly and you’re always on edge
  • You find it hard to keep your focus on important assignments and do your daily activities
  • Your problems aren’t getting better even with efforts made by you and family members
  • You feel hopeless and sad constantly
  • You’re consuming too much alcohol or using drugs
  • You’re becoming violent

Mental Health Counseling for Adults

Mental health counseling offers numerous benefits to adults of all ages. With proper therapy, individuals with mental health disorders can enjoy good relationships at home, at work and in their communities. Some of the major benefits of mental health counseling include the following:

  • Fewer problems or more engagement with daily activities
  • A greater sense of contentment and happiness
  • Restored or improved personal relationships with family and friends
  • Greater capacity to function at work and in your personal life
  • Improved financial stability
  • Reduced social isolation
  • Fewer visits to the clinic to treat physical symptoms
  • Better quality of life and overall personal satisfaction

Many people who suffer from mental health disorders feel hopeless and overwhelmed all the time. That’s because mental health disorders affect the way you think about yourself and the world around you. Mental health counseling can help patients suffering from depressive or anxious symptoms gain a renewed sense of hope and return them to a healthier, more active lifestyle.

Restoration of hope is probably the greatest benefit of mental health therapy. At Advanced Psychiatry Associates, our doctors, counselors, and therapists use different types of psychotherapy to help patients restore their sense of hope.

Psychotherapy for Teens and Adolescents

From bullying to mood swings to attention deficit disorder, teens and adolescents have mental health challenges to cope with, too. Before a teen’s issues become very serious it’s vital to seek professional help. A therapist can help prevent minor issues from graduating into major mental health problems. Therapy can also teach adolescents important coping mechanisms.

If you believe your teenaged 14 or older could benefit from talking to a mental health counselor, don’t hesitate to book an appointment with us at Advanced Psychiatry Associates right away. A few therapy sessions can go a long way toward improving your teen’s overall health and well-being. Working with a therapist has been effective for helping teenagers overcome issues like depression, low self-esteem, anxiety disorders, and substance abuse issues.

Mental Health Counseling Services Near Sacramento

For more information about psychotherapy and counseling for teens and adults, please contact us by phone now. We offer services to teenagers starting at 14 years of age as well as adults of all ages. Our mental health facility is a unique all-in-one facility that offers on-site lab testing, full diagnosis, treatment, genetic-based medication prescription, and excellent, in-patient and outpatient services.

Contact us now through our live chat facility or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.

“I’ve been going here over a year now. I’ve always been treated professionally. Everyone is so nice. My clinicians are courteous and caring. Everyone I’ve dealt with has treated me respectfully while I’ve been learning to deal with my diagnoses. Highly recommend this office!”

- KIM K.