Beauty & Brains
Psychotherapy in Los Angeles, CA
An unfortunate misconception about psychotherapy is that a person needs to be unraveling mentally or psychologically before seeking the help of a psychotherapist! In reality, a psychotherapist can provide extremely valuable benefits before such an unfortunate circumstance might occur. We provide excellent Psychotherapy services at Beauty & Brains and would be delighted to take you on as a client!
We offer therapy as a means to create a more personal interaction to address recent and past stressors, behaviors and problematic relationships. Our intention is to explore ways in which your needs can be met by providing clarification and working together to adjust behaviors and approaches to your thinking to overcome problems in a desired fashion. We take pride in making sure that you feel safe, supported and heard throughout this process.
How can psychotherapy help me?
Whether you are struggling with emotional responses, stressful life situations, or a particular diagnosed or undiagnosed mental illness, a psychotherapist can significantly improve your mental wellness! Psychotherapists specialize in providing patients with healthy coping mechanisms and improved self-awareness concerning behaviors that negatively impact your mental health. At Beauty & Brains, our mental health specialists use advanced talk therapy techniques to help you work through any mental illness, emotional difficulty, or overwhelming difficulty. We specifically specialize in treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anger, anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and sleep disorders, such as insomnia.
What happens in a psychotherapy appointment?
In your first psychotherapy appointment, there will be some preliminary paperwork to get through before we dive into therapy. Our friendly administrative staff will greet you and provide you with the materials you need to complete this step. This paperwork will involve questions about insurance information, your medical history and symptoms, medications you are currently taking, and a confidentiality agreement. Once this paperwork is completed and your therapist is ready to see you, we will get started with your therapy!
First, your therapist will ask you some questions to get to know you better and the reasons you are seeking therapy. As such, be prepared to tell your life story or as much as you wish to share. Some questions your therapist might ask you include the following:
- What symptoms are you experiencing?
- What brings you to psychotherapy?
- Questions about your childhood, relationships, employment or career, education, and current living situation.
As you get more comfortable with your therapist, and they get to know you better, there will be specific symptoms, traumas, or problems that are pinpointed as areas where further discussion and therapy are needed. As such, the subsequent treatment sessions will address these specific issues or points of tension in your life. If, at any point, you feel uncomfortable or too emotional addressing a subject, let your therapist know, and we can move on to a different topic. Psychotherapy should never feel overwhelming but should instead feel nourishing and renewing.
Does insurance cover psychotherapy?
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires health insurance companies to cover at least a portion of psychotherapy services. As such, you should receive coverage for psychotherapy services if you have insurance, but we recommend that you verify your specific coverage details with your benefits provider before your appointment for the most convenient experience.
Is there a difference between a therapist and a psychotherapist?
A therapist can imply any number of professions, including a physiotherapist, massage therapist, marriage counselor, or psychotherapist. As such, a psychotherapist is a specialized type of therapist that focuses on issues involving a patient’s mental and psychological well-being.
If you are looking for an excellent clinic that provides psychotherapy, you can receive fantastic psychotherapy services at Beauty & Brains in Irvine, California! For an appointment, we invite you to schedule one through our website or by calling us. You can also find essential information, such as our clinic location and hours of operation, on our website.