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Introduction to Different Types of Psychiatric and Therapy Services.


It is no secret that mental health disorders are on the rise. In fact, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, one in five adults in the United States currently suffer from a mental illness.


With such a high prevalence, it is important to understand the different types of psychiatry and therapy services available and how they can help. Read on to learn more about the different types of psychiatric care, available at Brightland Health, and what each one can offer.


Therapy Services


1. Psychotherapy:

Psychotherapy, also known as talk therapy, involves talking to a therapist about one's feelings and experiences in order to gain insight into their thoughts and behaviors.


Psychotherapy can be used to treat mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, dipolar disorder, and more.



2. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT):


CBT is a type of talk therapy that can treat a range of problems including anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues. CBT focuses on the connection or interplay between our thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and physical sensations.


By utilizing the components of the CBT framework, it provides an avenue for individuals to be able to identify how their mental health symptoms manifest, and with the help of a therapist, people can create targeted interventions to improve how they feel, and perceive the world around them. This treatment can lead to significant improvement in functioning and enhance the quality of life.



3. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT):


DBT is another evidenced based practice that was developed specifically for people with Borderline Personality Disorder. However, through further research it has been found to be effective in treating most mental health disorders. DBT’s underlying theory helps us to understand how we can better manage conflicting emotions and behaviors in our life that overwhelm us.


DBT uses the four modules of distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, mindfulness, and emotional regulation skills to learn how to better manage conflicting feelings and behaviors that overwhelm us.



4. Interpersonal therapy (IPT):

ITP focuses on the individual's relationships and interactions with others. It is a short-term, goal-oriented approach that helps people understand how their relationship dynamics affect their mental health. IPT aims to identify and resolve conflicts that may be contributing to depression or anxiety symptoms and reduce interpersonal stressors.


Through this process, individuals can learn better problem-solving skills, communication strategies, and conflict resolution techniques to improve their overall emotional wellbeing.


5. Motivational Interviewing:


Motivational Interviewing is a collaborative goal-oriented style of communication. With open-ended questions, affirmations, reflections, and summarizations the therapist is able to hold an open and honest conversation with the client that can help elicit conversations of change and guide people to meet their personal goals.



6. Psychoanalysis:


Psychoanalysis is a type of talk therapy based that involves exploring a person's unconscious thoughts and feelings in order to gain insight into their behavior and emotional state. Psychoanalysis can be used to treat a variety of mental health issues, including depression and anxiety.

7. Lifestyle Treatments:


Lifestyle treatments are approaches for managing mental health symptoms. These can include things such as exercise, mindfulness, meditation, dietary changes, getting adequate sleep, and forming healthy habits.


While these treatments are not a substitute for professional help, they can be very effective in helping you manage your mental health symptoms.


Psychiatry Services


1. Medication management:

Medication Management is a type of psychiatry service that involves helping people manage medications prescribed by their psychiatrist. The doctor, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant will work with the patient to ensure they are taking the correct dosages, monitoring how well the medication works, and addressing any possible side effects or risks associated with the medication.


Medication can be used to treat Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Depression, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, and more.


2. Telepsychiatry:

Telepsychiatry is a type of psychiatry service that involves providing care via video conferencing. It can be used to provide therapy, medication management, and other types of psychiatric services from a remote location.


This is an especially useful resource for those who are temporarily unable to attend in-person appointments due to work or other commitments. It is also a great way to access care in rural areas where resources may be limited.


We use the doxy.me, HIPAA compliant platform. Each provider’s link is visible on the About Us page and the Telehealth links page on the Brightland Health website.

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