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Psychotherapy Specialist

Brighter Life Therapy, PLLC -  - Clinical Psychologist

Brighter Life Therapy, PLLC

Clinical Psychologist & Therapists located in Cambridge, MA

Psychotherapy is an essential part of recovering from and learning to cope with mental health conditions. At Brighter Life Therapy, PLLC, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Michael Koren, PsyD, and the team of licensed and experienced mental health professionals provide personalized psychotherapy services as well as telemedicine for established patients. If you’re interested in psychotherapy, call Brighter Life Therapy, PLLC, or schedule a consultation online today.

Psychotherapy Q&A

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What is psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, is a way to help you cope with a variety of mental health issues and the many challenges that inevitably come up in life. 

The team at Brighter Life Therapy, PLLC, incorporates several types of evidence-based therapeutic approaches, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and eye movement desensitization and reprogramming (EMDR), in psychotherapy sessions. 

Psychotherapy is a proven approach to treating:

When it comes to mental health, everyone has unique needs. Psychotherapy is adaptable, and the team creates treatment programs tailored to meet your specific requirements. 

The team implements an integrative approach to psychotherapy. They consider your symptoms, physical health, lifestyle, and other factors to provide a highly personalized approach.

What happens during psychotherapy?

You might imagine psychotherapy involves lying on a couch with your therapist just out of sight and talking about your childhood. While the team at Brighter Life Therapy, PLLC, wants you to feel comfortable, you and your therapist sit in chairs during your appointments. 

Also, while there’s some benefit in exploring your past, in most cases, your therapist wants to help you face your future with confidence.

You begin with an initial consultation so your provider can develop an understanding of you and your needs. This meeting might feel a little bit like an interview as your provider is trying to get to know you and identify the condition causing your symptoms. Your provider uses the information to create your treatment plan.

Then in subsequent meetings, you talk to your therapist, and they ask you questions to help you consider your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors from different angles. 

Depending on your needs, you might also spend time learning and practicing techniques to cope with your thoughts and emotions.

Brighter Life Therapy, PLLC, also offers telemedicine services for existing patients. Once you and your therapist develop a routine, you can opt to use the convenient telemedicine option.

How do I know if psychotherapy is right for me?

Almost everyone could benefit from psychotherapy at some point during their lives. If you’re struggling to cope with negative emotions or feelings or feel overwhelmed by a life change, psychotherapy might help you. 

Starting psychotherapy doesn’t mean that you need to stay in therapy forever. In many cases, once you resolve your concerns, your therapist discharges you with the understanding that you are always welcome to come back.

If you’re interested in psychotherapy, call Brighter Life Therapy, PLLC, or make an appointment online today.