Individual Psychotherapy




Psychotherapy is a general term for treating mental health problems by talking with a mental health provider. During psychotherapy, you learn about your condition and your moods, feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. Psychotherapy helps you learn how to take control of your life and respond to challenging situations with healthy coping skills. There are many specific types of psychotherapy, each with its own approach. The type of psychotherapy that's right for you depends on your individual situation. Psychotherapy is also known as talk therapy, counseling, psychosocial therapy or, simply, therapy. 

Types of Psychotherapy

There are a number of effective types of psychotherapy. Some work better than others in treating certain disorders and conditions. In many cases, therapists use a combination of techniques.Your therapist will consider your particular situation and preferences to determine which approach may be best for you. Although many subtypes and variations on therapies exist, some psychotherapy techniques have proven to be effective include: 

  1. cognitive behavioral therapy,

  2. dialectical behavior therapy,

  3. acceptance and commitment therapy,

  4. psychodynamic therapy,

  5. interpersonal psychotherapy,

  6. and supportive psychotherapy.


Source: Mayo Clinic


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Please contact one of the following clinicians if you are interested in individual psychotherapy. All of our providers specialize in anxiety and depression. Please see profiles for more areas of expertise!

West Des Moines

6600 Westown Pkwy., Suite 240

West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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