Uptown Psych

Psychiatrists & Therapists located in Uptown, Chicago, IL

Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, comes in many different forms, all of which have proven to help individuals struggling with mental illness. Uptown Psych’s team of therapists offer substantive and varied psychotherapy in the practice’s Chicago offices that help you or your loved one hurdle any mental health obstacle. Entering psychotherapy, committing to attending sessions, and placing your trust in a licensed professional eager to help is half the battle. Uptown Psych’s therapists will do the rest. Make an appointment today by calling or using the online scheduling tool.

Psychotherapy Q & A

What is psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is commonly referred to as talk therapy. It’s a therapeutic method used to help people suffering from a broad range of mental health issues. It can help reduce the effects of, or completely eliminate, symptoms, and help increase your overall health and well-being.

Psychotherapy can treat a number of mental illnesses and lingering emotional problems, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Bipolar disorder

There are several different types of psychotherapy and Uptown Psych’s healthcare professionals will decide which specific method to use on a case by case basis, depending on what mental health issue you are dealing with. Sometimes, medication accompanies psychotherapy treatment for optimal results.

What are some different types of psychotherapy?

Uptown Psych offers several different types of psychotherapy, including:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CPT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Couples or family counseling
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Brief behavioral therapy (BBT)
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Adlerian therapy

Uptown Psych’s therapists choose which type of therapy to use based on the particulars of your circumstances and preferences. Since the therapist-patient relationship is built on mutual trust and understanding, you play an active role in determining what type of therapeutic treatment you get. In some cases, your therapist may combine elements from different methods to tailor therapy to your specific treatment needs.

Does psychotherapy work?

Yes, in many cases, Uptown Psych’s approach to different psychotherapy works and helps you manage and often totally overcome troublesome symptoms that mental health issues cause. Studies have shown that approximately 75% of people who undergo psychotherapy and commit to the process of regular therapy sessions show at least some benefit.

One of the unique advantages of psychotherapy is that it’s been linked to benefits in the brain and body; you are sick less often, experience fewer medical problems, and increase your overall health.

However, again, trust in your therapist is the key component to making this work. In most forms of talk therapy, there are trying times when you have to discuss difficult issues pertaining to your condition with your therapist. Uptown Psych’s team of therapists are there to help you and get you through dark times to come out of psychotherapy feeling healthier and happier.