We found 4 providers matching psychotherapy treatment and who accept Blue Shield of California PPO near Vallejo, CA.

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Dr. Lawrence Michael Tunis, EdD
Specializes in Family Therapy
526 Tennessee Street; Office 1
Vallejo, CA

Dr. Lawrence Tunis is a family therapist in Vallejo, CA and Fairfield, CA. Dr. Tunis's areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, crisis intervention, and depression. He accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , psychodynamic therapy, psychotherapy treatment, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), family therapy services, transpersonal psychotherapy, interpersonal psychotherapy

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Crisis Intervention, Depression, Child Abuse, Infidelity Issues, Phobias, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mikhail Gutkin, PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling, Child Psychology
1761 Broadway Street
Vallejo, CA

Dr. Mikhail Gutkin is a family therapist, counselor, and child psychologist in Vallejo, CA and Walnut Creek, CA. These areas are among Dr. Gutkin's clinical interests: psychodynamic therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and eclectic therapy. He accepts Magellan Health Services, Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Russian.

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

All Interests: Eclectic Therapy, Consultation, Psychodynamic Therapy, Couples Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral ... (Read more)

Linda L Lawless
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
121 Ohio Street
Vallejo, CA

Ms. Linda Lawless' specialties are family therapy and counseling. Ms. Lawless's clinical interests include acceptance and commitment therapy, narrative therapy, and holistic therapy. She takes Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , acceptance and commitment therapy, narrative therapy, holistic therapy, eclectic therapy, Gestalt therapy, humanistic psychotherapy, dialectical behavior therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), body-mind psychotherapy, group therapy services, sensorimotor psychotherapy, transpersonal psychotherapy, family therapy services

All Interests: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Eclectic Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Humanistic ... (Read more)

John Aaron Foster, MS
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
121 E. J Street; Office 1
Benicia, CA

Mr. John Foster is a family therapist and counselor in Benicia, CA and Lafayette, CA. Areas of expertise for Mr. Foster include acceptance and commitment therapy, narrative therapy, and person-centered therapy. He takes Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), person-centered therapy, narrative therapy, relational therapy, solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT), holistic therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy services, transpersonal psychotherapy, family therapy services, psychoanalytic therapy

All Interests: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Guided Imagery, ... (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.
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