We found 4 providers matching psychotherapy treatment and who accept GHI HMO near Stony Brook, NY.

Dr. Ramin Vaziri Parsey, MD, PhD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Stony Brook Univ. Medical Center; Hsc Level 10 Room 020
Stony Brook, NY

Dr. Ramin Parsey's specialty is psychiatry. After completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Parsey performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. His clinical interests include depression, psychotherapy treatment, and psychopharmacology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Fidelis, and Viant. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include National Institutes of Mental Health Resident of the Year and A.E. Bennett Award, Society of Biological Psychiatry. Dr. Parsey is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center.

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Dr. Long Lory E E Bright Long, MD
Specializes in Geriatric Psychiatry
100 Patriots Road
Stony Brook, NY

Dr. Lory Bright is a medical specialist in geriatric psychiatry. Dr. Bright (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language and Spanish. Her clinical interests include stress management, psychopharmacology, and adjustment disorders. Dr. Bright attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo for residency. She honors Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Fidelis, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Brittain Lynn Mahaffey, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
Suny Putnam Hill
Stony Brook, NY

Dr. Brittain Mahaffey is a psychologist. Her clinical interests encompass cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Dr. Mahaffey takes HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Harold Pass, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
Stony Brook Univ. Medical Center; Hsc 10-041
Stony Brook, NY

Dr. Harold Pass specializes in psychology. His areas of expertise include hypnosis (hypnotherapy), depression, and psychotherapy treatment. Magellan Health Services, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and Anthem are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pass honors.

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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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