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Psychotherapy

A psychologist helps you work through your problems and issues. By using psychotherapy, psychologist assists persons from varying ages to live healthier, happier, and more productive lives.

 

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Online & in-clinic services are available

Online & in-clinic services are available by booking an appointment here. Mental health script will be sent digitally for use in your local pharmacy.

Patients who opt for our online services require an internet connection and a mobile phone or computer with a microphone. Pricing is between 2000 - 2500 pesos per session. Spots are limited, payment upfront is required to secure a slot. 

In-clinic appointments can be accommodated every Friday and Saturday in our Ortigas Clinic. 

After booking your appointment online, our mental health team will call you within 12 hours to finalize the details of your appointment.

For any appointment related queries, please call us at 09173247110 or email us at clinic@prescriptionpsychiatrists.com.ph.

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Telepsychiatry can involve direct interaction between a psychiatrist and the patient. It also encompasses psychiatrists supporting primary care providers with mental health care consultation and expertise. Mental health care can be delivered in live, interactive communication.

Psychotherapy

What to expect in Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is called “talk therapy” because it utilizes more open communication, rather than medications.

Quite a few forms of psychotherapy only last for a few sessions, whereas others may last for a few months to years. Sessions are usually for an hour per week and they follow a structured process. The goals of treatment and arrangements for how often and how long to meet are planned jointly by the client and therapist.

Since sessions only happen once each week, psychotherapists normally give assignments to their clients for further reinforcement of the process.

Sessions may occur one-to-one, in pair, or as a group. Approaches may extend to other forms of communication such as, role-playing, narrative story, visual arts, and music.

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What is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy, also referred to as talk therapy, is an approach by trained mental health providers to help people with different classifications of mental illnesses and to assist individuals in coping up with their emotional difficulties.

In psychotherapy, psychologists apply scientifically validated procedures to help people develop healthier, more effective habits. Therapy can take various forms — cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, psychodynamic therapy, or a combination of these — but at the centre of each is the caring relationship between a mental health professional and a client.

Psychotherapy is a collaborative treatment based on the relationship between an individual and a psychologist. Grounded in dialogue, it provides a supportive environment that allows you to talk openly with someone who’s objective, neutral and nonjudgmental. It aims to enable patients, or clients, to understand their feelings, and what makes them feel positive, anxious, or depressed. This can equip them to cope with difficult situations in a more adaptive way. You and your psychologist will work together to identify and change the thought and behaviour patterns that are keeping you from feeling your best.

Psychotherapy can provide help with a range of problems, from depression and low self-esteem to addiction and family disputes. Anyone who is feeling overwhelmed by their problems and unable to cope may be able to benefit from psychotherapy.

Who can benefit from Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy can be used to help a range of people. According to a survey conducted by Psychology Today in 2004, 59 million people in the US received a mental health treatment and around 30 million adults were in psychotherapy during a two year period. The American Psychological Association, 50% of Americans believed that the number of stigma in their country has decreased thus perhaps the rise in the numbers of people seeking professional help. Here in the Philippines, we are making big steps towards a stigma-free community.

People come to therapy to get help. The impetus for therapy is as unique and diverse as the individuals who seek it, but typically people come to find the assistance they haven’t found in other areas of their life. Depending on the issue and type of therapy, this help may come in the form of support, information, guidance, self-knowledge and/or the space to learn and practice new tools.

Psychotherapy can be helpful in treating most mental health problems, including:
  • Anxiety disorders, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), phobias, panic disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Mood disorders, such as bipolar disorder
  • Depression – Psychotherapy is effective for individuals with depression and anxiety.
  • Addictions, such as alcoholism, drug dependence or compulsive gambling
  • Eating disorders, such as anorexia or bulimia
  • Personality disorders, such as borderline personality disorder or dependent personality disorder
  • Schizophrenia or other disorders that cause detachment from reality (psychotic disorders)

However, it is important to realize that not everyone seeking out psychotherapy has a mental illness. Psychotherapy can help with a number of life’s stresses and conflicts that can affect anyone. For example, it may help you:

  • Resolve conflicts with your family, or partner, or someone else in your life
  • Relieve anxiety or stress due to work or other situations
  • Cope with major life changes, such as divorce, the death of a loved one or the loss of a job
  • Learn to manage unhealthy reactions, such as road rage or passive-aggressive behavior
  • Come to terms with an ongoing or serious physical health problem, such as diabetes, cancer or long-term (chronic) pain
  • Recover from physical or sexual abuse or witnessing violence
  • Cope with sexual problems, whether they’re due to a physical or psychological cause
  • Sleep better, if you have trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep (insomnia)
    Determine career, relationship, and personal goals.

