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1 . resultStephen Irwin Kramer MD
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Specializes in Forensic Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry, Psychopharmacology, Psychotherapy

300 S Hawthorne Road
Winston-Salem, NC
(336) 716-2255; (336) 716-4551

Dr. Stephen Kramer practices psychopharmacology, neuropsychiatry, and forensic psychiatry in Winston-Salem, NC and Salisbury, NC. He is affiliated with North Carolina Baptist Hospital. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Norwalk Hospital, Dr. Kramer attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Kramer accepts Medicare insurance.

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2 . resultDonald Walter Peters MD
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Specializes in Psychosomatic Medicine, Psychopharmacology, Psychotherapy

Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC
(336) 716-2255; (336) 716-3426

Clinical interests: Anxiety

Dr. Donald Peters practices psychosomatic medicine, psychopharmacology, and psychotherapy in Winston-Salem, NC. In his practice, he is particularly interested in anxiety. Dr. Peters is affiliated with North Carolina Baptist Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and performed his residency at North Carolina Memorial Hospital. Dr. Peters takes Medicare insurance.

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3 . resultElizabeth Mayfield Arnold LCSW, PhD
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Specializes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Social Work

Medical Center Boulevard
Winston Salem, NC
(336) 716-2255

Clinical interests: Depressive Disorders, Runaway Behavior, Sexual Compulsivity, Mood Disorders, Anxiety

Dr. Elizabeth Arnold works as a social worker and cognitive therapist in Winston-Salem, NC. Her areas of clinical interest consist of anxiety and mood disorders.

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4 . resultStephen Robert Rapp PhD, CP
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Specializes in Psychology, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Medical Center Boulevard
Winston Salem, NC
(336) 716-2255

Clinical interests: Depression, Stress

Dr. Stephen Rapp's specialties are psychology, geriatrics (elderly care), and cognitive-behavioral therapy. He practices in Winston-Salem, NC. He is conversant in Portuguese. His clinical interests encompass stress management and depression. Dr. Rapp trained at the University of Mississippi Medical Center for his residency. He honors Medicare insurance.

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5 . resultDavid Lee Fuller MD
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Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis

612 Pasteur Drive; Suite 200
Greensboro, NC
(336) 852-4051

(rated an average of 3.9 in 14 ratings)

Dr. David Fuller specializes in psychoanalysis and pediatric psychiatry. Dr. Fuller's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Fuller trained at Duke University Medical Center.

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6 . resultGretchen Anne Brenes PHD
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Specializes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Geriatric Psychiatry, Psychology

Medical Center Boulevard
Winston Salem, NC
(336) 716-2255; (336) 716-1103

Clinical interests: Aging, Anxiety, Behavioral Medicine, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Community, Depression, General ... (Read more)

Dr. Gretchen Brenes' areas of specialization are geriatric psychiatry, psychology, and cognitive-behavioral therapy; she sees patients in Winston-Salem, NC. Her clinical interests include phobias, generalized anxiety disorder, and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). She accepts Medicare insurance.

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7 . resultSebastian G Kaplan PhD
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Specializes in Child Psychology, Family Therapy

Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC
(336) 716-2255

Clinical interests: Pediatric Trauma, Parent Training in Behavior Management, School-based Mental Health, ADHD, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sebastian Kaplan works as a family therapist and child psychologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: developmental disabilities, trauma, and attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Kaplan is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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8 . resultCharlie W Suttenfield PHD
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Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Health Psychology

Medical Center Boulevard
Winston Salem, NC
(336) 716-9703

Clinical interests: Rehabilitation Psychology

Dr. Charlie Suttenfield is a health psychology, physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), and cognitive-behavioral therapy specialist in Winston-Salem, NC. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. For his professional training, Dr. Suttenfield completed a residency program at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Suttenfield is affiliated with North Carolina Baptist Hospital.

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9 . resultDr. Christine Marie Giarmo PHD, PSYD
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Specializes in Group Therapy, Health Psychology, Neuropsychology, Child Psychology, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy

727 S Fayetteville Street; Suite C
Asheboro, NC
(336) 625-2073

Dr. Christine Giarmo's specialties are family therapy, group therapy, and health psychology. She practices in Asheboro, NC. Dr. Giarmo honors Medicare insurance.

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10 . resultVictoria Lynne Winstead PHD, LMFT
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Specializes in Family Therapy

1107 W Market Street
Greensboro, NC
(336) 272-0770; (336) 501-8300

Clinical interests: Individual Therapy & Counseling, Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling, Family Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Victoria Winstead's area of specialization is family therapy. Areas of expertise for Dr. Winstead include individual therapy, consultation, and narrative therapy.

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11 . resultDavid L Mount PSYD
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Specializes in Neuropsychology, Psychotherapy, Health Psychology

Medical Center Boulevard
Winston Salem, NC
(336) 716-2255

Clinical interests: Neurorehabilitation, Issues in Primary Care Practice, Mental Illness Prevention, Biopsychosocial ... (Read more)

Dr. David Mount specializes in health psychology, neuropsychology, and psychotherapy. In Dr. Mount's practice, he is particularly interested in neuro-rehabilitation. He trained at the University of Missouri Health System for residency.

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12 . resultMr. Jack L Hileman LMFT, MA, MDiv, AAMFT Approved Supervisor
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Specializes in Family Therapy

3713 Richfield Road
Greensboro, NC
(336) 288-1484

13 . resultRev (Mr.) Joseph B Alexander MA, MDiv, LMFT
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Specializes in Family Therapy

403 S Hawthorne Road
Winston Salem, NC
(336) 716-0800; (336) 939-0412

Clinical interests: Alzheimer's, Career Counseling, Chronic Pain or Illness, Depression, Domestic Abuse, Parenting, ... (Read more)

Mr. Joseph Alexander works as a family therapist. Areas of expertise for Mr. Alexander include interpersonal psychotherapy, coping skills, and career counseling. He is an in-network provider for CIGNA Plans, Health Net, and First Health, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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14 . resultMs. Angela Rae Wiley LPC, LCAS, MAC, NCC, BC-DMT, RDT/BCT
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Specializes in Counseling, Psychotherapy

4112 Spring Garden; Suite B
Greensboro, NC
(336) 698-6723; (336) 754-2080

Clinical interests: Hearing impaired, visualy impaired, survivors of abuse, survivors of sexual assult, developmental ... (Read more)

Ms. Angela Wiley's areas of specialization are counseling and psychotherapy; she sees patients in Greensboro, NC. Clinical interests for Ms. Wiley include sandplay therapy, individual therapy, and impulse control disorders.

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15 . resultDr. James C Hunt PSYD
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Specializes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Psychology

1701 Westchester Drive; Suite 350
High Point, NC
(336) 887-8979

Dr. James Hunt is a psychologist and cognitive therapist. Dr. Hunt honors Medicare insurance.

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16 . resultDr. Donald R Bartley LMFT, DMin
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Specializes in Family Therapy

1130 S Church Street
Asheboro, NC
(336) 626-0208

Mr. Donald Bartley specializes in family therapy and practices in Asheboro, NC. Mr. Bartley is in-network for Health Net, MedCost, and Comprehensive Behavioral Care (CompCare), in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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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