Psychotherapy Specialist

Palo Alto Mind Body

Concierge Psychiatry & Ketamine Therapy Clinic located in Palo Alto, CA

Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, relieves emotional stress, helps you change unwanted behaviors, and teaches ways to overcome the challenges in your life. Whether you face a mental health concern or a major life crisis, M Rameen Ghorieshi, MD, MPH, and colleagues at Palo Alto Mind Body provide a range of therapies to support your needs and help you meet your goals. If you have questions about psychotherapy or would like to schedule an appointment, call the office in Palo Alto, California, or send a confidential email. We also serve many patients located in the surrounding Bay Area, such as South Bay, North Bay, East Bay, Peninsula, San Jose, and San Francisco.

Psychotherapy Q & A

doctor and patient sitting at table

What is psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy isn’t just one type of treatment; it includes all kinds of talk therapy that help with the full scope of mental health concerns.

Through counseling, you can identify and explore the impact of your emotions, thoughts, and behaviors, and learn how to function better. The goal is to change problematic behaviors and increase your overall well-being so you can move forward into a fulfilling life.

Which conditions are treatable with psychotherapy?

Most mental health concerns benefit from psychotherapy. Even when patients take medications to manage their symptoms, research shows that combining medications and psychotherapy leads to the best results.

When you’ve been diagnosed with a mental health disorder, counseling can help because it’s individualized to meet your immediate and future needs.

These are a few examples of mental health disorders treated with psychotherapy:


Patients often seek psychotherapy when they’re going through a significant or stressful life event such as divorce, illness, or the death of a loved one.

Dr. Ghorieshi and colleagues also work with patients who have endured trauma. Whether you experienced a life-threatening accident, survived rape or a physical attack, or lived through a natural disaster, any trauma leaves emotional fallout that’s hard to get through without support.



What types of psychotherapy are available?

Dr. Ghorieshi and colleagues offer several types of psychotherapy and work together with you to choose the one that’s best for your style and needs. Some forms of therapy are geared toward helping specific problems, while others may be a better fit for your personal goals.

These examples give you an idea about the many types of therapies:

  • Cognitive therapy, also known as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Exposure and response prevention
  • Prolonged exposure (PE)
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)
  • Trauma-focused therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Relational therapy
  • Motivational enhancement therapy (MET) and motivational interviewing (MI)
  • Relapse prevention (RP)
  • Couples therapy
  • Sex therapy
  • And, of course, supportive psychotherapy

The doctors at Palo Alto Mind Body also offer telephone and telehealth appointments. Using secure, HIPAA-compliant video conferencing, you can schedule additional therapy sessions or meet with your doctor when you can’t get to the office.

No matter what challenges you face, psychotherapy can help. To find a therapist, call Palo Alto Mind Body or send a confidential email. Please note, we also serve many patients located in the surrounding Bay Area, such as South Bay, North Bay, East Bay, Peninsula, San Jose, and San Francisco.