Psychotherapy Specialist

Nugent Family Counseling

Mental Health Counselling located in San Jose, Santa Clara, & Aliso Viejo, CA and Reno, NV

Whether you face a stressful or painful situation, or you struggle with depression or anxiety, psychotherapy provides life-changing support that helps you overcome your challenges. The licensed therapists at Nugent Family Counseling Center have years of experience using different types of psychotherapy to help individuals, couples, and families restore their mental health and relationships. To learn more about psychotherapy and how it can work for you, call one of the offices in San Jose, Santa Clara, & Aliso Viejo, California and Reno, Nevada, or schedule an appointment online today.

Psychotherapy Q & A

What is psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is a type of mental health treatment in which you talk with a trained therapist in a confidential environment. With the support of your therapist, you’ll explore your emotions, behaviors, experiences, and relationships. As you gain deeper insight, you’ll see patterns of behavior and ways of interacting that negatively influence your life.

During psychotherapy, you’ll learn new skills — new ways of thinking, behaving, and understanding — that increase your self-confidence and allow you to overcome your challenges so you can move forward into a satisfying and thriving life.

What mental health problems benefit from psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy supports you through a difficult period or a stressful event, such as a divorce, loss of a job, or other career problems. You may have a history of unsuccessful relationships, struggle with bursts of anger, or need to change other unsatisfying aspects of your life. Any emotional or behavioral problem that interferes with your life can benefit from psychotherapy.

Psychotherapy fills a central role in your treatment for mental health disorders. Even if you take medications to alleviate your symptoms, your long-term success improves when you combine medication with psychotherapy.

The team at Nugent Family Counseling Center offer psychotherapy for many conditions, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Addiction
  • PTSD
  • ADHD
  • Anger
  • Grief and loss
  • Relationship conflicts

The team at Nugent Family Counseling Center provides individual, group, and family therapy. You can also take advantage of their telehealth services, getting therapy and support without traveling to the office.

What type of psychotherapy might I receive?

The therapists at Nugent Family Counseling Center have years of training and experience in many therapeutic techniques. They recommend the approach that works best for your personal needs and goals.

Some types of psychotherapy follow a precise structure, while others resemble a conversation that’s guided by your therapist using techniques like free association and asking questions that target your concerns.

A few types of psychotherapy frequently used by the team at Nugent Family Counseling Center include:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Psychoanalytic psychotherapy
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Relational therapy
  • Solution-focused therapy
  • Trauma-focused therapy 

Your therapist may combine psychotherapy with neurofeedback to help balance the electrical activity in your brain. You can also receive eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) at Nugent Family Counseling Center. While EMDR is a type of psychotherapy, it doesn’t rely on talk therapy. Instead, it uses rapid, rhythmic eye movements to treat anxiety and traumatic memories.

If you need help with a mental health disorder or life challenge, call Nugent Family Counseling Center or schedule an appointment online today.