We found 5 providers matching psychotherapy treatment and who accept ValueOptions near Torrance, CA.

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Dr. Morris Gelbart, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
3333 Skypark Drive; Suite 220
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Morris Gelbart's specialty is psychology. In addition to English, Dr. Gelbart speaks German. Clinical interests for Dr. Gelbart include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gelbart accepts. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , behavior therapy, relational therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), holistic therapy, group therapy services, family therapy services, existential psychotherapy, humanistic psychotherapy

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Susan E Gittleman-Davies, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
24050 Madison Street; Suite 100-n
Torrance, CA
 

Ms. Susan Gittleman-Davies is a social worker in Torrance, CA. Ms. Gittleman-Davies's areas of expertise include the following: behavioral medicine, body dysmorphic disorder, and suicide. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans.

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Relevant Interests: , psychodynamic therapy, narrative therapy, existential psychotherapy, family therapy services, Gestalt therapy, psychoanalytic therapy, emotionally focused therapy (EFT), trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Suicide, Phobias, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
2615 Pacific Coast Highway; Suite 204
Hermosa Beach, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Blew practices psychology in Hermosa Beach, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. Dr. Blew honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , behavior therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), family therapy services

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Lee Ann Hart, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
24050 Madison Street; Suite 100-s
Torrance, CA
 

Ms. Lee Ann Hart's area of specialization is social work. Clinical interests for Ms. Hart include psychodynamic therapy, depression, and life transitions. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Great-West Healthcare are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Hart accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , psychodynamic therapy

All Interests: Depression, Grief, Psychodynamic Therapy, Family Issues, Life Transitions, Stress Management, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
2615 Pacific Coast Highway; Suite 217
Hermosa Beach, CA
 

Dr. Alann Dingle is a psychologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Dingle include depression, education consultation, and parenting issues. She honors ValueOptions and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psychodynamic therapy, relational therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), family therapy services

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What is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is commonly referred to as talk therapy or simply therapy. Trained therapists help and guide patients as they talk through issues in their life and problem-solve ways to make healthy changes.

The use of therapy is extremely common, with millions of people going through therapy each year in the United States alone. It can be useful for patients who want to learn coping skills when they are facing difficult issues or need to heal from past trauma. Therapy can also be a support tool when patients are facing stressful periods in their life. Essentially, therapy is helpful any time life events require more mental or emotional resources than a patient currently has. Change is a major theme of therapy, offering a supportive environment for patients to make changes to their life or themselves so that past problems stop recurring in the future.

There are several different types of psychotherapy, with the most common being cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT. This type of therapy focuses on the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behavior. Dialectical behavior therapy, or DBT, is a form of CBT that encourages acceptance and validation as well as change. Interpersonal therapy focuses on relationships and communication as a pathway to feeling better. Psychoanalysis, an older form of therapy invented by Sigmund Freud, teaches that all problems stem from the unconscious. Although many people see therapists by themselves, not all psychotherapy is one-on-one. For example, in family therapy, the therapist treats a family as a unit. Patients can also participate in group therapy, where they meet as a group to work on issues.

Psychotherapy is a safe, powerful healing tool that can help patients lead happier and healthier lives. However, therapy is a joint effort between the patient and the therapist. Both need to work together in order for therapy to be effective.