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Psychotherapy

Aveo Wellness

Psychiatrist & TeleMental Health Provider located in San Diego, CA

If you feel overwhelmed and unsure of how to handle your problems, whether that be a mental health condition like depression or coping with the loss of a loved one, psychotherapy can help. Psychiatrist Jon Deam, MD, offers psychotherapy for adults at Aveo Wellness in San Diego, California, and via telemedicine. To find out how psychotherapy can help you, call the office or book online today.

Psychotherapy Q & A

What is psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy, also called talk therapy, is an approach to mental health that focuses on working through problems. The goal of psychotherapy is to help you live a healthier, happier, and more fulfilling life.

At Aveo Wellness, Dr. Deam emphasizes relationship-focused treatment options like psychotherapy, life coaching, and relationship counseling. 

What are the types of psychotherapy?

There are many types of psychotherapy. Dr. Deam’s approach draws on various elements of proven-effective forms of psychotherapy, including:

Cognitive-behavioral therapy

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) helps you become aware of your negative thoughts so you can change them. That helps you face challenging situations and respond more effectively. 

CBT helps people manage stressful situations, such as divorce, and is a common treatment for mental health conditions like anxiety.

Interpersonal therapy

Interpersonal therapy (IPT) focuses on how you relate to other people in your life. The basis of IPT is that personal relationships are at the core of many psychological problems, such as depression.

Using an interpersonal approach, Dr. Deam helps you draw a connection between your depression symptoms and the factors that contribute to them. Instead of withdrawing, he teaches you to become comfortable with vulnerability to practice new ways of coping.

What problems can psychotherapy help with?

Psychotherapy isn’t only for people with mental health conditions like depression and anxiety; it helps with a wide range of issues, such as:

  • Eating disorders
  • Substance use
  • High levels of stress
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Coping with major life changes, like divorce or death of a loved one
  • Depression related to a medical condition, such as cancer
  • Depression related to caregiving

Families, couples, and individuals who are experiencing communication problems may benefit from relationship counseling.

How can I get started with psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy at Aveo Wellness happens in the office or via telemedicine, so you can speak to Dr. Deam from the comfort of your home if you prefer. With telemedicine, all you need is a computer, smartphone, or another mobile device to access the secure telemedicine portal.

If you’re considering psychotherapy, call Aveo Wellness, or book a consultation online today.