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Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
Board Certified, Psychiatry
23 years in practice
1M people helped
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What exactly is psychotherapy?

Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
Board Certified, Psychiatry
23 years in practice
1M people helped

Talk therapy: It is a method to alleviate and cure consisting in sessions of talking; without using meds (in most cases). The basis were given by psychoanalysis (method discovered by s freud). There are many different modalities and schools. It is a fascinating area. ...Read more

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Board Certified
9 years in practice
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9 years in practice
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Dr. Steven Reidbord
Board Certified, Psychiatry
31 years in practice
3M people helped
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Can you undergo psychotherapy online?

Dr. Steven Reidbord
Board Certified, Psychiatry
31 years in practice
3M people helped

It's controversial: Some approaches to psychotherapy that are more standardized (some might say "cookbook") can be done by chat or similar text channels, but in my opinion a lot is lost by not meeting in person. Some therapists use skype or other video apps. This is clearly better than text, but i'd still reserve it for situations when in-person psychotherapy is impossible. Many subtleties are lost. ...Read more

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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9 years in practice
15M people helped
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Dr. Chris Esguerra
Board Certified, Psychiatry
11 years in practice
320K people helped
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What is intensive psychotherapy?

Dr. Chris Esguerra
Board Certified, Psychiatry
11 years in practice
320K people helped

Varies: Intensive psychotherapy can refer to many types of psychotherapy, but has the common factor of very frequent visits. This can be twice a week or even more frequent. This occurs to assist a severe, worsening, or acute condition. ...Read more

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Dr. Missid Ghanem
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
20 years in practice
546K people helped
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What are benefits of phone psychotherapy?

Dr. Missid Ghanem
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
20 years in practice
546K people helped

Several..for many...: Though controversial, i find phone/skype sessions (as main service or complementary to face-to-face) very helpful in many instances: 1)if high anxiety is a central issue that could get in the way of a patient making it to the office 2)if transportation is an issue 3)if patient is out of town and needing to keep up with therapy process 4)for 2nd opinion, treatment planning or general consultation. ...Read more

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. Evan Altman
Board Certified, Psychiatry
14 years in practice
9M people helped
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What are some alternative solutions other than psychotherapy?

Dr. Evan Altman
Board Certified, Psychiatry
14 years in practice
9M people helped

Support, lifestyle: For many mental health problems, alternatives to psychotherapy can include having good outlets and support, such as friends, family, hobbies, exercise, church, and social groups. Maintaining a healthy diet and healthy outlook are important. Depending on the problem medication can be helpful as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Reidbord
Board Certified, Psychiatry
31 years in practice
3M people helped
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How does a typical psychotherapy appointment proceed?

Dr. Steven Reidbord
Board Certified, Psychiatry
31 years in practice
3M people helped

Therapies differ: It depends on the type of psychotherapy. "dynamic" therapists encourage you to say anything that enters your mind (and don't speak much themselves). The therapist listens for patterns and underlying feelings, helping you understand yourself better. "cbt" therapists give "homework" exercises to help you un-learn unhealthy thoughts. Both kinds usually meet with you 45-50 min, once weekly. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Board Certified, Psychiatry
37 years in practice
135M people helped
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How long is the average time for seeing results in psychotherapy? (not necessarily in my condition)

Dr. Pamela Pappas
Board Certified, Psychiatry
37 years in practice
135M people helped
How long is the average time for seeing results in psychotherapy? (not necessarily in my condition)

It depends: This depends on the condition being treated, the type of psychotherapeutic work being done, the commitment of the patient, and the training ; skill of the therapist. For specific questions about your own situation, please discuss with your psychotherapist. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
35 years in practice
6M people helped
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Is cbt a form or type of psychotherapy?

Dr. Bernard Seif
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
35 years in practice
6M people helped
Is cbt a form or type of psychotherapy?

CBT stands for: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and it is a form of psychotherapy. It is focused on the here and now and not analytic. Thinking generates feelings and it is focused on changing self talk / thoughts. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Dr. Brian Writer
Board Certified, Psychiatry
11 years in practice
191K people helped
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What is the definition or description of: psychotherapy?

Dr. Brian Writer
Board Certified, Psychiatry
11 years in practice
191K people helped
What is the definition or description of: psychotherapy?

Therapy: Psychotherapy is one treatment strategy for a variety of mental health conditions. It has also been shown to help a variety of chronic medical difficulties such as chronic pain. There are a variety of therapy types including, but not limited to, cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt), psychodynamic therapy, & interpersonal therapy. Certain therapy is better suited for certain conditions & individuals. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Board Certified, Psychiatry
37 years in practice
135M people helped
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I have no insurance. But i need some psychotherapy, but can't really afford to go or possibly afford most meds. What would be recommended i do?

Dr. Pamela Pappas
Board Certified, Psychiatry
37 years in practice
135M people helped
I have no insurance. But i need some psychotherapy, but can't really afford to go or possibly afford most meds. What would be recommended i do?

Low cost services: As my colleagues have mentioned, low or no-cost services are available in many locations. Here's a web site with phone numbers and sites to seek resources in your community: http://tinyurl.Com/mcney6e also you can search for such clinics by putting your info into the search box on the health resources ; services administration site: http://tinyurl.Com/3sqsggw good luck! ...Read more

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