Depending on a person’s situation, psychotherapy may be as effective as medications. Although, in some cases it is being implemented adjacent to prescribed medications as psychotherapy may not be enough to ease some symptoms of a mental health condition.

Who can provide Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is being facilitated by a specially-trained individual. These individuals are called psychotherapists.

A psychotherapist may be a psychologist, a marriage and family therapist, a licensed clinical social worker or mental health counselor, a psychiatric nurse practitioner, psychoanalyst, or psychiatrist.

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When should I go to Psychotherapy?

Since mental health care and psychotherapy here in the country is surrounded by a lot of misconceptions, one may feel reluctant to reach out to professionals. Breaking barriers and moving above the stigma is worth it. Whenever you feel dissatisfied with an aspect of your life or with the quality of your life as a whole, psychotherapy is here to help.Short-term psychotherapy works for people who are dealing with immediate issues they need help navigating while long-term psychotherapy is suited for those who are facing long-standing and complex issues.

The following feelings are signs that an individual might benefit from psychotherapy:
  • You feel unable to cope with everyday problems.
  • You feel an overwhelming, prolonged sense of helplessness and sadness.
  • Your problems don’t seem to get better despite your efforts and help from family and friends.
  • You find it difficult to concentrate on work assignments or to carry out other everyday activities.
  • You worry excessively, expect the worst or are constantly on edge.
  • Your actions, such as drinking too much alcohol, using drugs or being aggressive, are harming you or others.
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What is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy, also referred to as talk therapy, is an approach by trained mental health providers to help people with different classifications of mental illnesses and to assist individuals in coping up with their emotional difficulties.

In psychotherapy, psychologists apply scientifically validated procedures to help people develop healthier, more effective habits. Therapy can take various forms — cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, psychodynamic therapy, or a combination of these — but at the centre of each is the caring relationship between a mental health professional and a client.

Psychotherapy is a collaborative treatment based on the relationship between an individual and a psychologist. Grounded in dialogue, it provides a supportive environment that allows you to talk openly with someone who’s objective, neutral and nonjudgmental. It aims to enable patients, or clients, to understand their feelings, and what makes them feel positive, anxious, or depressed. This can equip them to cope with difficult situations in a more adaptive way. You and your psychologist will work together to identify and change the thought and behaviour patterns that are keeping you from feeling your best.

Psychotherapy can provide help with a range of problems, from depression and low self-esteem to addiction and family disputes. Anyone who is feeling overwhelmed by their problems and unable to cope may be able to benefit from psychotherapy.

What to expect in Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is called “talk therapy” because it utilizes more open communication, rather than medications.

Quite a few forms of psychotherapy only last for a few sessions, whereas others may last for a few months to years. Sessions are usually for an hour per week and they follow a structured process. The goals of treatment and arrangements for how often and how long to meet are planned jointly by the client and therapist.

Since sessions only happen once each week, psychotherapists normally give assignments to their clients for further reinforcement of the process.

Sessions may occur one-to-one, in pair, or as a group. Approaches may extend to other forms of communication such as, role-playing, narrative story, visual arts, and music.

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Who can provide Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is being facilitated by a specially-trained individual. These individuals are called psychotherapists.

A psychotherapist may be a psychologist, a marriage and family therapist, a licensed clinical social worker or mental health counselor, a psychiatric nurse practitioner, psychoanalyst, or psychiatrist.

Who can benefit from Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy can be used to help a range of people. According to a survey conducted by Psychology Today in 2004, 59 million people in the US received a mental health treatment and around 30 million adults were in psychotherapy during a two year period. The American Psychological Association, 50% of Americans believed that the number of stigma in their country has decreased thus perhaps the rise in the numbers of people seeking professional help. Here in the Philippines, we are making big steps towards a stigma-free community.

People come to therapy to get help. The impetus for therapy is as unique and diverse as the individuals who seek it, but typically people come to find the assistance they haven’t found in other areas of their life. Depending on the issue and type of therapy, this help may come in the form of support, information, guidance, self-knowledge and/or the space to learn and practice new tools.

