Psychotherapy and Counseling

At HPA/LiveWell, we offer several types of psychotherapy and counseling services to meet your individual needs. Whether you’re looking for individual or group therapy to help with your concerns, we’ll work with you to develop a treatment plan to help you LiveWell.

What is “Psychotherapy”?

Psychotherapy – also called talk therapy, counseling, or simply, therapy – allows a person time and space to speak with a trained and licensed therapist to discuss personal challenges in a safe and confidential environment.

Based on the science that our thoughts have a powerful influence on not only our mental well-being but our overall well-being, our clinicians use psychotherapy to challenge faulty thought patterns and behaviors.

Does Psychotherapy Help?

Research shows psychotherapy to be an effective form of mental health treatment used to improve symptoms associated with various concerns, including but not limited to:

  • Eating disorders: anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder
  • Anxiety disorders: attachment disorders, phobias, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Addictions: such as alcohol, drugs, or gambling
  • Mood disorders: depression, bipolar disorders
  • Personality disorders: borderline personality disorder, dependent personality disorder, avoidant personality disorder

Psychotherapy and counseling treatments can also help with the stressors of everyday life, including:

  • Relationships
  • Conflict resolution
  • Work or situational stress
  • Significant life changes like divorce, job loss, or the death of a loved one
  • Unhealthy distress tolerance such as passive-aggressiveness or road rage
  • Dealing with a physical health condition such as diabetes, chronic pain, or cancer
  • Recovery from trauma such as physical or sexual abuse, violence
  • Insomnia

Length of Psychotherapy and Counseling Treatment

How long your individualized psychotherapy treatment plan lasts depends on your goals, specific concerns, and the rate at which you’re able to make a change. Because you and your life situation are unique, your treatment plan will differ from others’. At times, your therapist may recommend various therapeutic interventions, such as family or group work.

Throughout life, a person’s need for psychotherapy differs. Our job at HPA/LiveWell is to meet you where you’re at in life and to work with you to create goals to help you improve your quality of life, limiting the distress that first brought you to us. The duration of therapy is different for everyone. Together with your therapist, you’ll identify your readiness to end therapy.

And if you ever need us in the future, our doors will be open to you.

Types of Psychotherapy Treatment We Offer

Our team of experts uses psychotherapy interventions to help you feel like yourself again. The psychotherapy treatment options at HPA/LiveWell include, but not are not limited to:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)
  • Psychoeducation
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Group Therapy
  • Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents
  • Marriage and Family Therapy

Read more about what to expect from our patient-driven psychotherapy on our mental health therapy options page.

Who Can Benefit From Psychotherapy Treatment?

At HPA/LiveWell, our team includes experienced clinicians who’ve helped patients with a wide range of mental health concerns, some of which include:

  • Eating disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Personality disorders
  • Career changes
  • Adoption
  • Parenting
  • Grief and loss
  • Divorce
  • Managing chronic illness
  • Trauma
  • Couples and family therapy
  • PTSD
  • Addictions
  • Interpersonal relationship difficulties
  • Interpersonal violence

What to Expect in Psychotherapy Treatment

Our primary goal is to help you feel better. Your journey to living well is your own. Our clinicians are here to help you make the change required to improve your quality of life.

It starts with our administrative team pairing you with the most appropriate clinician based on your concerns and the therapist’s area of expertise. Your clinician will spend time understanding your presenting concern, your mental health history, your social/emotional coping, and any other important aspects of your life. This information allows the clinician to identify the right course of treatment to help you make the changes necessary to Live Well.

Together, you and your therapist will identify the frequency of your sessions and your support network, who can help you along the way.

To provide comprehensive care, we often connect with other providers in the community who are helpful resources (ie: primary care doctors, medical specialists).
With your permission, we may reach out to these collaborating providers to ensure comprehensive treatment.

The time to commit to making positive changes for your mental health is now. Thanks to our secure online therapy platform, we can now serve patients throughout New York State. We’re ready to help you work through your struggles and Live Well.