In-office and telepsychology sessions are available. New patients welcome.
Dr. Pita's approach is to understand you, your situation, and the context of your therapeutic or assessment needs. His goal is to provide you with symptom relief and the coping skills that will enable you to improve the quality of your life in a confidential, safe setting. Long-term therapeutic goals involve coming to a deeper understanding and resolution of underlying issues that contributed to the development of the problem.
People and their circumstances are complex and unique. Therefore, Dr. Pita develops treatment plans specifically for your needs and goals. He utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and insight oriented therapies. The therapeutic frameworks used with clients have proven to be effective in changing maladaptive thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. This therapeutic approach effectively reveals and resolves the source(s) of your behaviors.
Dr. Pita is committed to helping you through the therapeutic process to understand your behaviors better making a professional commitment to provide effective services to help you heal and thrive.
Psychotherapy, or talk therapy is aimed at relieving emotional distress and mental health problems. Psychotherapy can help eliminate or control troubling symptoms so a person can function better and can increase well-being and healing. Therapy involves examining and gaining insight into life choices and difficulties faced by individuals, couples, or families. Many problems can be helped by psychotherapy including difficulties in coping with daily life; the impact of trauma, recovery from Narcissistic abuse, preparation for marriage, medical illness or loss, like the death of a loved one; and specific mental disorders such as depression or anxiety, etc.
The choice of therapy type depends on the patient’s particular illness and circumstances and his/her preference. Dr Pita combines elements from different approaches to best meet the needs of the person receiving treatment. To this end he draws on these therapy techniques:
Therapy sessions refer to structured meetings between a licensed provider and a client with a goal of improving some aspect of their life. The critical aspect is that the client or patient works collaboratively with the therapist and can identify improvement and positive change over time. The benefits of successful therapy are literally life changing. Most people, regardless of their specific challenges, can benefit from having an impartial observer listen and offer guidance.
Dr. Pita offers individual, family, couple, and group settings, helping children, teens and adults.
Sessions are typically held once a week for 50 minutes. For therapy to be effective both patient and therapist need to be actively involved in psychotherapy. The trust and relationship between a person and his/her therapist is essential to working together effectively and benefiting from psychotherapy.
Psychotherapy can be short-term (a few sessions), dealing with immediate issues, or long-term (several months or years), dealing with longstanding and complex issues. The goals of treatment and arrangements for how often and how long to meet are planned jointly by the patient and therapist. Confidentiality is a basic requirement of psychotherapy.
Psychotherapy is sometimes used in combination with medication to treat mental health conditions. For some people combined medication and psychotherapy treatment is better than either alone. Healthy lifestyle improvements, such as good nutrition, regular exercise and adequate sleep, can be important in supporting recovery and overall wellness. These issues will be addressed during the normal course of treatment.
Approximately 75 percent of people who enter psychotherapy show some benefit from it.
Research shows overwhelmingly that mental health therapy, whether individual, group, family, marriage, or couples does indeed benefit people of all ages, cultures, ethnicities, socioeconomic statuses, and abilities or disabilities with reported symptom relief and improved function in their lives. Psychotherapy has been shown to improve emotions and behaviors and is 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.