Why do people go to therapy?

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There are many reasons people decide to go to therapy; some reasons are listed below:
1. Feeling an overwhelming, prolonged sense of helplessness and sadness.

2. Problems don't seem to get better despite one's efforts and help from family and friends.
3. It is difficult to concentrate on work assignments or to carry out other everyday activities.
4. Worrying excessively, expecting the worst, or being constantly on edge.
5. The person's actions, such as drinking too much alcohol, using drugs or being aggressive, are harming themselves or others.
6. Relationship difficulties.
7. Suspected learning disabilities or concerns.
8. Behavior problems.

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How long is an session?

The initial intake session is typically 80-85 minutes in length. Therapy sessions are typically 45-55 minutes.

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Do we take insurance?

ADPS accepts many major insurance providers. Please give us a call to find out how much coverage your insurance company offers. 

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How long does therapy take?

The length of time (or number of sessions) a person or family is in therapy depends on the type of therapy being done and the goals for therapy. Feel free to have this conversation with your provider.

What is the difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist?

Psychiatrists are medical doctors and psychologists are not. Psychologists go through five to seven years of academic graduate study, culminating in a doctorate degree. They may hold a Ph.D. or a Psy.D. Those who are mainly interested in clinical psychology, treating patients as opposed to focusing on research, may pursue a Psy.D. Psychiatrists begin their careers in medical school. After earning their MD, they go on to four years of residency training in mental health. Both kinds of professionals treat people with problems that vary widely by degree and type, from mild anxiety to schizophrenia. Both can practice psychotherapy, and both can do research.

Does therapy work?

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Psychotherapy works! Getting help for depression, anxiety or any other psychological concern is a big step toward feeling better. While drug therapy has become an increasingly popular choice over the past decade, research shows that psychotherapy is just as helpful, if not more so, in some cases.

What happens in therapy?

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Psychotherapy is a collaborative treatment based on the relationship between an individual and a psychologist. It provides a supportive environment that allows you to talk openly with someone who’s objective, neutral and nonjudgmental. You and your psychologist will work together to identify and change the thought and behavior patterns that are keeping you from feeling your best.