Psychotherapy services offered in Fairfax, VA

When you’re struggling with troubling thoughts that affect how you feel or interact with others, it’s time to consider psychotherapy. The mental health providers at Northern Virginia Psychiatric Group provide psychotherapy at their office in Fairfax, Virginia. The team uses a wide range of techniques to meet any mental health needs. To find out more about psychotherapy, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Psychotherapy Q&A

What is psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy or talk therapy is a treatment psychiatrists, psychologists, and professional counselors use to help those struggling with a mental health condition. 

It involves talking with a professional who helps you understand your condition and how it affects your thoughts, feelings, and behavior. You then work together to create strategies that help you cope with your mental health condition, so it no longer controls your life.

What are the types of psychotherapy?

There are many types of psychotherapy. The Northern Virginia Psychiatric Group team includes mental health professionals who use a wide range of talk therapy techniques.

Types of psychotherapy include:

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

CBT is a type of psychotherapy that focuses on helping you change your thoughts to improve how you feel and behave. The team uses CBT to help many mental health conditions, including depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

Dialectical behavior therapy

A type of CBT, dialectical behavior therapy, teaches you how to handle stress and emotions to improve your relationships.

Psychodynamic therapy

Psychodynamic therapy aims to make you more aware of your unconscious thoughts and behaviors, which helps you gain insight into why you act or feel the way you do.

Interpersonal psychotherapy

Interpersonal psychotherapy focuses on improving your interpersonal skills to better your relationships with your family, co-workers, and friends. 

Supportive psychotherapy

Supportive psychotherapy uses a variety of techniques to improve your mental wellness and overall sense of well-being.

Northern Virginia Psychiatric Group offers individual counseling, family counseling, and relationship counseling.

Who benefits from psychotherapy?

Anyone struggling with psychological distress, anxiety, or a mental illness benefits from psychotherapy. The team at Northern Virginia Psychiatric Group treats a wide range of mental health symptoms and conditions, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Mood disorders
  • Depression
  • OCD
  • Postpartum depression
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Trauma
  • Addiction
  • Substance abuse
  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Relationship problems
  • Stress
  • Insomnia
  • Eating disorder
  • Hoarding
  • Trichotillomania
  • Test anxiety

No single treatment works for all. Before making any recommendations, the team has you meet with a psychiatrist who assesses and diagnoses your mental health condition and creates your personalized plan.

To start psychotherapy with the team at Northern Virginia Psychiatric Group, call the office or book online today.