Healthy Mind Psychiatry
Board-Certified Psychiatrist located in Valencia, CA
If you’re struggling to overcome a traumatic event, like the loss of a loved one, or ongoing depression symptoms, you can find solutions at Healthy Mind Psychiatry. Board-certified psychiatrist Ananya Sreepathi, MD, provides comprehensive psychotherapy services in a comfortable, supportive office environment in the Valencia neighborhood of Santa Clarita, California. Dr. Sreepathi works with you through individual or group sessions, so you have the tools you need to cope with trauma, mental health issues, and circumstances that make you feel out of control.
Psychotherapy Q & A
What is psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, is an effective way to address a wide variety of mental, behavioral, and emotional conditions.
The goal of psychotherapy is to identify issues that are interfering with your quality of life and your general health, so you can learn how to better cope with circumstances or life in general.
Depending on your needs, Dr. Sreepathi can use different psychotherapy approaches, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), to help you find relief from everyday stressors and the symptoms of a psychiatric disorder.
Why should I consider psychotherapy?
Dr. Sreepathi may recommend psychotherapy as a part of your treatment for:
- Substance abuse
- Loss of a loved one
- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
At Healthy Mind Psychiatry, Dr. Sreepathi provides psychotherapy sessions in a safe and non-judgmental space for adults and adolescents over 14.
What can I expect during a psychotherapy session?
During a psychotherapy session, you meet with Dr. Sreepathi in a comfortable office environment. He spends time reviewing many aspects of your life and medical history to uncover the root cause of your mental, emotional, or behavioral issues.
By discussing events, circumstances, and your symptoms with a skilled listener like Dr. Sreepathi, you can learn how to better cope with your situation. Psychotherapy also has a positive effect on your brain and can cause long-lasting changes that are similar to the benefits of medications.
To get the maximum benefit from psychotherapy, you should be open and honest about your issues, so Dr. Sreepathi knows how to help you overcome the obstacles in your life.
How long do I need psychotherapy?
There’s no one-size-fits-all solution for treating emotional, behavioral, or psychiatric disorders. Dr. Sreepathi creates a custom treatment plan based on your individual needs. He might recommend psychotherapy sessions several times a week for several months or for a longer or shorter period of time depending on your circumstances.
He continues to monitor your progress with psychotherapy and may recommend other treatments, such as medications or transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), to improve your mental health.
You may benefit from psychotherapy on an individual basis, as a family, or in a group to learn the tools you need to better manage your mental health.
Dr. Sreepathi is a Board-certified Psychiatrist who specializes in ADHD, Anxiety, and Depression. Call us to book your appointment today.