Individual Adult Therapy
At Sage Neuroscience Center, Individual Adult Therapy sessions range from 45 minutes to an hour. During the sessions, patients are given undivided attention by a licensed therapist in a quiet, comfortable office or via video chat. Our providers specialize in Anxiety, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Eating Disorders, Depression, Grief, Addiction, and Bipolar Disorder, in addition to other mental health issues.
Regardless of your mental health concern, the goal of your therapist is to help you discover the root causes behind your illness and develop a treatment plan that empowers you to manage your symptoms and prevent your illness from affecting your life.
We start our process of identifying if a person is in need of individual or group therapy through an Intake Assessment. Our emphasis is on completing a comprehensive Psychosocial Intake Assessment and Identifying what the goals and needs of the patient are. This allows us to assess what may be the best treatment for them. The emphasis is on treatment planning in collaboration with the patient, not on diagnosis.
Our providers are equipped with years of experience and extensive knowledge regarding mental health disorders. However, your input is the most vital component of the process. To receive an accurate assessment, you will have to be honest with your therapist about the symptoms you’re experiencing. Vulnerability can often be difficult, especially if you haven’t confided in anyone about your mental health state before. However, know that all therapists are bound by client confidentiality. The more you share with your therapist, the more precise your treatment plan will be.
Flexibility of Treatment
While conducting Individual Adult Therapy, there are a number of different therapeutic methods our providers can offer. These include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Gestalt, Solution-Focused Treatment, Mindfulness, and Self Psychology, among others. Our providers’ wide range of skills makes them well equipped to address your specific situation. During your sessions, they will determine which modalities are most appropriate for your case, providing customized, patient-specific care.
Group Therapy Services
Group Therapy Services at Sage Neuroscience Center cover a multitude of topics, making sure you can find a group regardless of what mental health issue you’re experiencing.
The sessions we currently offer focus on issues such as PTSD, addiction, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and more. That being said, all of our groups aim to remind our patients that they do not have to feel alone or abandoned. Group members are encouraged to support one another and bond through shared experiences, and together, become better equipped to handle their individual illnesses in the process.
Groups are designed in different ways. While some are centered over relatively general topics, such as improving confidence or building upon social skills, many are created to address very specific issues. For example, our Seeking Safety Group at Sage Neuroscience Center specializes in providing support for people struggling with substance abuse, addiction, or PTSD.
In order to get the most out of the experience, it’s important to make sure you’re in the appropriate group. If you’re interested in trying out Group Therapy Services, you can browse the current groups available and send in a formal inquiry online. Alternatively, you can work with your provider to discuss your treatment goals and what you hope to accomplish in a therapeutic group.
Becoming Comfortable With Group Therapy Services
Group Therapy Services can maybe seem more intimidating than Individual Adult Therapy given that there’s a bunch of people there. This apprehension is understandable. Many people are already not particularly fond of public speaking, let alone choosing to share some of your vulnerabilities with strangers. If you have this fear, it’s important to remember that these sessions aren’t self-directed, but rather are led by a professional therapist. Their job is to ensure that the sessions remain a safe, supportive space for all group members, and can intervene at any moment if you start to feel uncomfortable.
Additionally, remember that the other participants in the group are there for similar reasons and may have experienced a lot of the same struggles as yourself. They were probably scared to start too. This is an excellent opportunity to see different people’s perspectives and strategies and learn from each other.