Psychotherapy Specialist

Ashraf Abaza, MD -  - Psychiatrist

TMS Medical Therapy of Suffolk County

Ashraf Abaza, MD

Psychiatrist & Psychopharmacologist located in Long Island, Northport, NY

Psychotherapy, which merely refers to talk therapy, helps you overcome mental, emotional, and behavioral challenges in your life, whether they’re due to a stressful life event, such as losing your job, or you have a chronic mental health disorder. Dr. Ashraf Abaza at TMS Medical Therapy of Suffolk County is highly experienced in many types of psychotherapy. After determining your treatment goals, he recommends the technique that fits your needs. To learn more about psychotherapy, call the office in Suffolk County, New York or book an appointment online.

Psychotherapy Q & A

What is psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is an umbrella term that includes many different types of talk therapy used to treat problems that affect your mental, emotional, and behavioral well-being. Talk therapy helps you identify issues at the source of your problems, then learn positive ways to overcome the challenges you face.

Which mental health conditions are treated with psychotherapy?

Even if you receive medications to help manage your symptoms, most mental health disorders benefit from psychotherapy. In fact, many patients reach their treatment goals and maintain better long-term mental health when psychotherapy and medication are used together.

Therapy treats disorders that interfere with living a happy, productive life, whether they involve difficulty making and sustaining meaningful relationships or fulfilling your responsibilities. A few examples of disorders treated with psychotherapy include:

Patients also frequently seek psychotherapy when they’re going through a stressful event like a divorce, or they have a chronic disease or medical illness causing depression or anxiety.

What are the different types of psychotherapy?

There isn’t one type of therapy that’s the best choice for a particular mental health disorder or patient. Each therapeutic method takes a different approach that makes it a better match for a specific issue or personality. Your treatment plan may even include several therapeutic techniques, depending on your goals.

Dr. Abaza is experienced in a range of psychotherapies such as:

  • Individual cognitive psychotherapy
  • Individual supportive psychotherapy
  • Relational therapy
  • Trauma-focused psychotherapy
  • Solution-focused therapy

What should you expect when you begin psychotherapy?

Dr. Abaza is one of the rare psychiatrists who does more than manage medications. He gets to know each patient and their families, and he specializes in providing ongoing psychotherapy for his patients.

When you come in for your first consultation, you’ll immediately relax in a comfortable, soothing environment. Dr. Abaza conducts a one-on-one evaluation that includes a review of your treatment history, a thorough psychological assessment, and a discussion about your expected goals and outcomes.

Dr. Abaza’s therapy is solution-oriented, so he never loses sight of each patient’s final goal. To that end, he talks with you about your treatment options and, with your active input and participation, develops a tailored treatment plan.

When you’re ready to take that step and engage in psychotherapy, call TMS Medical Therapy of Suffolk County or book an appointment online.