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Ann Stodart Navarro LPC, LPA, M.A.
Specializes in Counseling, Group Therapy, Psychology
Address: 115 N Lafayette Street, Shelby, NC 28150
Jamie Lorin Clary LPA, M.A.
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 1710 Kings Road, Shelby, NC 28150
Gary L. Romich LPA
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 824 S Dekalb Street, Shelby, NC 28150
Ms. Gaylain Monya Crosby LPA
Specializes in Psychology
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 917 1st Street, Shelby, NC 28150
Joseph H. Lanier PHD
Specializes in Neuropsychology, Psychology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 1333 Fallston Road, Shelby, NC 28150
Mrs. Rebekah Thompson HSP-PA, M.A
Specializes in Counseling, Psychology
Address: 1455 East Marion Street, Shelby, NC 28150
Ms. Elaine D. Kistler MA
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 1429 E Marion Street, Shelby, NC 28150
Tamela Lynn Moss LPA, MA
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 1429 E Marion Street, Shelby, NC 28150
Ms. Rebecca Marie Taylor LPA
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 203 Crystal Springs Lane, Shelby, NC 28150
Susan Voorhees LPA
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 709 N Dekalb Street, Shelby, NC 28150

What is Psychology?

Psychologists are not medical doctors, but they are important workers in the mental health field. A psychologist studies the way people feel and think, as well as how thoughts and feelings change the way people act. When psychologists work with patients directly to help them feel better, they practice clinical psychology. Clinical psychologists diagnose mental health disorders and provide treatment in the form of therapy.

A clinical psychologist might work with individuals, families, groups, or organizations. They may see people who are struggling to work through difficult circumstances, trying to overcome bad habits or patterns in their lives, recovering from a brain injury, or suffering from mental illness such as depression.

Clinical psychologists are skilled assessors. Through talking to their patients they can: (1) identify which thoughts or feelings are causing the problems in their patient's life, (2) help their patient acknowledge what emotional strengths they bring to face those problems, and (3) make plans for treatment.

Treatment varies widely depending on the patient's problems and the psychologist's areas of expertise. There hundreds of recognized modes of therapy; in addition, a patient may need to see a psychiatrist (medical doctor) for medication treatment. Whichever therapies a psychologist uses, the goal is to help patients see areas in their life where their thoughts or feelings are holding them back and causing distress. Through therapy, psychologists can encourage their patients to develop new ways to adapt so that they can lead happier lives.
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