The highly dedicated providers at Sage Neuroscience Center strive to administer the safest and most effective forms of Individual Therapy. We have providers that specialize in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Depression, Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Addictions, Bipolar Disorder, Grief and other psychological issues. Sessions range from 45 minutes to an hour and take place in a quiet and comfortable office atmosphere. Initial evaluations may take a little longer as we want to ensure that you feel heard and supported before embarking on your therapeutic journey.
Our providers conduct counseling using a variety number of different therapeutic modalities and theoretical formats. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Gestalt, Solution-Focused Treatment, Mindfulness, and Self Psychology are just a few of the many approaches our clinical staff has been trained to use. Your provider will decide upon meeting with you which of these various counseling modalities will best benefit you and your unique set of circumstances.
In the Individual Therapy setting, an individual can explore the root causes of various forms of psychopathology and the issues he or she may be having in adjusting to new settings or changes while experiencing a host of psychological symptoms. After the initial evaluation, you will be asked to create a treatment plan to help your subsequent therapeutic experience remain focused on goal-directed interactions.
A proper diagnosis is crucial to this treatment planning portion of therapy, and all of our providers are well-versed in the use of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR), the industry standard in Mental Health. For the provider to obtain an accurate diagnosis, a potential patient must be open and honest about what they have been experiencing; a difficult proposition at times if sitting in front of a complete stranger. This is one of the many reasons that our providers take care to make you feel as comfortable as possible. We understand that there can be much apprehension around exposing oneself in a setting such as this. We encourage you to take your time and go at a pace that is comfortable for you at the beginning, but also, keep in mind, that the more open and honest you are at the onset of treatment, the more accurate clinical picture your provider will have to work with over the course of therapy.