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We found 5 providers matching psychotherapy treatment and who accept GHI HMO near Stony Brook, NY.

Ramin Vaziri Parsey MD, PhD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Stony Brook Univ. Medical Center; Hsc Level 10 Room 020
Stony Brook, NY
(631) 444-3084; (631) 261-4400

Dr. Ramin Parsey's area of specialization is psychiatry. He is especially interested in depression, psychotherapy treatment, and psychopharmacology. Dr. Parsey is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Parsey attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He accepts Fidelis, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Parsey's distinctions include: National Institutes of Mental Health Resident of the Year and A.E. Bennett Award, Society of Biological Psychiatry.

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Dr. Lory E Bright-Long MD
Specializes in Geriatric Psychiatry
100 Patriots Road
Stony Brook, NY
(631) 444-8608; (631) 632-8849

Dr. Lory Bright-Long is a specialist in geriatric psychiatry. She works in Stony Brook, NY and Brentwood, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Bright-Long include stress management, adjustment disorders, and psychopharmacology. She takes Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Fidelis, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bright-Long's education and training includes medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Bright-Long (or staff) speaks Sign Language and Spanish.

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Dr. Nehal P Vadhan PHD
Specializes in Neuropsychology, Psychology, Addiction Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
Stony Brook Adult Outpatient Psychiatry
Stony Brook University,

Dr. Nehal Vadhan's specialties are psychology, neuropsychology, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Dr. Vadhan's areas of expertise consist of learning disabilities, substance abuse, and psychosis. Fidelis, HealthSmart, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vadhan takes. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Top Poster Award Finalist Society of Biological Psychiatry; Irving Scholars Award-Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research; and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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Specializes in Psychology
Suny Putnam Hill
Stony Brook, NY
(631) 444-4000; (631) 632-8317

Dr. Brittain Mahaffey is a psychologist in Queens, NY and Stony Brook, NY. Her areas of expertise include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Dr. Mahaffey is an in-network provider for Fidelis, HealthSmart, Viant, and more.

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Dr. Harold Pass PHD
Specializes in Psychology
Stony Brook Univ. Medical Center; HSC 10-041
Stony Brook, NY
(631) 444-2571; (631) 265-8873

Dr. Harold Pass' area of specialization is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pass include hypnosis (hypnotherapy), depression, and psychotherapy treatment. Dr. Pass takes several insurance carriers, including Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Fidelis, and Viant.

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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.