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Clinical Psychology

Psychotherapy Services at EMH

At Executive Mental Health, our clinical psychologists are trained to identify/clarify the condition that is affecting a patient, design a treatment plan to assist that patient, and work with the patient to implement that treatment plan in a successful manner.

How does it work?

The first contact involves an initial interview and the assessment of psychological symptoms, such as depression and anxiety, using industry standard measures. By measuring these symptoms, we establish a baseline that allows us to determine the effectiveness of ongoing treatment.

Treatment sessions vary depending, depending on the patient’s needs and the issues to be addressed. Typical outpatient sessions last 55 minutes. Every 8-12 weeks, follow-up assessments are conducted to re-evaluate the patient’s status, determine the effectiveness of ongoing treatment, and/or to consider whether any changes might be integrated into a patient’s treatment plan. Psychological services in an outpatient setting are typically held weekly, however may be provided more frequently depending on the needs of the patient and the issues to be addresses.

As the psychological symptoms improve, the frequency of treatment probably will decrease. Once symptoms have resolved to manageable levels, the necessity of ongoing treatment will be re-evaluated.

When is psychotherapy needed?

To treat various mental health conditions:

  • Anxiety disorders
    • o Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
    • o Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
    • o Panic disorder
    • o Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Mood disorders
    • o Bipolar Disorder
    • o Depression
    • o Adjustment Disorder

    If a person is affected by an acute stressor:

  • Bereavement/death of a loved one
  • Difficulties coping with daily life
  • Problems at work
  • Caregivers’ stress associated with caring for a person who is medically and/or mentally ill
  • When a person is experiencing a significant medical illness:

  • Cancer
  • Dementia – early stages
  • Stroke
  • Neurodegenerative disorders such as Multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease

For inquiries about EMH’s clinical psychology services, please call our team at (310) 273-4843 ext.102 or write us at