Psychotherapy can be helpful in treating most mental health problems, including:
  • Anxiety disorders, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), phobias, panic disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Mood disorders, such as bipolar disorder
  • Depression – Psychotherapy is effective for individuals with depression and anxiety.
  • Addictions, such as alcoholism, drug dependence or compulsive gambling
  • Eating disorders, such as anorexia or bulimia
  • Personality disorders, such as borderline personality disorder or dependent personality disorder
  • Schizophrenia or other disorders that cause detachment from reality (psychotic disorders)

However, it is important to realize that not everyone seeking out psychotherapy has a mental illness. Psychotherapy can help with a number of life’s stresses and conflicts that can affect anyone. For example, it may help you:

  • Resolve conflicts with your family, or partner, or someone else in your life
  • Relieve anxiety or stress due to work or other situations
  • Cope with major life changes, such as divorce, the death of a loved one or the loss of a job
  • Learn to manage unhealthy reactions, such as road rage or passive-aggressive behavior
  • Come to terms with an ongoing or serious physical health problem, such as diabetes, cancer or long-term (chronic) pain
  • Recover from physical or sexual abuse or witnessing violence
  • Cope with sexual problems, whether they’re due to a physical or psychological cause
  • Sleep better, if you have trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep (insomnia)
    Determine career, relationship, and personal goals.

Depending on a person’s situation, psychotherapy may be as effective as medications. Although, in some cases it is being implemented adjacent to prescribed medications as psychotherapy may not be enough to ease some symptoms of a mental health condition.

Psychotherapy Makati, Need Psychotherapy Manila

When should I go to Psychotherapy?

Since mental health care and psychotherapy here in the country is surrounded by a lot of misconceptions, one may feel reluctant to reach out to professionals. Breaking barriers and moving above the stigma is worth it. Whenever you feel dissatisfied with an aspect of your life or with the quality of your life as a whole, psychotherapy is here to help.Short-term psychotherapy works for people who are dealing with immediate issues they need help navigating while long-term psychotherapy is suited for those who are facing long-standing and complex issues.

The following feelings are signs that an individual might benefit from psychotherapy:
  • You feel unable to cope with everyday problems.
  • You feel an overwhelming, prolonged sense of helplessness and sadness.
  • Your problems don’t seem to get better despite your efforts and help from family and friends.
  • You find it difficult to concentrate on work assignments or to carry out other everyday activities.
  • You worry excessively, expect the worst or are constantly on edge.
  • Your actions, such as drinking too much alcohol, using drugs or being aggressive, are harming you or others.

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Is Psychotherapy effective?

Research shows that most people who receive psychotherapy experience symptom relief and are better able to function in their lives. Hundreds of studies have found that psychotherapy helps people make positive changes in their lives.

Reviews of these studies show that about 75 percent of people who enter psychotherapy show some benefit. Other reviews have found that the average person who engages in psychotherapy is better off by the end of treatment than 80 percent of those who don’t receive treatment at all. Psychotherapy has been shown to improve emotions and behaviours and to be linked with positive changes in the brain and body. The benefits also include fewer sick days, less disability, fewer medical problems, and increased work satisfaction.

To help get the most out of psychotherapy, approach the therapy as a collaborative effort, be open and honest, and follow your agreed-upon plan for treatment. Follow through with any assignments between sessions, such as writing in a journal or practising what you’ve talked about.

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What are the different kinds of psychotherapy?

There are many different approaches to psychotherapy. Psychologists generally draw on one or more of these. Each theoretical perspective acts as a roadmap to help the psychologist understand their clients and their problems and develop solutions.

The kind of treatment you receive will depend on a variety of factors: current psychological research, your psychologist’s theoretical orientation and what works best for your situation.

There are numerous styles and approaches in psychotherapy. Most commonly used techniques are:
Behavioural therapy

Behavioural therapy helps clients to understand how changes in behaviour can lead to changes in how they feel. It focuses on increasing the person’s engagement in positive or socially reinforcing activities.

Cognitive therapy

Cognitive therapy starts with the idea that what we think shapes how we feel. Depression, for example, may stem from having thoughts or beliefs that are not based on evidence, such as “I am useless,” or “Everything goes wrong because of me.” Changing these beliefs can change a person’s view of events, and their emotional state.

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

Pairs cognitive with behavioural therapy, to address both thoughts and behaviours.

