At Pacific Pain & Wellness Group, we understand that mental health is just as important as physical health. Our compassionate team of trained psychotherapists is dedicated to providing you with a safe place to express your thoughts and feelings, work through painful memories, and improve your life through psychotherapy.

What is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is a form of talk therapy that is used to treat mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). There are different types of psychotherapy available, including individual therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and more.

How Does Psychotherapy Treatment Work?

Psychotherapy treatment is a process of working with a trained mental health professional to identify and address mental health issues and challenges. The aim of psychotherapy is to help you develop coping skills, reduce symptoms, and improve your overall quality of life. At Pacific Pain & Wellness Group, our psychotherapy treatment options include:

  • Patient education on your disorder(s)
  • Evaluation for additional (co-morbid) disorders that may be present
  • Stimulant or non-stimulant medications shown effective for ADD & ADHD
  • Psychotherapy (talk therapy) for support and counseling
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to learn new coping skills & strategies

How Can Psychotherapy Help Improve Your Life?

Psychotherapy sessions involve attending therapy to address your presenting concerns. Your therapist will work with you to establish a trusting and safe relationship and help you find solutions that align with your personal values. They will apply evidence-based principles to effectively address your challenges.

Psychotherapy can help you improve your life by addressing specific concerns or issues you may be experiencing, such as anxiety, depression, or relationship problems. With the help of our experienced psychotherapists, you can learn new coping skills, gain insight into your thoughts and behaviors, and make positive changes to improve your life.

What Kinds of Psychotherapy are Available?

A therapist has special training in psychotherapy theory, interventions, techniques, and evidence-based (EB) practices. Your therapist is not there to give you advice, but rather to apply EB principles that will effectively address your challenges. We will work with you to establish a trusting and safe relationship, and help you find solutions that align with your personal values.

a. Individual Psychotherapy

Individual therapy is a form of psychotherapy in which a patient works one-on-one with a licensed mental health professional to address their mental health concerns. This type of therapy can help patients improve their mental health and well-being by providing a safe and confidential space to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. 

During individual therapy sessions, our therapists may use a variety of techniques and interventions to help the patient achieve their treatment goals. The focus of individual therapy can vary depending on the patient's needs and concerns, but common areas of focus include anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, and addiction. Individual therapy can be short-term or long-term, depending on the needs of the patient.

b. Mood Disorders

Mood disorders are a group of mental health conditions that affect a person's emotional state and can lead to significant impairments in daily functioning. Examples of mood disorders include major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, and anxiety disorders. 

Our behavioral health specialists (BHs) are licensed mental health professionals trained to diagnose and treat these conditions using evidence-based therapies and medications. Treatment for mood disorders often involves a combination of psychotherapy and medication management. Pacific Pain & Wellness works with patients to develop individualized treatment plans that address their specific symptoms and needs.

c. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy that focuses on the connection between a person's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. CBT is based on the idea that negative thoughts and beliefs can lead to negative emotions and behaviors. By identifying and challenging these negative thoughts and beliefs, patients can learn to change their emotions and behaviors in a positive way. CBT is a structured and goal-oriented therapy that typically involves weekly sessions with a licensed mental health professional. During CBT sessions, the therapist works with the patient to identify negative thought patterns and replace them with more positive and realistic thoughts. CBT has been shown to be effective in the treatment of a wide range of mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

d. Life Coaching

Life Coaching: Life coaching focuses on achieving personal goals and creating positive changes in your life. A life coach can help you identify your strengths and weaknesses, and create a plan to overcome obstacles and achieve success. Life coaching sessions are designed to empower you to make positive changes in your life.

How can PPWG Help

At Pacific Pain & Wellness Group, our trained psychotherapists can help you become the best version of yourself by providing you with the tools and support needed to manage your mental health. We offer individual therapy sessions that are tailored to your unique needs and provide a safe and supportive environment to discuss any concerns you may have.

If you are struggling with a mental health disorder, psychotherapy can be an effective treatment option to help you improve your quality of life. Our compassionate team at Pacific Pain & Wellness Group is dedicated to helping you on your journey to better mental health through evidence-based psychotherapy. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards a happier, healthier you.