Counseling and Psychotherapy

Therapeutic Intervention and Counseling

Many individuals with mental health disorders rely on therapy and counseling in combination with medication or as their main form of treatment. We offer counseling and psychotherapy services that assist individuals who struggle with:

  • Acute distress
  • Behavioral distress
  • Emotional distress
  • Mental distress

What to Expect

Most therapeutic relationships begin with an introductory session where patients will give their designated health professional a detailed background of their history with mental health and any outstanding issues they struggle with. From this point on the therapist or counselor will create a specified plan of treatment to assist the patient in their path to recovery.

Although counseling and psychotherapy are sometimes used interchangeably, they have distinct differences in intervention and treatment techniques.

Counseling and Psychotherapy

Patients requesting therapy or counseling will be paired with a licensed professional counselor or therapist who will address the patient’s concerns and create an effective treatment plan that furthers their recovery.

Counseling and Psychotherapy are used for a variety of mental health conditions from substance abuse disorder to depression. Counseling emphasizes the use of coping techniques to improve communication, combat negative behaviors, and strengthen self-esteem. Psychotherapy focuses on finding the source of a patient’s mental health issues by uncovering underlying issues and helping patients learn how to process and control their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to better manage their disorders.

Both forms of therapy are available at CMHS.

How Does It Work?
How Does It Work?

A psychiatric evaluation may help discover which type of counseling is right for you.