Interpersonal therapy

This approach focuses on interpersonal relationships. Learning skills for improving communication patterns may help the client to manage the depression. The therapist helps the client to identify relevant emotions, and where these are coming from. Then, they can help them to express their emotions in a healthier way. The client learns to modify their approach to interpersonal problems, understand them, and manage them more constructively.

Family therapy

A family therapist looks at symptoms in the family context. Some conditions require the treatment of the family unit. It focuses on improving communication within the family. Participants learn new ways of listening and how to ask and respond to questions openly rather than defensively. An example is when a client has depression because of marital problems.
Cognitive therapy, behavioural therapy, and especially interpersonal therapy may help.
Identifying family patterns that contribute to a behavior disorder or mental illness can help family members to break negative habits and patterns.
Family therapy generally involves discussion and problem-solving sessions with the client and the family, as a group, in couples, or one-to-one.

Group therapy

A group therapy session usually involves 6-12 clients and one or more therapists. The participants have similar problems, and they benefit from the therapist/s, and by observing how others handle their issues and respond to feedback.

Getting feedback from other people with related problems can give a new perspective and help to facilitate improvement and change. Although speaking up in a group may seem intimidating, the sense of support provides a rewarding and fulfilling to individuals.

Psycho-dynamic therapy

Psychodynamic therapy, or insight-oriented therapy, focuses on the deep-seated causes of behaviour. For instance, patterns of behaviour stemming from a person’s upbringing or earlier life experiences, which continue to impact present-day behaviours.
The aim is to increase self-awareness and understanding of how the past affects present behaviour. This can help people to understand the source of their emotional distress, usually by exploring motives, needs, and defences that they are not aware of.

Additional therapies sometimes used in combination with psychotherapy include:

  • Animal-assisted therapy – working with dogs, horses or other animals to bring comfort, help with communication and help cope with trauma
  • Creative arts therapy – use of art, dance, drama, music and poetry therapies
  • Play therapy – to help children identify and talk about their emotions and feelings

Are there any risks in Psychotherapy?

Generally, there’s a little risk in having psychotherapy because it can explore painful feelings and experiences, you may feel emotionally uncomfortable at times. However, any risks are minimized by working with a skilled therapist who can match the type and intensity of therapy with your needs.

The coping skills that you learn can help you manage and conquer negative feelings and fears.

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How do I know when I’m finished with Psychotherapy?

You and your psychologist will decide together when you are ready to end psychotherapy. One day, you’ll realize you’re no longer going to bed and waking up worrying about the problem that brought you to psychotherapy. Or you will get positive feedback from others. For a child who was having trouble in school, a teacher might report that the child is no longer disruptive and is making progress both academically and socially. Together you and your psychologist will assess whether you’ve achieved the goals you established at the beginning of the process.

It is strongly advised that once you are done attending psychotherapy sessions, you visit your physician/psychiatrist for periodic check-ups. You can also do the same with your psychologist so you can do a report on how you are doing.

Psychotherapy does not have a beginning, a middle, or an ending. You may solve one problem than face another life situation where you will feel like your learned skills and knowledge on your last course of treatment needs to be upgraded. You may contact again your psychologist, after all, they already know your life-story.

However, you don’t have to wait for a life crisis to happen to see a psychologist/psychotherapist. You might want the skills and knowledge you already have to be refined or to further enrich your personal strengths and virtues. Think of it as a mental health tune-up.

What are the different kinds of psychotherapy?

There are many different approaches to psychotherapy. Psychologists generally draw on one or more of these. Each theoretical perspective acts as a roadmap to help the psychologist understand their clients and their problems and develop solutions.

The kind of treatment you receive will depend on a variety of factors: current psychological research, your psychologist’s theoretical orientation and what works best for your situation.

There are numerous styles and approaches in psychotherapy. Most commonly used techniques are:

Behavioural therapy

Behavioural therapy helps clients to understand how changes in behaviour can lead to changes in how they feel. It focuses on increasing the person’s engagement in positive or socially reinforcing activities.

Cognitive therapy

Cognitive therapy starts with the idea that what we think shapes how we feel. Depression, for example, may stem from having thoughts or beliefs that are not based on evidence, such as “I am useless,” or “Everything goes wrong because of me.” Changing these beliefs can change a person’s view of events, and their emotional state.

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

pairs cognitive with behavioural therapy, to address both thoughts and behaviours.

