Talk therapy (psychotherapy) can be used by Dr. Kvichko as part of your treatment plan, and may be used in combination with psychotropic medication or other therapies.
What is Psychotherapy?
Also known as talk therapy, it’s a way for Dr. Kvichko to help patients with a broad variety of mental illnesses and emotional difficulties. Psychotherapy can help eliminate or control troubling symptoms so you can function better and can increase well-being and healing.
Problems helped by psychotherapy include difficulties in coping with daily life; the impact of trauma, medical illness or loss, like the death of a loved one; and specific mental disorders, like depression or anxiety.
Other Forms of Therapy You May Find Helpful:
PLEASE NOTE: Dr. Kvichko does not offer CBT or DBT therapy at this time, but may offer both in the near future.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving focusing on how your thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes affect your feelings and behavior, and to develop healthy coping skills.
The skills and concepts you’ll be taught may be used in conjunction with medication management to provide a well-rounded approach to treating you as a whole person, not just your diagnosis.
CBT can help you make sense of overwhelming problems by breaking them down into smaller parts with the goal to change your patterns of thinking or behavior that are behind your difficulties, and so change the way you feel.
Dialectic behavioral therapy (DBT)
Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT) provides clients with new skills to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in relationships. Emotion regulation and rational thinking are combined with more Eastern principles, such as mindfulness, distress tolerance, and acceptance of self. Dr. Kvichko helps patients become more aware of their own thinking as well as conceptualize how others think.
DBT specifically focuses on providing therapeutic skills in four key areas.
- mindfulness focuses on improving an individual’s ability to accept and be present in the current moment.
- distress tolerance is geared toward increasing a person’s tolerance of negative emotion, rather than trying to escape from it.
- emotion regulation covers strategies to manage and change intense emotions that are causing problems in a person’s life.
- interpersonal effectiveness consists of techniques that allow a person to communicate with others in a way that is assertive, maintains self-respect, and strengthens relationships.
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