Dr. Patricia Watts has specific training and experience in several approaches to psychotherapy. She draws upon the most effective type of treatment for each client’s issue. She routinely uses the following types of therapy:
This type of treatment focuses on identifying and changing patterns of thinking and behaving that lead to negative moods and unhealthy behavior. CBT has proven effective in treating disorders including depression, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, social phobia, and substance abuse.
Also known as insight-oriented therapy, this treatment focuses on developing awareness of unconscious thoughts and feelings that are causing problems in current behavior. It helps clients examine unresolved conflicts and symptoms that arise from patterns developed from past dysfunctional relationships.
This treatment balances the exploration of patterns of self-experience with interpersonal process. Through the interaction between client and therapist, relational therapy strengthens and transforms a client’s sense of self, and in turn improves his or her functioning in relationships.
This treatment provides partners the tools to communicate better, resolve differences without damaging the relationship, and problem solve. Couples usually attend therapy together, although individual sessions occur periodically.