Interpersonal therapy

This approach focuses on interpersonal relationships. Learning skills for improving communication patterns may help the client to manage the depression. The therapist helps the client to identify relevant emotions, and where these are coming from. Then, they can help them to express their emotions in a healthier way. The client learns to modify their approach to interpersonal problems, understand them, and manage them more constructively.

Family therapy

A family therapist looks at symptoms in the family context. Some conditions require the treatment of the family unit. It focuses on improving communication within the family. Participants learn new ways of listening and how to ask and respond to questions openly rather than defensively. An example is when a client has depression because of marital problems.

Cognitive therapy, behavioural therapy, and especially interpersonal therapy may help.

Identifying family patterns that contribute to a behavior disorder or mental illness can help family members to break negative habits and patterns.

Family therapy generally involves discussion and problem-solving sessions with the client and the family, as a group, in couples, or one-to-one.

Group therapy

A group therapy session usually involves 6-12 clients and one or more therapists. The participants have similar problems, and they benefit from the therapist/s, and by observing how others handle their issues and respond to feedback.

Getting feedback from other people with related problems can give a new perspective and help to facilitate improvement and change. Although speaking up in a group may seem intimidating, the sense of support provides a rewarding and fulfilling to individuals.

Psycho-dynamic therapy

Psychodynamic therapy, or insight-oriented therapy, focuses on the deep-seated causes of behaviour. For instance, patterns of behaviour stemming from a person’s upbringing or earlier life experiences, which continue to impact present-day behaviours.

The aim is to increase self-awareness and understanding of how the past affects present behaviour. This can help people to understand the source of their emotional distress, usually by exploring motives, needs, and defences that they are not aware of.

  • Additional therapies sometimes used in combination with psychotherapy include:
  • Animal-assisted therapy – working with dogs, horses or other animals to bring comfort, help with communication and help cope with trauma
  • Creative arts therapy – use of art, dance, drama, music and poetry therapies
    Play therapy – to help children identify and talk about their emotions and feelings
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Are there any risks in Psychotherapy?

Generally, there’s a little risk in having psychotherapy because it can explore painful feelings and experiences, you may feel emotionally uncomfortable at times. However, any risks are minimized by working with a skilled therapist who can match the type and intensity of therapy with your needs.

The coping skills that you learn can help you manage and conquer negative feelings and fears.

Is Psychotherapy effective?

Research shows that most people who receive psychotherapy experience symptom relief and are better able to function in their lives. Hundreds of studies have found that psychotherapy helps people make positive changes in their lives.

Reviews of these studies show that about 75 percent of people who enter psychotherapy show some benefit. Other reviews have found that the average person who engages in psychotherapy is better off by the end of treatment than 80 percent of those who don’t receive treatment at all. Psychotherapy has been shown to improve emotions and behaviours and to be linked with positive changes in the brain and body. The benefits also include fewer sick days, less disability, fewer medical problems, and increased work satisfaction.

To help get the most out of psychotherapy, approach the therapy as a collaborative effort, be open and honest, and follow your agreed-upon plan for treatment. Follow through with any assignments between sessions, such as writing in a journal or practising what you’ve talked about.

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How do I know when I’m finished with Psychotherapy?

You and your psychologist will decide together when you are ready to end psychotherapy. One day, you’ll realize you’re no longer going to bed and waking up worrying about the problem that brought you to psychotherapy. Or you will get positive feedback from others. For a child who was having trouble in school, a teacher might report that the child is no longer disruptive and is making progress both academically and socially. Together you and your psychologist will assess whether you’ve achieved the goals you established at the beginning of the process.

It is strongly advised that once you are done attending psychotherapy sessions, you visit your physician/psychiatrist for periodic check-ups. You can also do the same with your psychologist so you can do a report on how you are doing.

Psychotherapy does not have a beginning, a middle, or an ending. You may solve one problem than face another life situation where you will feel like your learned skills and knowledge on your last course of treatment needs to be upgraded. You may contact again your psychologist, after all, they already know your life-story.

However, you don’t have to wait for a life crisis to happen to see a psychologist/psychotherapist. You might want the skills and knowledge you already have to be refined or to further enrich your personal strengths and virtues. Think of it as a mental health tune-up.

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Our EAP is designed to assist your employees and resolve mental health problems .

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Prescription Psychiatrists and Psychologists recommend that the business entity provides formal education for all staff including senior management as to inform them to their legal capacity or rights regarding mental health.

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