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Understanding Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy involves a variety of treatments that can address emotional and mental health issues, such as persistent anxiety, depression, and even addiction.

To help you understand how psychotherapy can work for you, board-certified psychiatrist Amr Beltagui, MD, outlines the basic concept of this type of therapy and what you can expect from your treatment.

How can psychotherapy help me?

The primary goal of psychotherapy is to help you become clear about your feelings and thoughts. By understanding what you feel and why, you can learn to cope more effectively with specific situations and your life in general.

Psychotherapy can even be useful in treating serious mental disorders, like posttraumatic stress disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Therapy, when combined with certain medications, has been proven to be successful for many who struggle to cope with their disorder.

Another goal of psychotherapy is to give you a reliable support network where you can feel free to discuss your issues in a judgment-free zone. Dr. Beltagui is an active listener who provides the resources you need to feel supported and able to focus on the positive things in your life.

What to expect during psychotherapy sessions

There’s no one-size-fits-all solution in psychotherapy. 

Dr. Beltagui guides each therapy session to meet your needs.  During your initial evaluation, he determines how often you should come in for therapy. Some people benefit from therapy twice a week, while others may need more frequent or less frequent therapy sessions.

Throughout each session, Dr. Beltagui works closely with you to identify the triggers of your negative thoughts and behaviors as you talk about your feelings and different aspects of your life. 

He helps you change your negative thought patterns, work through your feelings of guilt, and deal with other obstacles that contribute to depression and anxiety. As therapy continues, you learn how to deal with stress, anger, and other emotions to enhance thoughts and feelings of positivity.

Dr. Beltagui pays close attention so he can understand you on a deeper level. As you build trust, he guides you through the changes you need to make to enjoy a higher quality of life.

Knowing when it’s time to seek help

Admitting you’re overwhelmed by personal issues, stress, or a traumatic event can be difficult. By taking the first step in calling Amr Beltagui, MD, you can learn more about the many benefits of psychotherapy.

You should schedule an appointment with Dr. Beltagui if you:

Dr. Beltagui can also help you build stronger relationships with your family, partner, and friends through group counseling sessions and one-on-one therapy.

When the many aspects of life begin weighing too heavily on you, schedule a consultation at Amr Beltagui, MD by calling the office at 909-217-7785 or by using the online booking system to learn more about the benefits of psychotherapy. 

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