Latitude Mental Health

Psychiatrists, Therapist, & Medical Wellness services located in West LA, Los Angeles, CA

When your health is suffering due to anxiety disorders, ADHD, PTSD, or other mental health conditions, you may benefit from psychotherapy. Dr. Armin Hoes of Latitude Mental Health in West Los Angeles provides compassionate, reliable, expert psychotherapy to help you find emotional balance and improve your mental health. For a consultation, call or book your appointment online today.

Psychotherapy Q & A

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What is psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, is a dialogue-based method that utilizes a trusting relationship between you and your psychiatrist. Dr. Hoes applies clinically proven strategies to help you develop mechanisms to work through and manage your emotional and mental imbalance.

He provides a supportive, nonjudgmental, neutral environment for you to speak openly and honestly. Working together, you identify thought and behavior patterns that worsen your symptoms, and establish practical ways of working towards healing.

Who benefits from psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy may be beneficial for those with who have extreme anxiety or depression, addiction, social anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, or eating disorders.

You may benefit from some form of psychotherapy if you:

  • Have constant or frequent feelings involving overwhelm, helplessness, or sadness
  • Do not see improvement after a significant amount of time
  • Are considering hurting yourself or others
  • Are having difficulty initiating or maintaining meaningful relationships
  • Participate in self-destructive behaviors

Dr. Hoes can help you evaluate whether you may benefit from this type of therapy, and, if so, the kind of therapy that may help you the most.

What is psychodynamic therapy?

Psychodynamic therapy is a form of psychotherapy that delves deeply into your emotional and mental psyche. This form of therapy requires a strong, trusting relationship with Dr. Hoes, and can help you to uncover problematic thinking and feeling that may be hindering you from enjoying life as much as possible.

Psychodynamic therapy focuses on expressing, understanding, and moving past feelings that have been repressed or unexplored. This awareness may help stabilize thinking and feeling patterns, allowing you to move forward in a more healthy way.

Psychodynamic therapy can be especially beneficial for those with depression, social anxiety disorder, eating disorders, and addictive behaviors.

What is cognitive behavioral therapy?

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy that focuses on changing behavioral patterns that contribute to your mental health problems. This practical, goal-oriented approach curbs underlying thought patterns that can lead to unhealthy behaviors.

Mental health conditions that may benefit from this type of therapy include:

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Social anxiety or agoraphobia
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Somatic symptom disorder (SSD)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Sleep disorders
  • ADHD

Psychotherapy can benefit you and your mental health so that you can lead the best and healthiest life possible.

For a consultation to see how psychotherapy can help you, call or book your appointment online with Latitude Mental Health today.

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