Psychiatry located in Midtown Manhattan, New York, NY and Danbury, CT


About Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy plays an important role in promoting mental health and well-being. At Elevate Medical in Midtown Manhattan, the team of Yung Park, MD, Kevin Lemaire, DO, Sima Paul, MD, and Lesley Cano, PMHNP-BC, provide psychotherapy, also known as talk therapy or counseling, as an important part of mental health care. Call today or use the online tool to book an appointment and find out how you can benefit. 

Psychotherapy Q&A

What is psychotherapy?


During psychotherapy, you work with a trained mental health professional to explore and address psychological, emotional, and behavioral challenges. 


Through meaningful conversations, psychotherapy aims to increase self-awareness, enhance coping skills, improve interpersonal relationships, and promote overall mental wellness. Psychotherapy can be held as one-on-one, couple, family, or group sessions. 

What are the benefits of psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy offers numerous benefits, including:


  • Improved emotional regulation
  • Enhanced self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Reduced symptoms of anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions
  • Better communication and interpersonal skills
  • Increased insight and self-awareness
  • Support during times of crisis or emotional distress
  • Personal growth and self-fulfillment 


Psychotherapy can help you cope with stressful life events, the impact of trauma, medical illness, or loss such as the death of a loved one. It’s also a powerful tool to treat mental health conditions like depression or anxiety.

What are the common types of psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy includes several approaches, including:


  • Cognitive behavioral therapy 
  • Dialectical behavior therapy 
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Interpersonal therapy 
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy 
  • Mindfulness-based therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Group therapy


Each type of psychotherapy has a unique set of principles, techniques, and goals that are tailored to address specific mental health concerns and individual needs. The providers at Elevate Medical decide which approaches are best for your particular situation.

How does psychotherapy work?

Psychotherapy works by creating a safe and confidential space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors with a trained therapist. 


Through active listening, empathetic understanding, and evidence-based techniques, the Elevate Medical therapists help you gain insight into your challenges, identify patterns of thinking or behavior, and develop effective coping strategies and solutions. 


Psychotherapy helps you get at the root cause of any mental health concerns and address them head on.


How can psychotherapy help me?

The team of experienced therapists specializes in providing compassionate and effective psychotherapy services. They offer therapy to address a wide range of mental health concerns. 


Sessions are tailored to your unique needs and goals so as to foster a supportive and collaborative therapeutic relationship. Psychotherapy is frequently used alongside medication to address mental health conditions. 


Call Elevate Medical or use the online tool to schedule your first consultation and session.