Learn more about our psychotherapy services.
At Phoenix Counseling and Trauma Treatment Center, we believe that a strong, trusting therapeutic alliance is the very foundation of Psychotherapy. This must be established at the very outset for the work to be effective and achieving lasting results.
Psychotherapy focuses on uncovering the causes of chronic physical and emotional problems. Psychotherapy is not a brief endeavor; it takes a commitment of time and a willingness to really look at ourselves. It requires delving into the past and gaining an understanding of how past experiences shape our present thoughts, feelings, and situations. Psychotherapy is not for everyone. It takes courage to look at our past and present selves. However, it can be an invaluable tool for helping you change old, dysfunctional patterns and make significant and lasting changes in how you see the world and react to situations and events in your life. Not only can it change how you are feeling, but it can also give you a new outlook on life and help you set a more positive and empowered course for your future.
In your psychotherapy sessions, your thoughts will be explored. We will look at how you think, how you draw conclusions and the reasoning for your behavior. A variety of tests may be recommended to determine your cognitive functioning, your personality traits, etc. Medication may also be recommended and referrals made to a primary care physician or specialist if it is deemed appropriate.
Only you can decide if psychotherapy is right for you. However, psychotherapy could be beneficial if:
- Your previous counselor suggested more in-depth treatment.
- You have been diagnosed with a mental health condition such as depression, anxiety, OCD, or manic-depressive disorder.
- You were traumatized as a child, i.e, physically, emotionally, or sexually abused.
- You have a chronic illness that is causing emotional stress.
Phoenix Counseling & Trauma Treatment Center offers different types of psychotherapy, including dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and trauma-focused therapy. Because every person is unique, with their own personality, way of learning, and coping, the approach used in your therapy sessions will always be customized to you.