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Talk Therapy in Mind Matters – Flower Mound

777 International Parkway suite 260, Flower Mound, TX 75022, USA

Office Hours

  • Monday9am — 5pm
  • Tuesday9am — 5pm
  • Wednesday9am — 5pm
  • Thursday9am — 9pm
  • Friday9am — 5pm
  • SaturdayBy Appointment Only
  • SundayClosed

Individual providers may offer expanded appointment hours. Please call (972) 221-7900 for availability.

How talk therapy works

Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, comprises discussions with a licensed mental health professional like a psychologist, counselor, or social worker to address mental or emotional concerns.

Certain types of talk therapy might be more effective for specific problems or issues. It’s recommended to consult a Geode therapist regarding your situation. They’ll develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs. If medication is part of the treatment plan, they can readily refer you to one of the Geode psychiatric practitioners within the same office.

Our therapists in Mind Matters – Flower Mound

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Matthew Peterson, LPC

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Krystal Nicodemus, LPC

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In-person or online appointments available with therapists in Mind Matters – Flower Mound

Distinguishing itself from numerous “virtual-only” mental healthcare companies today, Geode Health is situated physically in the communities we serve. This setup enables us to conduct in-person monitoring of patients with intricate needs, ensuring the safe prescription of medications that others are unable to offer, and providing access to the latest treatments.

To enhance flexibility, we also provide the option to connect with our providers online through secure video visits. Booking and managing both in-person and virtual appointments are straightforward online processes, with availability within a week or less.

Most common psychotherapy services at Geode Health

Child and adolescent therapy revolves around assisting children and teenagers in managing emotional, behavioral, and developmental challenges. It requires collaboration with a trained therapist who employs age-appropriate techniques to support these young individuals in expressing their thoughts and feelings, building coping skills, and enhancing their overall functioning.

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Couples therapy, a branch of psychotherapy, aims to assist couples in enhancing their communication, resolving conflicts, and reinforcing their relationship. This involves a trained therapist collaborating with both partners to identify and tackle issues such as infidelity, health concerns, financial challenges, or a lack of intimacy, all aimed at enhancing the overall health and happiness of the relationship.

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Couples therapy, a branch of psychotherapy, aims to assist couples in enhancing their communication, resolving conflicts, and reinforcing their relationship. This involves a trained therapist collaborating with both partners to identify and tackle issues such as infidelity, health concerns, financial challenges, or a lack of intimacy, all aimed at enhancing the overall health and happiness of the relationship.

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Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) constitutes a form of psychotherapy integrating cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques with mindfulness practices. Initially designed for borderline personality disorder (BPD), it has evolved to encompass treatment for various other conditions, including eating disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, substance abuse disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). DBT facilitates the acquisition of skills for individuals to effectively manage and regulate their emotions, cope with distress, and enhance their interpersonal connections. Its widespread popularity is evident as certain educational institutions now incorporate DBT skills to aid adolescents and young adults in enhancing their emotional well-being.

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Group therapy is a form of psychotherapy where a trained therapist leads a group of people who are experiencing similar mental health issues or life challenges. The therapy sessions are designed to provide support, guidance, and feedback to group members, as they share their experiences and learn from each other. Group psychotherapy can be effective in treating a range of mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, addiction, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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Motivational enhancement therapy (MET) is a type of brief intervention therapy that helps individuals increase their motivation to change their behavior. It is often used in the treatment of addiction and involves a collaborative and non-confrontational approach to help individuals explore their conflicting feelings and establish a personalized plan for behavior change.

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Psychodynamic therapy is a type of talk therapy that focuses on exploring unconscious thoughts, feelings, and past experiences that may be impacting a person’s current behavior and relationships. The therapy aims to help individuals gain insight into their patterns of behavior and emotions, ultimately leading to greater self-awareness and psychological growth.

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Supportive psychotherapy is a type of therapy that aims to provide emotional support and practical guidance to individuals who are experiencing a range of mental health problems. It is based on the principles of empathy, validation, and positive reinforcement, and is designed to help individuals cope with their symptoms, build self-esteem, and develop coping strategies in a safe environment.

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Frequently asked questions about talk therapy

Yes, both psychotherapy and talk therapy are synonymous terms for a particular type of mental health treatment.

Psychotherapy is generally understood as a form of psychological counseling or treatment that employs verbal communication and various activities to assess an individual’s mental and emotional state, aiming to alleviate negative emotional or behavioral patterns. Similarly, talk therapy encompasses any therapeutic approach where the psychotherapist engages in conversation with the patient as an integral part of their treatment plan.

It’s worth noting that not all forms of psychotherapy prioritize verbal communication as the primary component – some individuals opt for alternative, more creative methods such as art therapy, allowing patients to explore emotions using nonverbal means.

Though both psychotherapy and psychiatry can effectively manage mental illness, they differ significantly.

A psychiatrist, being a medical doctor, specializes in diagnosing and treating mental illness primarily using medications. Medications like antidepressants or mood stabilizers are employed to alleviate symptoms associated with mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder.

Conversely, psychotherapy emphasizes communication between the patient and a trained professional to foster the development of skills necessary for identifying and managing emotional challenges. Psychotherapy specifically targets internal thought processes, feelings, and behaviors.

In certain scenarios, your therapist may suggest collaboration with a psychiatrist alongside ongoing psychotherapy to address both the symptoms and the underlying causes of your mental health condition.

Psychotherapy treats a variety of mental health conditions, including:

  • Anxiety disorders, such as Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Depression
  • Addiction, substance use, and alcohol use disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Relationship problems
  • Stress-related issues
  • Trauma-related issues and PTSD

The primary goal of talk therapy is to aid individuals in enhancing their ability to cope and manage the challenges within their lives. Some psychotherapies concentrate on identifying and understanding the origins of distress. This exploration can foster a deeper self-awareness, provide more effective tools for stress management and emotional regulation, and ultimately contribute to improved mental health. Conversely, other psychotherapies emphasize changing behavioral patterns and fostering coping skills, operating under the belief that altering behaviors will ultimately enhance thoughts and emotions.

Research shows that psychotherapy can be an effective form of treatment for many mental health issues. Psychotherapy can help you identify the underlying causes of your struggles and develop tools for managing distress.

Additionally, therapy can provide a safe space for you to talk about your anxieties, fears, thoughts, and experiences and get support from an objective mental health professional.

At Geode Health, our core principle revolves around a comprehensive approach to mental well-being. We offer an extensive range of psychiatry and psychotherapy services, all conveniently available under one roof, ensuring our patients have access to high-quality holistic mental health treatment tailored to their needs.

Following your initial evaluation, your Geode provider is well-equipped to offer further guidance on the most suitable treatment plan for your specific circumstances. Many patients find that a combination of medication management with a psychiatric specialist and ongoing psychotherapy produces optimal outcomes, while others may have a preference for one type of treatment over the other. Ultimately, the decision to see a therapist or psychiatrist depends on your individual goals and unique needs.

Psychiatrists can prescribe a variety of medications to treat mental health conditions. Common types of medication prescribed by psychiatrists include antidepressants, antipsychotics, mood stabilizers, and anti-anxiety medications. Your psychiatrist may also recommend lifestyle changes such as exercise or dietary modifications to help manage symptoms, as well as non-medical treatments like talk therapy.

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