Supportive therapy provides you with the coping skills you need to regulate your moods and behaviors in a healthy way. Alicia MHS in Catonsville, Maryland, offers supportive therapy from experienced mental health provider Alicia Scott-Darden, PMHNP-BC. To find out more about how supportive therapy can benefit you, call the office or book your appointment online today.

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What is supportive therapy?

Supportive therapy is a form of counseling that lets you voice your concerns related to a mental health diagnosis. Your therapist then intervenes with potential solutions to help you alter your thoughts, emotions, or behaviors.

Your therapist may help you work on specific goals related to your treatment. Some examples are:

  • Improving your emotional regulation
  • Boosting your motivation
  • Staying more focused
  • Overcoming fears and anxiety
  • Discerning between delusions and reality
  • Improving your self-esteem

The methods that work for someone else might not be the best fit for you. Your provider tailors the advice they offer to your specific situation after listening to your concerns with empathy and understanding.

Who can benefit from supportive therapy?

Supportive therapy is beneficial in treating many mental health diagnoses. Whether you have just one condition or several co-occurring conditions, supportive therapy can help you organize your thoughts, cope with your emotions, and change some of your behaviors.

You might benefit from supportive therapy for:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Schizophrenia spectrum disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

You can get the best possible results from supportive therapy by following your provider’s advice, taking your prescribed medications, and engaging in self-care at home. Your provider helps you determine how often to book supportive therapy sessions to benefit from them and reduce your symptoms.

What should I expect during supportive therapy sessions?

You and your provider can discuss how long your supportive therapy sessions should last. They can last for 30-60 minutes in the office at Alicia MHS. During each session, your provider encourages you to voice your concerns and anything that’s been on your mind in your day-to-day life. They also ask for updates on your symptoms and progress with medications.

Supportive therapy can also involve developing coping skills that you can use in everyday life. This includes mindfulness practices that help you prioritize your mental and emotional well-being. Your provider offers the support and encouragement you need to stay on track with the rest of your health plan.

Call Alicia MHS or book your appointment online for supportive therapy today.