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Psychotherapy Specialist

Mencia Gomez, MD -  - Adult Psychiatrist

Integrated Mind Medicine

Mencia Gomez, MD

Adult Psychiatrist located in , FL

If you’re suffering from mental health issues and looking for alternative options to medication, psychotherapy, or “talk therapy,” may be an ideal treatment for you. At Integrated Mind Medicine, Mencia Gomez De Vargas, MD, is dedicated to creating a treatment plan that works for each patient’s needs and lifestyle. With a focus on healing from traumatic life experiences, psychotherapy treats a number of disorders such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD. To learn more, call the office in Miami Beach, Florida, or book an appointment online today.

Psychotherapy Q & A

What is psychotherapy?

Often referred to as “talk therapy,” psychotherapy is used to treat certain conditions like depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). 

Psychotherapy has been recognized as an effective option in treating mental illnesses in patients of all ages. Dr. Gomez is passionate about providing a safe environment, so you feel comfortable, and she is dedicated to helping you explore your feelings, behaviors, relationships, and past experiences to help you heal. 

When should I seek psychotherapy treatment?

If you’re looking for an alternative to medications or if medication hasn’t been effective, you may want to consider psychotherapy. Psychotherapy can provide relief if you are suffering from: 

  • Anxiety
  • OCD
  • PTSD 
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Eating disorders 
  • Substance abuse or addiction 
  • Schizophrenia 

Talk to Dr. Gomez about your condition and symptoms to see if psychotherapy may be right for you.

What type of psychotherapy is available?

At Integrated Mind Medicine, Dr. Gomez offers Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. This psychotherapy treatment focuses on alleviating distress associated with traumatic experiences, such as divorce, loss, or burn out syndrome.

It has been recognized as an effective form of treatment by the American Psychiatric Association and the World Health Organization, and the Department of Veterans Affairs lists EMDR as a strongly recommended option to treat PTSD.

Many studies have shown that EMDR therapy allows people to heal from severe emotional pain, similar to how your body heals from physical wounds. When you cut your finger, your body works to repair the cut. Similarly, EMDR therapy helps remove the impact of the distress, allowing you to heal.

EMDR therapy focuses on your past, present, and future, which are addressed using an eight-phase treatment approach. Most patients have an average of 12 sessions. 

To learn more about psychotherapy and see if it’s right for you, call the office or book an appointment online today.