A psychotherapist is trained to guide you through life’s troubles, blending counselling and therapy, ensuring patients receive the precise support they need on their journey towards improved well-being. Through this personalised care, individuals can gain insight into their experiences and learn effective strategies to navigate life’s challenges.

Seek Professional Help from Psychotherapists

Life’s journey is filled with challenges that can impact our well-being, but remember, you are not alone in this. A dedicated and professionally trained psychotherapist can provide the support you need.

With expertise in evidence-based psychological interventions, psychotherapists offer professional guidance to navigate through these obstacles. A psychotherapist collaborates closely with their clients to craft personalised plans, aiming to achieve therapeutic goals that resonate with their unique needs and values and support them in moving forward towards a brighter, more fulfilling path.

Issues a Psychotherapist Can Help You With

Psychotherapists are equipped to assist with a wide range of issues, guiding you towards healing, growth, and understanding. The following list highlights some of the most common challenges we address: 

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress and anger management
  • Compulsive behaviour
  • Eating disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Post-traumatic disorder
  • Grief
  • Suicide risk

If your concern is not listed above, rest assured that our support is still available for you. A qualified and experienced psychotherapist is trained to help in all situations, offering personalised strategies and interventions to cater to each individual’s circumstances and needs.

What are the Types of Psychotherapy Techniques?

Psychotherapy encompasses a variety of techniques and methods tailored to address specific mental health issues and personal development goals. Often, a mix of these techniques is utilised to provide the most effective plan tailored to an individual’s unique needs. Among the different types of psychotherapy techniques used are:

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT is a structured approach that helps individuals identify and challenge negative thought patterns and behaviours that contribute to their distress. By breaking down overwhelming problems into smaller parts, CBT works towards altering unwanted behaviour and thought processes, leading to improved mood and coping strategies. It’s effective for a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, and phobias.

For couples looking to reconcile and enhance their relationship, the Gottman Method offers a research-based approach rooted in CBT principles. This method specifically targets the improvement of communication, conflict resolution, and the strengthening of emotional connections between partners. Through detailed assessments and tailored interventions, this method aims to transform the way couples understand, interact with, and support each other.

Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)

IPT focuses on the interpersonal relationships of the individual, recognising that relationship issues can significantly impact one’s mental health. It helps individuals enhance their communication skills, express emotions more effectively, and navigate the complexities of their social interactions. This psychotherapy technique is particularly beneficial for those experiencing depression linked to relational conflicts.

Family Therapy

Family therapy, a form of psychotherapy, focuses on addressing psychological, emotional, and behavioural issues within the context of the family unit. It aims to enhance communication, resolve conflicts, and foster a deeper understanding among family members. By exploring family roles, dynamics, and patterns, this therapy seeks to strengthen bonds and promote positive change.

Systemic Family Therapy

Systemic Family Therapy is an approach that views problems within the context of the family unit, rather than isolating them to the individual. It explores patterns of communication and behaviour across members, understanding that each person’s actions affect the whole family system. By addressing these dynamics, the therapy aims to facilitate change and improve relationships within the family, promoting healing and cohesion. Therapists work collaboratively with families to identify and alter dysfunctional patterns, fostering a healthier and more supportive environment for all members.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

DBT integrates cognitive-behavioural techniques with mindfulness practices to help manage emotions, reduce self-destructive behaviours, and improve relationships. It’s particularly effective for individuals with borderline personality disorder, offering skills in distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness through both individual and group therapy.

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

SFBT adopts a strengths-based perspective, emphasising the creation of solutions rather than the analysis of problems. This form of psychotherapy differs from others by prioritising the exploration of an individual’s present situation and future aspirations, rather than delving into current issues and their historical roots.

Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)

ACT is a mindfulness-based psychotherapy that teaches acceptance of thoughts and feelings without judgement, focusing on the present. It guides you to navigate through tough emotions, redirecting your energy towards healing rather than negativity. Under the guidance of a licensed professional, you’ll learn tailored coping strategies to manage life’s challenges effectively.

This list is not exhaustive; there are many other therapeutic approaches available. These psychotherapy techniques are tailored to fit the client’s unique situation and therapy goals, ensuring the most effective plan is devised. Depending on the needs and preferences of the client, these approaches can be utilised in individual counselling, marriage counselling or family counselling, offering flexibility and personalised care.

Frequently Asked Questions About Psychotherapy

What type of therapy does a psychotherapist use?

A psychotherapist may use various types of psychotherapy techniques, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, and Humanistic Therapy. The specific approach depends on the client’s individual needs, therapy goals, and the therapist’s training and expertise, aiming to provide tailored support for emotional and psychological growth.

What is the difference between a psychotherapist, a psychologist and a psychiatrist?

The difference between these roles lies in their training and practice focus. Psychotherapists provide talk therapy for emotional and psychological issues. Psychologists have a broader scope, including assessments and therapy. Psychiatrists are medical doctors who can prescribe medication and offer therapy for mental health disorders.

Is a psychotherapist the same as a counsellor?

Not exactly. A psychotherapist and a counsellor both offer talk therapy to support individuals through emotional and psychological challenges. However, psychotherapists are often trained to address a wider range of mental health issues with various therapy modalities, while counsellors may focus on specific areas such as career or marriage guidance.

Can psychotherapists diagnose a mental disorder?

Yes, in Singapore, psychotherapists can diagnose mental disorders, provided they have the required training and qualifications. This ability varies by jurisdiction and the therapist’s educational background such as assessment and diagnostic training using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

Meet Your Psychotherapist

M.S., NCC, CTRT, USA Sex Therapist, Hypnotherapist

Ms. Tammy Fontana, offers her expertise in individual counselling, drawing upon a foundation of clinical training and an impressive eight-year counselling career. Her specialisation in working with children and families underscores her comprehensive approach to fostering lasting change in the community.

Her experience in the field of counselling includes significant roles at distinguished organisations such as, Alife, The Star Shelter, Singapore Anti-Narcotic Association, and Simei Health Care. Moreover, she engages in intensive child-client treatment within residential care, facilitated by her close collaboration with MCYS.

Notably, Ms. Fontana’s dedication and expertise have been recognised through her passage of the US National Counsellor EXAM (NCE), earning her the esteemed title of a Nationally Certified Counsellor (NCC) in the USA. She also successfully completed her 3000-hour clinical practicum and internship under the seasoned guidance of a senior US licensed Counsellor (LPC).

Currently, she holds an M.S. in Mental Health Counseling from the esteemed Capella University, an institution approved by The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programmes (CACREP). Her journey is one of empowerment, education, and a heartfelt desire to catalyse positive change. With her, clients find a compassionate partner, a skilled guide, and an unwavering advocate on their path toward well-being and growth.

Psychotherapy Services For Your Concerns

Take the first step towards a healthier, more fulfilled life with psychotherapy. Explore how you can find your path to wellness:

Marriage and Couples Therapy
Individual Counselling
Baby Sleep Fairy
Online Therapy

Transform Your Challenges into Growth

Embrace the opportunity to work with a compassionate psychotherapist dedicated to guiding you through your challenges and helping you unlock your full potential. Your journey to personal growth and well-being starts here.

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