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Behavioral Health & Psychotherapy located in Vienna and Sterling, VA

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Psychotherapy services offered in Vienna and Sterling, VA

Psychotherapy is typically an essential part of successful mental health treatment. Harish Goyal, MD, and his team at Inspire Behavioral Health in Vienna and Sterling, Virginia offer expert psychotherapy services to people with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and many other psychiatric conditions. To discover how you could benefit from tailored psychotherapy, call Inspire Behavioral Health today or book an in-person or telemedicine appointment online.

Psychotherapy Q&A

What is psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy or talk therapy helps you understand and change your thoughts, feelings, moods, and behaviors. It’s the cornerstone of treating psychiatric disorders and behavioral challenges, allowing you to manage your mental and emotional health effectively.

The Inspire Behavioral Health team offers psychotherapy sessions in person and via secure online telemedicine visits. During psychotherapy sessions, your therapist helps you develop your coping skills, enabling you to overcome negative thinking patterns and beliefs.

When would I benefit from psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy benefits anyone who’s struggling with life or feels overwhelmed by their difficulties and challenges. The Inspire Behavioral Health team uses psychotherapy to treat many mental health disorders, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Personality disorders
  • Substance abuse and addiction
  • Eating disorders
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Body dysmorphic disorder

Psychotherapy does more than just support people with serious mental health conditions. It can also be highly effective for helping you manage stress, work through major life changes, and deal with experiences like grief and relationship breakdowns.

What does psychotherapy involve?

First, your Inspire Behavioral Health therapist conducts an evaluation, learning essential information about you, your health, environment, and lifestyle. They ask about the issues you currently face so they can prepare a personalized treatment plan.

Psychotherapy takes various forms, each suiting a specific need and condition. For example, trauma-informed therapy might suit someone with PTSD because it focuses on what happened.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is typically best for anxiety, OCD, and mild to moderate depression, because it helps you challenge faulty thought processes and change them. However, CBT might not suit some people with severe depression.

What happens during a psychotherapy session?

During each psychotherapy session, your therapist ensures you have a safe space to be open and honest without fearing judgment or rejection. Your conversations are confidential, whether you visit Inspire Behavioral Health in person or use the secure telemedicine service.

Your therapist guides you through a discussion of your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. They offer support when you feel intense emotions and advice on different ways of looking at your beliefs about yourself.

Your therapist might give you exercises or tasks to do between consultations. These help you build on what you achieve in each psychotherapy session and prepare for the next one.

To schedule a psychotherapy appointment, call Inspire Behavioral Health today or book an in-person or telemedicine visit online.

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