Psychiatric Consultants of Atlanta
Psychiatrists located in Atlanta, GA & Decatur, GA
People often feel that asking for help is scary, especially when it comes to their mental health. Many worry that friends and family will think less of them for seeking therapy and counseling. Bryon K. Evans, MD, and the team at Psychiatric Consultants of Atlanta believe that asking for help is a sign of strength and a brave step toward getting the support you need no matter what life challenges you face. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, call the office in Atlanta or Decatur, Georgia, or use the online booking feature today.
Therapy and Counselling
What is therapy and counseling?
Psychotherapy, also known as personal counseling or talk therapy, gives you the opportunity to talk through your concerns with a highly qualified and credentialed mental health professional.
Therapists (counselors) listen to you and offer support and guidance as you navigate even the most overwhelming life challenges. Your counselor helps you find answers to your life questions. They also offer ideas on how you can learn to cope with problems and function in ways that support a healthy, fulfilling life.
When should I seek therapy and counseling?
Therapy promotes your well-being through all of life's hurdles. You may need help dealing with grief, trauma, stress, or low self-esteem. Many people seek counseling when they face difficult life transitions such as losing their job, moving, or separating from their partner.
The team often works with children, as well as parents struggling to manage the emotional and behavioral challenges faced by their children – from anger, defiance, and opposition, to problems with test anxiety and hyperactivity.
Therapy also forms the foundation of treatment for mental health disorders, including:
- Bipolar disorder
- Eating disorders
- Sleep disorders
- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Counseling helps people who struggle with socializing or need to improve their communication skills.
What type of therapy and counseling might I receive?
During your initial consultation, your counselor learns about your symptoms and concerns and completes a psychological assessment and/or cognitive testing. They also talk about the goals you want to achieve during counseling and determine if you need:
- Individual counseling
- Family therapy
- Parenting education
- Marital counseling
- Group therapy
You may simply want to talk, or you could need more structured therapy. The counselors at Psychiatric Consultants of Atlanta have extensive experience in many therapeutic techniques. No matter how your therapy sessions are structured, they always fit your unique needs and personality.
When working with children, the team offers developmentally appropriate interventions. They excel at creating interactions that make children feel comfortable, giving children of all ages the confidence to express themselves through play, art, and talking.
If you need help for a life challenge or mental health disorder, or you have questions about therapy and counseling, call Psychiatric Consultants of Atlanta or book an appointment online today.