Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy is an immensely effective and powerful process to change behavior, overcome problems, help to adapt to stressful life circumstances and to treat psychiatric disorders. Psychotherapy may be used as a stand-alone treatment or in conjunction with treatment with psychiatric medication.

At Pegasus Psychiatry, psychotherapy can be provided by a psychiatrist, psychologist or psychotherapist. For patients who are prescribed medication for a psychiatric condition, combining psychotherapy and medication management often results in a synergy where positive treatment outcomes are strengthened and reinforced. There are different types of evidence-guided psychotherapies that require a psychotherapist with specific expertise, experience and training.

Following a thorough assessment, we will recommend a psychotherapy that is best suited to your needs and ensure that you are matched with a psychotherapist with the necessary training and experience. We recognize that establishing a compassionate and trusting rapport with our patients is critical to the success of any psychotherapy.

Among others, Pegasus Psychiatry offers the following psychotherapies:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
    Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) combines principles from behavioral and cognitive psychology to improve overall mental health. CBT is a “problem-focused” and “action-oriented” therapy based in the here and now. Through CBT, the patient is guided toward the discovery and practice of effective strategies designed to decrease symptoms and associated distress. New information-processing skills and coping mechanisms eventually replace thought distortions and maladaptive behaviors.
  • Psychodynamic psychotherapy or psychoanalytic psychotherapy
    Psychodynamic psychotherapy or psychoanalytic psychotherapy explores patterns of behaviors that we repeat, often unknowingly, from our past in ways that may not be helpful or adaptive to our circumstance. By exploring memories and relationships from the past and connecting them to contemporary contexts, we can become more resilient, self-aware and capable of making meaningful change in our lives and help overcome debilitating psychiatric problems such as depression and anxiety. The trust-based, non-judgmental interpersonal relationship between therapist and patient is at the core of this therapeutic approach.
  • Supportive psychotherapy
    Supportive Psychotherapy is an evidence-guided treatment that builds on psychological strengths and resilience we may not appreciate or be aware of in ourselves. The emphasis is on problem-solving within the context of a supportive, caring dynamic between patient and psychotherapist.
  • Couples and family psychotherapy
    Couples and Family Therapy helps identify issues and resolve problematic communications. Often, the same behaviors and arguments recur, leading to a vicious cycle of escalating tension. Therapy improves behaviors and associated communication between couples and family members.

To learn more about Pegasus Psychiatry or to schedule an appointment, please call 973-925-6200 or enter your contact information through the link below.