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Psychotherapy Specialist

Nashville Brain Institute -  - Psychiatry

Nashville Brain Institute

Psychiatry & Neurology Specialists located in Nashville, TN & Hermitage, TN

When you’re going through an emotional crisis or struggling with a mental health condition, talking to a professional therapist can provide the insight you need that leads to healing. Tianlai Tang, MD, and the mental health team at Nashville Brain Institute specializes in psychotherapy and utilizes innovative therapies to alleviate your symptoms and improve your mental and emotional well-being. To schedule an appointment, call the Nashville, Brentwood or Hermitage, Tennessee, office, or click the online booking button today.

Psychotherapy Q & A

What is psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy, also referred to as talk therapy, is a medical specialty focused on helping you better understand your mood, feelings, thoughts, and behaviors, and how they affect you and those around you. 

The mental health specialists at Nashville Brain Institute underwent specialized training to be able to provide this service to you. 

Who benefits from psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy benefits anyone dealing with an emotional crisis or struggling with a mental health condition. You may seek help from the team at Nashville Brain Institute if you’re struggling with a major life change (such as divorce), having difficulty managing stress at work, or you need help gaining control over unhealthy behaviors (alcohol or substance abuse).

The mental health specialists at Nashville Brain Institute provide psychotherapy for mental health conditions, such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Eating disorders
  • Addiction

The team also offers psychotherapy to those with the neurodevelopmental disorder attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and their families to help them better understand the condition and develop techniques and behaviors to manage symptoms.

What are some methods of psychotherapy?

The experienced team at Nashville Brain Institute received training in many methods of psychotherapy. You can expect a personalized treatment plan using the method best suited for your emotional and mental health needs. 

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR is a form of psychotherapy used to help those suffering from emotional distress due to disturbing life experiences. It is one of the most popular psychotherapy treatment options and is very effective for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). 

During therapy, your mental health specialist triggers your traumatic experience or memory while at the same time having you perform specific eye movements. This form of psychotherapy works by helping you confront the trauma while you’re distracted with the eye exercises. The distraction helps decrease your emotional attachment to the trauma to help you heal.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

CBT is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on helping you identify the negative thoughts and beliefs you have about yourself and how they affect your emotional and mental well-being. Then, together, you and your mental health specialist replace your negative thoughts and beliefs with positive thoughts and healthy beliefs. 

The team may also integrate other treatments into your psychotherapy based on your specific needs. For example, Nashville Brain Institute offers transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to assist in the treatment of depression and addiction, as well as ketamine therapy for treatment-resistant depression. 

The mental health specialists at Nashville Brain Institute offer individual, couple, and group therapy sessions. 

To start your psychotherapy, call Nashville Brain Institute or request an appointment online today.