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

Dr. Morris Gelbart specializes in psychology and practices in Torrance, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gelbart speaks German. He has an open panel.

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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

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Substance ... (Read more)

Dr. Suzanne Michele Dugan, PhD
Specializes in Counseling
3201 N Sepulveda Boulevard; Suite C
Manhattan Beach, CA
 

Dr. Suzanne Dugan practices counseling. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dugan include behavior therapy, depression, and child abuse. She accepts ValueOptions and Aetna insurance. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , behavior therapy, psychotherapy treatment, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT), group therapy services, eclectic therapy, family therapy services, existential psychotherapy, transpersonal psychotherapy, Gestalt therapy, humanistic psychotherapy, dialectical behavior therapy

All Interests: Depression, Child Abuse, Infidelity Issues, Phobias, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Gay and Lesbian ... (Read more)

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

Ms. Susan Gittleman-Davies' area of specialization is social work. Her areas of expertise include behavioral medicine, body dysmorphic disorder, and suicide. Ms. Gittleman-Davies honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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's specialty is psychology. His areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blew accepts. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Education, Cognitive-Behavioral ... (Read more)

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

Ms. Lee Ann Hart works as a social worker. Areas of expertise for Ms. Hart include psychodynamic therapy, depression, and life transitions. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Great-West Healthcare, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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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.