Customized, Patient – Centered Individual Psychotherapy
Individual psychotherapy provides our patients focused and confidential one-on-one time with their therapist on a regular basis. The frequency of sessions depends somewhat on the level of care that the patient is enrolled in. For our intensive outpatient program, we provide between one and two hour long individual therapy sessions per week on average. In our Partial Hospitalization program, we provide a minimum of two hours per week of individual Psychotherapy. Fortunately, because we limit the number of patient that we have enrolled in our program, our therapists always have enough unscheduled time to meet with patients on an as-needed basis, regardless of how many sessions they have had.
What is Discussed in Individual Therapy Important?
Individual therapy provides an opportunity for patients to explore the underlying dynamics that may be creating or contributing to their eating disorder behaviors. Contributing factors that are explored may include the following:
- perfectionist tendencies
- low self-esteem
- separation and individuation
- issues related to body image and identity
- developing less self-destructive coping mechanisms
What Therapy Approaches Are Applied?
Our licensed psychologists are trained in different treatment therapeutic approaches and integrate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing as well as psychodynamic approaches. Regardless of the combination of therapy techniques that are provided, our clinical team always specifically tailors their approaches to fit with each patient’s unique needs, goals and circumstances.