What is Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy (commonly called “therapy, talk therapy, and individual therapy”) is a patient-centered approach to mental health care. Psychotherapy helps patients identify triggers, build on their strengths, and develop appropriate coping mechanisms. It is at the heart of much of the mental health treatment conducted in the United States.
In individual therapy, a patient speaks with a therapist one-on-one. This is different from group therapy, couple’s, or family therapy. Therapists may use different styles and methods of therapy depending on their expertise and the patient’s needs.
Who Provides Therapy?
LifeStance Health is proud to employ some of the most compassionate and qualified mental health professionals around, including our therapists. Licensed psychotherapy providers come from a variety of educational backgrounds, but are all licensed to provide clinical therapy in their states.
“Therapist” is not an official title like doctor or attorney. Instead, it’s a catch-all term that includes many kinds of licensed professionals. Depending on who you choose, your therapist could be a:
- Licensed Professional Counselor
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker
- Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
- National Certified Counselor
While the letters after their names are different, our therapists share a common goal: to help our patients thrive.
What Forms of Therapy Are Available?
Part of what makes therapy so effective in treating mental health conditions is that it is uniquely customizable. There are endless ways to conduct a therapy session. Each type of therapy is tailored to the needs of the patient.
LifeStance Health provides many types of psychotherapy services, including:
- Generalist/Integrative therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
Online Therapy at LifeStance Health
Online therapy, also known as telehealth or teletherapy, is a secure and effective way to connect with therapists. In these sessions, patients talk with their therapists through live video. Patients can log on to the calls from anywhere with a secure internet connection. When getting ready for a telehealth appointment, we recommend finding an area with plenty of privacy as well.
Clinical studies have shown that video-based online therapy is as effective as its in-person counterpart. In fact, online therapy is more effective for some patients because they are able to attend more regularly.
Having our patients feel comfortable in their therapy sessions is of the utmost importance, which is why we offer both telehealth and in-person appointment settings.
LifeStance Health accepts almost all commercial insurance plans in the states we offer services. If you don’t see your insurance carrier listed, please contact us to see how we could help.
Psychotherapy can be helpful in treating most mental health problems, including:
- Anxiety disorders
- Mood disorders
- Personality disorders