Psychology Services at Pacific Health Systems San Diego

Psychotherapy is an essential component of mental health treatment.

Talking about your feelings and experiences with a licensed psychologist helps you to identify your triggers, learn strategies for regaining control of your thoughts and behaviors, and develop the necessary coping skills for managing future setbacks. Whether used alone or in conjunction with psychiatric medications, psychotherapy empowers you to be an active participant in your journey toward a healthier, happier life.

At Pacific Health Systems, we offer a wide range of psychotherapy services to treat many mental health conditions, as well as to help resolve conflicts between family members and manage stressful situations. Working closely with our skilled team of licensed psychologists, you’ll receive highly individualized care, tailored to your specific needs.

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Issues Addressed with Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy is the cornerstone of treatment for many mental illnesses, including:

Mood disorders – Including major depressive disorder, dysthymia, seasonal affective disorder, and bipolar disorder

Anxiety disorders such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorders, or phobias

Personality disorders such as borderline personality disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, or paranoid personality disorder

Beyond treating mental health disorders, psychotherapy is also an effective method of working through many of life’s challenges. A psychologist can help you to:

  • Adjust to major changes, such as death, divorce, or loss of a job
  • Resolve conflicts with partners or family members
  • Develop effective strategies for dealing with stress, anxiety, or anger
  • Improve issues with insomnia or sexual dysfunction
  • Change destructive behaviors and establish healthy habits

How Psychotherapy Treatment Works

Every person’s mental health journey is unique, and at Pacific Health Systems we design personalized psychotherapy plans for each of our patients.

After evaluating your medical history, personal background, and current environment, we customize services to your situation, modifying them as necessary throughout the course of your treatment.

Psychology services we offer in San Diego include:

Individual psychotherapy. Working one-on-one with a therapist, you will begin to recognize negative thought patterns, behaviors, and feelings, and identify ways to overcome your personal obstacles. There are many different types of psychotherapy approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and interpersonal therapy. Your therapist will decide which one will be most effective for you.

Marriage and family counseling. When conflicts exist between family members, a therapist can act as an intermediary to encourage healthy resolutions. Marriage and family counseling sessions encourage active listening, understanding, and cooperation to identify the source of the problem and work together toward supportive, creative solutions.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). This specialized type of cognitive behavioral therapy helps to identify and target negative thought patterns and behaviors, pushing for positive behavioral change in the face of every day triggers. It is especially helpful for those patients that struggle with unstable relationships, suicidal thoughts, and other self destructive behaviors.

Psychotherapy at Pacific Health Systems

Everyone struggles at some point in their lives. But there’s no need to struggle alone. Whether you’re battling the symptoms of mental illness or grappling with a difficult transitional phase, Pacific Health Systems can provide you with the psychological help you need to manage your challenges and live your life to the fullest.

For more information on our psychology services, call us at (619) 267-9257.