Bowman Medical Group

Psychiatrists & Mental Health Providers located in Beverly Hills, CA

Psychotherapy is an umbrella term that includes a wide variety of different talk therapies. The therapists at Bowman Medical Group in Beverly Hills, California have expertise in using the most effective forms of psychotherapy and finding an approach that’s best for you. If you have decided to take this important step in your treatment, call the office to schedule an appointment.

Psychotherapy Q & A

What is psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is centered in dialogue and can be helpful in treating a range of mental health conditions, including anxiety disorders, mood disorders, addictions, eating disorders, and personality disorders. There are many specific types of psychotherapy, each with its own approach. These include cognitive-behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, family therapy, group therapy, and couples counseling.

Talking about how you feel can be a great way to deal with your day-to-day issues. When you’re well, sharing these issues with friends or family helps your mind to stay healthy. However, when you have a mental health disorder, it’s best to seek help from expert psychologists and therapists like those at Bowman Medical Group.

Working with an expert can help you regulate your emotions, gain insight into problems and solutions, improve relationships with others, just to name a few.  The goal will be to help you lead a healthy life. Psychotherapy can also work as part of a broader treatment plan that might also include medications.

What conditions can psychotherapy treat?

Psychotherapy is a valuable tool that can help with a wide variety of mental health problems, including:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Addictions
  • Eating disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Low self-esteem
  • Body image issues
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Psychotherapy can be vital for helping you through periods of grief and loss. It can also help you cope with problems in your everyday life that hold you back from living the life you’d like.

Are there different types of psychotherapy?

The original form of psychotherapy is psychoanalysis, a talk therapy developed by Freud. There are now numerous types of psychotherapy, including:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Psychodynamic psychotherapy
  • Family therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Couples counseling

These different approaches all focus on communication between you and a licensed therapist. Psychotherapies use varying methods and your provider at Bowman Medical Group selects the type of therapy that would be most beneficial for you.

The experts at Bowman Medical Group use psychotherapy to reduce and, in many cases, resolve distress and mental and emotional disorders. Call the office to request an appointment.