What Is Individual and Family Therapy?
Individual therapy and family therapy are generally short-term psychotherapy treatments that often take a behavior-based approach. While fundamentally different in terms of the clinical setting, both individual and family therapy may combine talk therapy, counseling, and cognitive behavioral therapy, and might be intertwined in some cases. Individual therapy focuses on a person's emotional, behavioral, and mental health concerns while family therapy is geared toward understanding how the familial unit impacts each individual. Board-certified psychiatrist Dr. Julie Pittman and our skilled nurse practitioners provide individual therapy and family therapy to patients 13 and older throughout the DFW area and all of Texas. To schedule a telemedicine or in-person appointment with one of our providers, please contact Pittman Psychiatry & Recovery in Arlington, TX today.
"Stephanie is awesome. After several years of searching and trying to figure out medicine that works for me, she provided a solution that I never thought of. She listened to everything I said and gave me direction on how to move forward in understanding what was happening. She was kind and professional, but also relatable. I'm glad I found her."- ES / Office Visit / May 03, 2021
"Dr. Pittman is an outstanding psychiatrist. She has a wonderful bedside manner. She is kind, compassionate and posses integrity. She cares! She knows her medications. I think of her as a pioneer in her field. I can talk to her about anything. I haven't had this type of experience before with a psychiatrist. She is paving the way for hopefully how psychiatry will be handled in the future. Thank you Dr. Pittman."- JS / Office Visit / Apr 29, 2021
"I highly recommend Katie! She is compassionate; she listens intently; she allows you to have a voice in your care; and she always remembers what was happening during your last visit. She allows you to have a voice in determining your medications. She responds quickly if you need a refill for a medication. Talking to Katie is like talking to a friend who truly cares. She has helped me tremendously!"- EW / Office Visit / Apr 22, 2021
"Katie always does a great job remembering the details of your life, listening to how you're doing, and discussing various options. You can tell she genuinely cares about her patients. That's all you can ask for!"- Anonymous / Office Visit / Apr 12, 2021
"The staff here genuinely care about your well-being. I, unfortunately have dealt with mental health troubles my whole life. I never felt like I was making progress or really getting solid help until coming to PPR. I would highly recommend anyone considering seeking help for mental health or recovery, come here right away. You will not be sorry."- DM / Office Visit / Apr 10, 2021
What Does Individual and Family Therapy Involve?
Treatment sessions for individual and family therapy at Pittman Psychiatry & Recovery may be recommended for patients and families impacted by various types of addiction, abuse, trauma, grief, or other issues. During these visits, our providers will work to help you understand how these disorders affect a person individually and other members of the family.
- Individual therapy involves one-on-one treatment sessions that focus on identifying causative factors of emotional, psychological, social, and behavioral actions. Treatment may also address mental health issues that lead to negative thought patterns and destructive behavior. The goal of individual therapy is to change how patients react to negative stimuli in their life and adopt coping mechanisms to improve their well-being and overall quality of life.
- Family therapy is a form of group therapy where all or multiple members of the family work to understand the emotional, psychological, social, and behavioral actions of their loved ones. During the therapeutic process, our providers may meet with family members individually and as a group to help improve communication, work through issues, and bring harmony to family life and these interpersonal relationships.
Professional Therapy for Individuals and Families
At Pittman Psychiatry & Recovery, we offer confidential individual and family therapy sessions to help patients and their loved ones deal with anxiety, depression, addiction, abuse, and a wide range of other issues. During these treatments, Dr. Pittman and our team work with individuals and family members to identify behaviors or actions that need to be changed and work toward positive improvements in their lives. Find out more about individual and family therapy by contacting our Arlington, TX practice.