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Individual Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy refers to the non-medical treatment of mental, emotional, and behavioral issues and conditions using psychological interventions. Psychotherapy includes a variety of strategies that are used to help people solve problems, modify behavior, achieve goals and manage their lives.

Clinical staff at East End Psychological Services are specialized in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT is a form of psychotherapy that is designed to help people feel better sooner rather than later.

Cognitive therapy teaches people how to change faulty thinking patterns that are causing emotional symptoms. It helps clients see how distortions in their picture of what's going on in their life can make them feel anxious, depressed or angry for no good reason.

Behavior therapy helps people modify the connections between problematic situations and their habitual reactions to them. Clients learn to “replace” maladaptive behaviors (e.g., self-defeating or self-damaging behavior) with more efficient and functional behaviors.

When combined, cognitive therapy and behavior therapy provide individuals with very powerful tools for stopping problematic symptoms and getting one's life on a more productive and satisfying path. We provide CBT for children, adolescents and adults.

Depending on the needs of the individual, psychotherapy may be used alone or with other treatment methods. Research studies suggest that for some conditions, psychotherapy used in conjunction with other treatments, produces the best results.

Family and Marital/Couples Psychotherapy

East End Psychological Services provides psychotherapy in several ways including working with individual adults, children, or adolescents to involving entire families, couples or extended family members.

Helping parents, couples and families is a top priority. Sessions with caregivers are regularly provided to help effectively manage their child (or children) at home and/or in the community. Moreover, parent sessions are utilized to develop and enhance communication and relationships.

We recognize that mental health issues affect the lives of all family members and regularly provide family therapy, sibling support, marital and couples psychotherapy.

The goal of marital and couples psychotherapy is to provide problem-solving tools to the couple. Learning how to effectively communicate, resolve conflict and enjoy each other are primary goals of our marital and relationship interventions.