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Therapy Specialist

Psych Atlanta

Psychiatrists & Ketamine Infusion Clinic located in Marietta, GA & Roswell/Alpharetta, Roswell, GA

Depression, anxiety, intrusive thoughts, or overwhelming emotions can create distress, damage your self-image, and interfere with your ability to meet your obligations. Working with a therapist provides you with the opportunity to sort through your feelings in a safe, supportive environment. Psychiatrist Michael Banov, MD, and the experienced team of therapists at Psych Atlanta provide outstanding psychotherapy to patients in Marietta and Roswell, Georgia. To learn more about how therapy can help you understand your feelings and regain control of your life, call today to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online.

Therapy Q & A

What is therapy?

Therapy, sometimes called psychotherapy, involves spending time talking to a qualified specialist on an ongoing or long-term basis. 

While counseling services can address specific issues with a results-oriented, shorter-term approach, a recommendation for therapy often occurs if you need to address deep-seated emotional problems or resolve traumatic experiences that continue to cause difficulties in your daily life, work performance, or personal relationships.

Why should I consider therapy?

Therapy is a collaborative relationship in which you and your therapist work together to help you gain insight into your behavior, personality, and emotional challenges. 

Your experienced clinician at Psych Atlanta uses evidence-based techniques to provide insight within a safe, supportive environment.

You might benefit from psychotherapy if you experience any of the following.

  • Overwhelming feelings of sorrow, hopelessness, or worthlessness
  • Excessive worry or nervousness
  • Excessive anger
  • Intrusive thoughts
  • Loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed
  • Thoughts of self-harm
  • Social withdrawal
  • Trouble meeting school, work, or family obligations

Therapy can improve the symptoms of many mental health conditions, such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Addiction

If you’re experiencing significant distress that has a negative impact on your life, therapy can help you identify your feelings, understand the reasons behind your emotions, and develop healthy strategies to cope with your feelings and make changes to your behavior.

What is involved in therapy?

Most patients see their therapist a minimum of once a week. In some cases, more frequent sessions may offer more significant benefits of therapy. 

While therapy doesn’t have to continue indefinitely, many patients find that long-term therapy offers ongoing rewards and transformative emotional growth.

The Masters and PhD-level clinicians at Psych Atlanta have training and experience in a broad range of therapeutic techniques. Frequently, a combined approach tailored to your unique needs offers optimal benefits.

Types of therapy that your provider might include:

  • Insight-oriented psychotherapy
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) 
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)

Therapy also works well as part of a multidisciplinary approach, which could include medication management, ketamine infusion therapy, vitamin IV therapy, and other treatments that provide a holistic approach to mental health care. 

If you're struggling with mental health challenges, there’s no shame in seeking help. Call Psych Atlanta today to schedule an appointment, or use the online form to get in touch.