Psychotherapy Services

Psychotherapy is a great way to take the first step in feeling better. Psychotherapy can help to reduce or eliminate unwanted mental health symptoms and learn to manage the symptoms that remain. Psychotherapy can help you to regain a feeling of control in your life, increase your functioning, well-being, and ultimately, heal.

Dynamic Psychotherapy

Dynamic psychotherapy focuses on treating the whole patient. Typically, dynamic psychotherapy sessions involve the patient freely talking about whatever is on their mind, while the therapist helps them to notice recurring and often unconscious thoughts and patterns, and to explore how those came to be in the first place. These connections can aid the patient in seeing the significance in these patterns, and discover the effects they may have upon them.

Most often, dynamic psychotherapy is used to treat patients suffering from anxiety and/or depression.

Dynamic psychotherapy helps patients be more self-aware, connect the dots between their past experiences and current problems, and learn tips and techniques on how to manage their reactions.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that is commonly used to treat a wide range of mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, substance abuse, relationship issues, and many more.

CBT usually involves attempts to change negative or otherwise unhealthy thinking patterns.

The therapist will help the patient to recognize if their thoughts are distorted in any way, and better understand the motivation behind their behaviors.

CBT helps the patient to learn to help themselves. During CBT sessions, the therapist will help the patient to develop coping skills, learn to change their thoughts, and manage unwanted emotions and behaviors.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you take insurance?

No, Dr. Brandon is fee for service, meaning no types of insurance are accepted including Medicare and Medicaid.

How long is the session?

Initial intake sessions are scheduled for 90 minutes and follow up sessions are typically 45 minutes long.

 

What is your cancellation policy?

To allow for all patients to be seen when needed, there is a strict 3 business day cancellation policy. For a missed appointment, the full fee is charged.

What is a consultation with Dr. Brandon?

Consultation without follow up care
This is a consultation session either in person or virtual with Dr. Brandon to discuss in-depth your medical and psychiatric history and to brainstorm about diagnoses and treatment options. Following this appointment a full written treatment plan will be provided to you and your treating physician. No medications are prescribed and there is no continuation of care. At the end of this appointment, Dr. Brandon is not your treatment provider.