Psychotherapy Specialist

Agdel Hernandez Colon, MD

Psychiatrist located in Downtown Manhattan, New York, NY

Psychotherapy is an effective treatment that can help you change problematic behaviors, find solutions to improve your daily life, and overcome mental health disorders. Dr. Agdel Hernandez Colon has spent years using different psychotherapy techniques designed to match each patient’s personal needs and goals. To learn more about your options and how you may benefit from psychotherapy, call the office in New York City’s Financial District, or book an appointment online.

Psychotherapy Q & A

What is psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy refers to talk therapy that’s designed to help you identify and explore your emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. The goal of psychotherapy is to change problematic behaviors, control symptoms, and help you cope with the challenges of life so that you can confidently move and improve your well-being.

Which mental health conditions are treated with psychotherapy?

Although many psychiatric disorders are treated with medication to relieve symptoms, most patients find they reach their treatment goals and have better long-term success when medication is combined with psychotherapy.

Dr. Hernandez Colon provides psychotherapy that targets the challenges caused by your specific mental health problem. He helps patients with many different disorders including:

  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Adult ADD/ADHD

What are the different types of psychotherapy?

There are many types of psychotherapy, and there isn’t one “right” choice. Each one takes a different approach that works better for specific issues and individual personalities.

Some types of therapies consist of talking, while others are structured, guiding you to discover connections between thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Dr. Hernandez Colon works with you to determine your goals and the psychotherapy that will be best for you.

These are just a few types of psychotherapy:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Relational therapy
  • Trauma-focused therapy
  • Solution-focused brief therapy
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Couples therapy

When should you consider psychotherapy?

Sometimes it’s easy to know when you need help, like when you go through a trauma, a loved one dies, or after you’re diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder.

For many people, however, their problems develop gradually, or they believe they should be able to manage the problem. That’s when it’s hard to realize you may need psychotherapy.

As a general guideline, you may need help when:

  • Emotional or behavioral problems interfere with your daily life
  • You’re consumed with or can’t control your anger
  • You’re depressed, sad, or lethargic
  • You worry about bad things that might happen
  • You can’t let go of bad things that have happened
  • You feel overwhelmed or can’t deal with a problem
  • You avoid friends or family

Psychotherapy can help you work through the challenges you face, whatever they may be. If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment, use online booking or call Dr. Hernandez Colon’s office.