Psychotherapy services offered in Orange, South San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego, CA

Psychotherapy gives you support, guidance, skills, and a path to follow when you struggle with mental health disorders and life challenges. At Black Onyx in Orange and South San Francisco, California, skilled therapists Peter Pham, PMHNP-BC, and Diana Bush, PMHNP-BC, offer caring, individualized therapy that meets your unique mental health goals. You can get psychotherapy in the office or through the convenience of telemedicine. To schedule an appointment, call or book online today.

Psychotherapy Q & A

What is psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy (talk therapy) is one of the primary treatments for people facing life challenges and mental health disorders. During your session, you talk with a trained and experienced therapist who guides the conversation and listens to your experiences and thoughts.

They help you identify and change negative thoughts and gain insight into emotional reactions and things that influence your behavior. They also provide guidance and teach a vast array of skills that help patients overcome their challenges and thrive in daily life.

When would I need psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy helps you cope with any hurdle you may face. Many people seek therapy when they need help dealing with issues like low self-esteem, grief, and life transitions. Couples and families struggling with conflicts they can’t resolve and parents faced with children’s behavioral problems can benefit from psychotherapy.

Psychotherapy is one of only two primary treatments for mental health disorders (medication is the other one). As a result, therapy is nearly always included as part of the treatment plan for:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Eating disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Psychotherapy provided by the compassionate Black Onyx team can improve your life whether you have a severe mental health disorder or simply want to figure out the best direction for your life.

What type of psychotherapy might I receive?

During your first visit, your provider does a thorough psychological assessment and learns about your challenges and goals. The Black Onyx therapists are skilled in a wide range of psychotherapies. They draw from many possible therapeutic techniques and suggest the one that fits your mental health needs.

You may need a structured therapy like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) that explores the connections between your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Or you may need therapy that’s more like a free-flowing conversation, allowing you to explore your emotions and experiences.

Some therapies focus on solving a specific problem, while others help you process trauma and face fears. As integrative psychiatrists, the Black Onyx providers often combine therapy with nutritional counseling, stress management, and other techniques supporting your mental health.

Call Black Onyx or use online booking today to schedule an appointment and learn more about how psychotherapy can improve your mental well-being.