Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy
The goal of psychotherapy is to help you develop a deeper understanding of yourself, your patterns, and your relationships. At the same time psychotherapy provides tools to maximize well-being and minimize distress. Whether you’ve been battling depression, anxiety or another mental health condition for years, or are just now navigating a stressful situation, such as a divorce or death of a loved one, psychotherapy with one of The Clinic’s highly-skilled doctors can provide life-changing help. The Clinic, offers four convenient locations in Palo Alto, San Jose, the Pacific Heights neighborhood and Financial District of San Francisco, California. The Clinic will also soon service patients out of its new Berkeley and Marin locations.

Psychotherapy Q & A

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How does psychotherapy work?

Psychotherapy is a collaborative treatment rooted in the relationship between you and your therapist. Often referred to as “talk therapy,” it centers on open dialogue in a supportive, nonjudgmental environment. Therapists are not just good listeners - they are highly-trained in identifying unproductive patterns of behavior and thought, how these patterns originated and what you can do to change them.  

What type of problems can be addressed with psychotherapy?

We offer treatment for a wide range of concerns. Here are some of those most commonly treated at The Clinic:

  • Attention deficient hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Anxiety and panic disorders
  • Social anxiety
  • Relationship conflict
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Chronic disease management
  • Depression
  • Life transition
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Stress and burnout
  • Sexual problems
  • Substance abuse
  • Weight loss
  • Procrastination
  • Perfectionism

How do I know if I need psychotherapy?

Given that we all feel sad, stressed or anxious at various times, it can be difficult to know whether your experience warrants professional intervention. Unfortunately, too many people who would benefit from help do not seek treatment. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), only 46%-65% of those who suffer from moderate to severe mental health issues get treatment. Here are some questions to ask yourself when considering whether seeing a provider could be helpful:

  • Have you felt overwhelming sadness for a prolonged period?
  • Do you feel stuck? Have you not been able to move past your current problems, despite help from friends and family?
  • Is it difficult to concentrate and fulfill your day to day responsibilities?
  • Do you constantly worry?
  • Is your use of alcohol, drugs or other vices harming you or your relationships with others?
  • Do you notice that you keep getting into the same types of relationships...that don’t work?
  • Do you want to understand yourself on a deeper level?

How effective is psychotherapy?

Countless studies have demonstrated that psychotherapy can help people make positive changes that improve their relationships, performance at work or school, and overall quality of life. At The Clinic our goal is to help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself and develop practical skills to help you manage your unique struggles, as well as, guide you through life’s inevitable ups and downs.

Among our team of mental health professionals, we have doctors who have expertise in a variety of treatment methods. When you call our team, we will help you find the right treatment for you.

The Clinic is specialized in the following areas:

    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
    • Biofeedback
    • Mindfulness
    • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
    • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
    • Sensate focus
    • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
    • Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT)
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBTi)
    • Brief Behavioral Therapy (BBT)
    • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
    • Art therapy
    • Control mastery
    • Psychodynamic psychotherapy
    • Time Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy (TLDP)
    • Attachment-focused therapy
    • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
    • Prolonged Exposure (PE)
    • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
    • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
    • TEAM-CBT therapy
    • Solution focused therapy
    • Positive psychology

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