Psychology

Psychology

Our psychology department addresses psychological problems through short-term or long-term psychotherapy.

    Clinical Psychology at Doctor Reuter Medical Centers

    Psychology covers a broad spectrum of conditions, including anxiety, stress management, depression, and relationship problems. As these challenges rapidly increase, according to publicly accessible statistics, more people are looking for solutions to address their distress.

    Here at Doctor Reuter Medical Center, we specialize in humanistic and cognitive-behavioral approaches to assist our patients in exploring and elaborating on these difficulties and finding explanations, meanings, and ways to greater well-being.

    Psychological problems are sometimes quite challenging to diagnose, as many people may simply relate them to “stress.” This calls for a need to educate the public to raise awareness about mental health thresholds and psychological issues. Some red flags to watch out for include:

     

    • Consistent discomfort over time
    • Emotional instability, difficulty with clear thinking, and negative thought patterns
    • Feeling like your life is no longer functional

     

    At the Doctor Reuter Medical Center, we specialize in addressing the following conditions:

     

    • Mood disorders (anxiety and depression)
    • Separation
    • Meaning of life (topics on existence and purpose of life)
    • Stress management
    • Difficulties in family relationships
    • Learning disabilities
    • Concerns related to developmental disabilities
    • Challenges facing gifted people
    • Low self-esteem
    • Personal growth
    • Intercultural adaptation
    • Perfectionism
    • Anger management
    • Spiritual questioning
    • Grief and loss
    • Life transitions

     

    Doctor Reuter Medical Center is a polyclinic that provides clinical psychologists. A clinical psychologist can perform the tasks of a life coach and other tasks beyond those of a life coach. While a life coach advises and inspires individuals to achieve their professional and/or personal goals, psychologists are knowledgeable professionals trained to diagnose and treat mental disorders. This is a legally reserved and approved activity that equips them with the necessary interventions to restore balance. 

    A psychiatrist typically approaches mental disorders as biological conditions, often prescribing medications to restore balance and suggesting changes in behavioral habits. While psychiatrists may not practice psychotherapy themselves, they may prescribe it to their patients and recommend consulting a clinical psychologist to address the core of the mental disorder and its underlying causes.

     

    A clinical psychologist will use “talk therapy” according to his approach and cannot prescribe medications. Still, he may very well suggest to some patients to consult a psychiatrist to get pharmacological support along with his work in psychotherapy. Psychiatrists and clinical psychologists may work together sometimes to support patients in their journey through treatment

    At Doctor Reuter Medical Centers, we are dedicated to treating the root cause of each unique psychological condition rather than addressing only the symptoms from a universal perspective. Our approach to each case will examine various causes related to your condition. Some of the expert treatments that we use include:

     

    • Humanistic European psychotherapy

    This approach is designed to promote better self-awareness and encourage personal growth by focusing more attention on the present reality. Exploring and elaborating on one’s ways of being in a relationship with the world opens doors to developing a new disposition toward life, which helps each person find meaning in life.

     

    • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)

    The focus is on accepting the current reality, not denying it, in order to move in a new direction. This approach teaches mindfulness skills to help individuals live and behave in alignment with their personal values while developing psychological flexibility.

     

    • Mindfulness

    Mindfulness is an essential ability to be aware. It involves becoming fully present, aware of what we are doing and where we are, and avoiding becoming overwhelmed by activities around us. Mindfulness aims to awaken the inner workings of the physical, mental, and emotional processes. It is readily available through body scans, mindful moment practices, and meditation

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    • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)

    This approach explores the relationships among an individual’s behaviors, feelings, and thoughts. In CBT sessions, a therapist works with a patient to identify unhealthy thought patterns that might lead to self-destructive beliefs and behaviors. They then collaborate to develop constructive thinking behaviors to promote healthy beliefs and behaviors.

     

    • Humanistic European psychotherapy

    This approach is designed to promote better self-awareness. It encourages personal growth by focusing more attention on what the present reality offers. Exploring and elaborating on one’s ways of being in a relationship with the world opens doors for developing a new disposition toward life. This helps each person find meaning in life.

     

    • Individuals

    Our approach to psychological problems is best suited for individuals who find it challenging to discover their purpose in life and achieve their true potential. It is also ideal for people who lack a sense of wholeness, those uncomfortable with themselves, and those looking for personal meaning.

     

    • Couples

    Our approach to couples’ problems offers support to couples facing emotional distance, poor communication, frequent disagreement, and frequent misunderstanding. The goal is to improve communication within the couple through the therapist’s expertise in facilitating the communication process and preventing interpersonal conflicts, which results in improving the relationship.

    At Doctor Reuter Medical Center, we comply with a standard procedure throughout treatment, prioritizing expertise for client satisfaction and service excellence. The step-by-step procedure includes the following:

     

    • Understanding life story
    • Purpose of consultation
    • Assessment
    • Diagnosis
    • Treatment suggestions
    • Treatment
    • Follow up

     

    We provide both short-term and long-term therapy sessions. Short-term therapy includes 5 to 10 sessions, focusing on a specific problem or goal. Long-term therapy consists of 10 or more sessions, making it ideal for addressing multiple underlying issues.

    Consult our experts

    Our services are carefully designed to provide to your individual needs, offering a holistic approach that addresses both physical and emotional well-being.

    Dr. Yves Decarie, Psy.D., Ph.D.

    Dr. Yves Decarie, Psy.D., Ph.D.

    Psychologist

    Dr. Spencer Jefferies, Psy.D., Bcb 

    Dr. Spencer Jefferies, Psy.D., Bcb 

    Psychologist