Behavioral Therapy

Behavioral Therapy

Behavioral Therapy services offered in Newburyport, MA

If you struggle with autism, anxiety, mood disorders, or other mental health concerns, therapy is a safe, effective way to overcome these challenges. At Safe Harbor Psychiatry in Newburyport, Massachusetts, the compassionate team provide behavioral therapy for children, teenagers, and adults in all life stages. Schedule an in-person or telehealth evaluation by calling the office or using the online booking feature today.

What is behavioral therapy?

Behavioral therapy, which includes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and many other forms of therapy, helps you make behavioral changes that minimize symptoms of a mental health condition and improve your quality of life.

Behavioral therapy at Safe Harbor Psychiatry focuses on identifying problematic beliefs and thought patterns associated with depression, anxiety, or other concerns and replacing them with healthier alternatives. 

What is behavioral therapy helpful for?

Behavioral therapy services at Safe Harbor Psychiatry can help treat one or more of the following:

  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Other mood disorders
  • Anxiety 
  • Substance misuse disorder
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Eating disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Phobias
  • Sleep disorders 

Your therapist at Safe Harbor Psychiatry personalizes a therapy plan that matches your diagnosis, lifestyle, treatment preferences, and goals. 

What are the benefits of behavioral therapy?

The benefits of behavioral therapy at Safe Harbor Psychiatry include optimal management of mental health disorders, mood swings, sadness, post-traumatic stress, and more. 

This therapy can help people with autism and ADHD behave more appropriately at work, school, and in other social situations. Behavioral therapy  allows you to rediscover joy and prevent a relapse of any debilitating symptoms. 

Is behavioral therapy right for me?

The Safe Harbor Psychiatry team determines which treatment is best after completing a psychiatric evaluation. They identify issues with thoughts, moods, emotions, behaviors, and more to diagnose any mental health disorders and treat them effectively.

Safe Harbor Psychiatry also offers genetic testing to determine which medications, if any, are best for your genetic makeup. 

What happens during behavioral therapy?

During in-office or telehealth behavioral therapy sessions, your mental health specialist identifies problematic thoughts or behaviors contributing to your symptoms. 

A provider helps you communicate better, resolve relationship challenges, and pinpoint better ways of managing your emotions to overcome past trauma, stress, anger, poor social skills, or sensory issues.

You might meet with a therapist by yourself or with your partner or family. Counseling sessions typically last an hour, once or twice weekly. Your therapist may recommend 5-20 sessions, depending on your situation, and offer medication management to complement behavioral therapy. 

To learn more about behavioral therapy, schedule an in-person or telehealth evaluation at Safe Harbor Psychiatry by phone or request one online today.