Therapy is not a “one size fits all” process. The most appropriate type of talk therapy is determined by your symptoms, timeline, and goals for treatment. Dr. Norris is trained in multiple therapy modalities to help you decide what works best for you. Research most often identifies that medication management along with talk-therapy yield the best results for restoring healthy mental functioning.
Explore your past and how it has impacted your current outlook, relationships, and approaches to stressors. Psychodynamic Psychotherapy emphasizes understanding patterns in your life that may have been both helpful and detrimental to improve choices moving forward.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
The way we think and talk to ourselves affects the way we feel. If you think you’re awful, you will feel awful. CBT addresses how our thoughts affect our emotions and decisions. In CBT, you learn skills and develop strategies on how to shift these thoughts to be less catastrophic and more reality-based, which can improve your emotions and the choices you make.
Cognitive Processing Therapy
CPT is a form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that focuses on various forms of trauma. Trauma negatively impacts the way we see ourselves and others. CPT builds skills to challenge these negative thoughts so you can move forward with a healthier outlook.
IPT focuses on relationships and how our moods affect our ability to relate to others and vice versa. It is a shorter therapy course (between 12 to 16 weeks) that addresses specific relationship conflicts in the patient’s life, communication skills, and ability to problem-solve.
Post-Partum Depression and Anxiety affects 1 in 5 mothers and depression or anxiety during pregnancy is common, but can go undiagnosed. Dr. Norris is passionate about treating mothers and mothers-to-be. Whether therapy, medication, or a combination of the two is right for you, know that you will have knowledge in making the best decision for your health and the health of your child. Dr. Norris will work with your OB during your pregnancy so that your physical and mental health are addressed regularly. Post-partum, you and your baby will be monitored as you continue treatment.
Medications can be effective in managing a variety of psychological symptoms. Dr. Norris will work with you in determining the best medication options that fit your needs.