Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)

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Are your relationships causing you distress and negative emotions? Have recent life changes left you feeling differently about yourself and those around you? Do you find it challenging to connect with others or maintain your relationships? 

If any of these situations sound familiar, we believe that you will benefit from Interpersonal Psychotherapy. 

Interpersonal psychotherapy or IPT is a well-researched and time-limited form of therapy that typically involves 12-16 sessions. Its primary aim is to help individuals improve their lives and alleviate negative symptoms by addressing the challenges that arise in their interpersonal relationships. Unlike many other therapies, IPT targets present day problems and connections.

IPT helps individuals recognize their emotions as valuable cues in their social interactions, therefore assisting them in improving their relationships and utilizing social support. Through this therapeutic approach, individuals can facilitate positive changes in their lives and experience relief from their symptoms. 

IPT can be used to address a wide range of issues, including: 

  • Anxiety 
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Eating Disorder
  • Mood-related Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Drug and Alcohol Addition

IPT consists of three different phases. During the initial phase, our focus is to gather information, identify problem areas, and decide on the therapy's focus. Throughout the middle phase, we will work closely with you and use specific strategies to work on the identified problem areas. Finally, during the concluding sessions, our focus shifts to reviewing the issues that were identified and assessing the progress that was made. We will also address any feelings of loss related to the therapy's conclusion. 

No matter the circumstances, we are here to support you and assist you on your journey of recovery and resilience. Contact us today to learn more about how IPT can help you thrive.