Psychotherapy:

  • The practice of spending time with a psychological professional who has been trained to help diagnose and treat mental and emotional problems
  • Therapy can take a variety of forms, including cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, or a combination of these
  • At the center of each therapy is the caring relationship between the mental health professional and patient

Psychotherapy Evaluation:

  • Healing the mind and spirit is an essential aspect of psychotherapy
  • At choosing joy, inc., a psychotherapy evaluation may include the following:
    • Medical and psychological history interview, including family history
    • Detailed discussion of concerns to be addressed in therapy sessions
    • Instruction on beneficial breathing techniques and coping skills to encourage the healing process
    • Assignment of "homework" for the patient to work on between sessions
  • Any health concerns you may have should be discussed at this evaluation so that the therapist can formulate a complete treatment recommendation that is specific to your needs

For more information regarding psychotherapy, please visit Psychology Today.