WHAT IS THERAPY?

As a new client at Urban Behavioral Associates you may be wondering what to expect. Here are some commonly asked questions about therapy.

 

What is therapy?

Therapy is working with a professional to change behavior and patterns of thinking to feel better. Normal people have problems. Problems can include feeling sad, having strange thoughts, having problems with behavior or relationships.

 

What does the therapist do?

At the beginning of therapy the therapist will ask a lot of questions to get background information and to get a good understanding of the problems. You may be asked to fill out forms that ask questions about behavior, feelings, stress, school, work or parenting. After meeting with you to get information, the therapist will suggest strategies to change behavior and thinking. All of these are designed to help you work through your problems or issue.

The therapist may recommend any of a number of therapies such as Individual Therapy (just you and the therapist). Family Therapy (you and family members), or Group Therapy (you and other members with the same kind of difficulties). The therapist may recommend that you see a psychiatrist for a Psychiatric Evaluation to see if medication would be helpful.

 

Outpatient Mental Health Clinic

Urban Behavioral Associates (UBA) Outpatient Mental Health Clinic is licensed by the state of Maryland and offers a range of services for adults, children and adolescents including:

  • Mental health assessments
  • Individual and group therapies
  • Family therapy
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Therapy for chronic disorders and the severely mentally ill

 

Outpatient Mental Health Clinic Interventions

The UBA Clinic utilizes the following therapeutic intervention modalities in the bi-weekly sessions attended by clients:

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Trauma focused CBT
  • Play Therapy
  • Supportive Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy