Services & Approach
What is Health Psychology?
Health psychology is focused on the intersection of psychological, social, and physical health. Sometimes described as the biopsychosocial model, health psychologists try to understand how all the factors of a person’s life impact their wellness. Using psychological treatments, science, and strategies, health psychologists can promote health and support individuals in achieving improved well-being.
In-person or Teleheath
Individual therapy for adults using evidence-based treatments is available to address specific mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, and substance use disorders. Additionally, we specialize in working with clients who are managing the relationships between their psychological and physical health. For example, some people are dealing with the impact of chronic illnesses like diabetes on their emotional well-being or coping with chronic pain and PTSD from an injury.
You do not need to be dealing with a specific condition or crisis to choose to start therapy. Often, people are struggling with other issues that lead them to therapy. If you’re coping with stress, relationship issues, new health status, or changing life roles, and they’re impacting your health or relationships, individual therapy at Intention Health Psychology could help.
Finally, individual therapy at Intention Health Psychology can help with changing difficult health behaviors. Examples of health behavior change might be improving your sleep, increasing your physical activity, or decreasing your substance use.
The first step to getting started with Intention Health Psychology is calling for a free consultation and setting up an appointment. You will need to complete several forms prior to your first appointment. Your first few appointments will be focused on information gathering so that your therapist can start to understand what brought you to therapy and what you would like to get out of therapy. After that, your therapist will draft a plan of action for your treatment that they’ll share with you. Together, you’ll work to finalize a treatment plan that addresses your concerns and will help you accomplish your goals.
Therapy at Intention Health Psychology is an active experience. You may be asked to complete “homework” outside of your sessions, activities during your sessions, and questionnaires that track your progress. You and your therapist will check in regularly about your progress and update your treatment plan if needed. Since your physical and social well-being will be a part of your treatment plan you may also be working with complementary treatments or activities as well.
Therapy at Intention Health Psychology is often time-limited, meaning that when you’re ready and you feel like you’ve accomplished your goals, we’ll discuss reducing the frequency of sessions and potentially ending treatment. That being said, supportive or check-in sessions when you need them are available.
The following are some of the evidence-based treatments that may be incorporated into treatment to help clients meet their goals in therapy:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia
Prolonged Exposure for PTSD
Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD