Services We Provide
Medication Management for: Mood (depression, bipolar disorder, cyclothymia, dysthymia), Anxiety (obsessive compulsive disorder, generalized
anxiety disorder, Post traumatic Stress disorder), and Psychotic disorders (Schizophrenia), Substance abuse, Disorders of Childhood including
Attention Deficit Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Developmental Disorders (Autism, PDD).
Psychotherapy Services include: Cognitive behavioral therapy, Marriage and Family Therapy, Group Therapy, individualized behavior
modification, bereavement, coping skills, social skills training, relaxation skills training, parenting skills for special needs children, anger management,
organizational skills, time and money management, substance abuse evaluation and treatment, and more. Call (916) 608-0714 for more information.
| Individual, Group, and Family Therapy |
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When to Seek Medication and or Therapy:
Depression or mood swings
School problems or employment issues
Difficulties in relationships
Life events: marriage, divorce, death, parenthood, blended family issues, retirement, aging process, adolescence, etc.
Chronic physical illness caused by tension and stress
Problems following traumatic events such as accidents, childhood abuse, etc.
Problems with domestic violence or other forms of abuse
Stress in the face of chronic or terminal illness or other health problems
Constant worries or obsessions
Excessive anger, frustration, or guilt with no resolution
Self-destructive thoughts and behavior
Problems with drugs or alcohol
Wanting to develop full potential, insight or understanding regarding your experiences.
Types of Doctors and Therapists
A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in mental disorders, is licensed to practice medicine, and has completed a year of internship and three years of specialty training. A
board-certified psychiatrist has, in addition, practiced for at least two years and passed the written and oral examinations of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Psychiatrists can evaluate and diagnose all types of mental disorders, carry out biomedical treatments and psychotherapy, and work with psychological problems associated with
medical disorders. Like other medical doctors, they can prescribe medication. Child psychiatrists have completed an additional four years of training. Geriatric psychiatrists
concentrate on helping the aged.
Psychologists who conduct psychotherapy and work with individuals, groups, or families to resolve problems generally are called clinical or counseling psychologists. They work in
many settings – for example, mental health centers, hospitals and clinics, schools, employee assistance programs, and private practice. In most states, a licensed clinical
psychologist has completed a doctoral degree from a university program with specialized training and experience requirements and has successfully completed a professional
licensure examination. The field of psychology also includes those who specialize in such areas as testing, community organization, industrial relations, and laboratory research.
Licensed Clinical Social Workers:
Licensed Clinical Social Workers have master's or doctoral degrees in social work, at least two years of post-graduate experience in a supervised clinical setting, and have passed an
examination required for state licensure. In addition to individual, family, and group counseling and psychotherapy, they are trained in client-centered advocacy. This includes
information, referral, direct intervention with governmental and civic agencies, and expansion of community resources.
Marriage and Family Therapists:
Marriage and Family Therapist are state licensed as counselors to provide psychotherapy and counseling for families, couples, groups, and individuals. They have at least a master's
degree, two years of supervised post-degree experience, and have passed a state comprehensive examination. Therapists with other licenses may also be qualified to conduct
marriage and family therapy.
Psychiatric nursing is a specialized area of professional nursing practice that is concerned with prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of mental-health-related problems. These
nurses are registered professional nurses, and those who have advanced academic degrees at the master's degree level or above can become advanced practice registered nurses
(APRNs). APRNs are qualified to practice independently and provide the full range of primary mental health care services to individuals, families, groups and communities. In most
states, psychiatric nurses in advanced practice have the authority to prescribe medication.
Types of Therapy
Mental health professionals use a variety of approaches to give people new tools to deal with ingrained, troublesome patterns of behavior and to help them manage symptoms of
mental illness. The best therapists will work with you to determine a treatment plan that will be most effective for you. This sometimes involves a single method or it may involve
elements of several different ones, often referred to as an "eclectic approach" to therapy.
Keep in mind that new research can yield rapid and dramatic changes in our understanding of, and approaches to, mental disorders.
The following is a brief description of the methods mental health professionals most commonly use:
This approach focuses on behavior - changing unwanted behaviors through rewards, reinforcements, and desensitization. Desensitization is a process of confronting something that
arouses anxiety, discomfort, or fear and overcoming the unwanted responses. Someone whose fear of germs leads to excessive washing, for example, may be trained to relax and
not wash his or her hands after touching a public doorknob. Behavioral therapy often involves the cooperation of others, especially family and close friends, to reinforce a desired
Medication alone, or in combination with psychotherapy, has proven to be an effective treatment for a number of emotional, behavioral, and mental disorders. The kind of medication a
psychiatrist prescribes varies with the disorder and the individual being treated. For example, some people who suffer from anxiety, bipolar disorder, major depression, obsessive
compulsive disorder, panic disorders, and schizophrenia find their symptoms improve dramatically through careful monitoring of appropriate medication.
This method aims to identify and correct distorted thinking patterns that can lead to feelings and behaviors that may be troublesome, self-defeating, or even self-destructive. The goal
is to replace such thinking with a more balanced view that, in turn, leads to more fulfilling and productive behavior. Consider the person who will not apply for a promotion on the
assumption that it is beyond reach, for example. With cognitive therapy, the next time a promotion comes up that person might still initially think, "I won't get that position..." but then
immediately add, "unless I show my boss what a good job I would do."
A combination of therapies is often used to change negative thought patterns, beliefs, and behaviors.
Couples Counseling and Family Therapy:
These two similar approaches to therapy involve discussions and problem-solving sessions facilitated by a therapist - sometimes with the couple or entire family group, sometimes
with individuals. Such therapy can help couples and family members improve their understanding of, and the way they respond to, one another. This type of therapy can resolve
patterns of behavior that might lead to more severe mental illness. Family therapy may be very useful with children and adolescents who are experiencing problems.
Coping with serious mental illness is hard on marriages and families. Family therapy can help educate the individuals about the nature of the disorder and teach them skills to cope
better with the effects of having a family member with a mental illness - such as how to deal with feelings of anger or guilt. In addition, family therapy can help members identify and
reduce factors that may trigger or worsen the disorder.
This form of therapy involves groups of usually 4 to 12 people who have similar problems and who meet regularly with a therapist. The therapist uses the emotional interactions of the
group's members to help them get relief from distress and possibly modify their behavior.
Through one-on-one conversations, this approach focuses on the patient's current life and relationships within the family, social, and work environments. The goal is to identify and
resolve problems with insight, as well as build on strengths.
Play therapy is used for young children and includes techniques such as painting, puppets, and dioramas - to establish communication with the therapist and resolve problems. Play
allows the child to express emotions and problems that are difficult for young children to discuss with another person.
This approach focuses on past conflicts as the underpinnings to current emotional and behavioral problems. In this long-term and intensive therapy, an individual meets with a
psychoanalyst three to five times a week, using "free association" to explore unconscious motivations and earlier, unproductive patterns of resolving issues.
Based on the principles of psychoanalysis, this therapy is less intense, tends to occur once or twice a week, and spans a shorter time. It is based on the premise that human behavior
is determined by one's past experiences, genetic factors, and current situation. This approach recognizes the significant influence that emotions and unconscious motivation can have
on human behavior.
Linder Psychiatric Group, Inc.
Child, Adolescent, Adult, and Forensic Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
193 Blue Ravine Road, Suite 170, Folsom, CA. 95630 970 Reserve Drive, Suite 105, Roseville, CA. 95678
Phone (916) 608-0714 Fax: (916) 608-0717 Phone (916) 780 1070 Fax: (916) 780-1199