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Personalized Therapy

Adult Psychiatrist & (Telehealth Visits Only) located in Phoenix, AZ

Personalized Therapy services offered in Phoenix, AZ

When it comes to mental illness, there’s no “one-size-fits-all” approach. Recognizing the need for individualized care, Neet Shah, MD, at Shah Psychiatry in Phoenix, Arizona, provides personalized therapy. He works directly with you, creating a therapeutic curriculum that includes many disciplines and techniques. Dr. Shah provides a level of personalization unmatched by most practitioners. For your personalized therapy plan, call or schedule an in-office or telepsychiatry appointment online today.

Personalized Therapy Q&A

What is personalized therapy?

Personalized therapy refers to a therapeutic plan designed just for you. Like your fingerprints and genes, your health needs are unique to you. 

When it comes to mental illness, psychotherapy and medication management are the primary modes of treatment. However, no single method or medication works for all, even with people struggling with the same mental health problem.

Dr. Shah recognizes the need for individualized care when it comes to mental wellness and provides personalized therapy at Shah Psychiatry. 

What happens during an initial consultation for personalized therapy?

Dr. Shah conducts a comprehensive 60 to 90-minute initial psychiatric assessment at your first consultation. During this visit, Dr. Shah takes the time to get to know you. He asks detailed questions about your life, symptoms, and goals. He also reviews your medical and mental health history and family health history.

Dr. Shah may also do psychological testing to better understand your mind and emotions. 

The information he gathers during this consultation helps him better understand where you are now and how he can help you get on the path to better health and well-being. 

Dr. Shah believes that therapy is an opportunity to grow and create a better relationship with the self, by providing insights. While medications have been shown to have an impact on mental health, the importance of targeted and structured therapy cannot be understated. 

What types of techniques can I expect with personalized therapy?

After your initial assessment, Dr. Shah works directly with you when developing your personalized therapy plan. He practices integrative psychiatry and uses a combination of complementary and traditional methods to help you achieve your goals. 

Dr. Shah draws upon multiple psychotherapy disciplines to create a program that best suits your needs. It could be a combination of disciplines in cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, compassion-focused therapy, existential therapy, mindlessness-based practices, and positive psychology.

Mindfulness-based practices

Mindfulness-based practices like meditation reconnect your body and mind, teaching you how to live in the now without letting your thoughts dictate your feelings and behaviors.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

CBT is a technique that helps you identify and change negative thoughts and behaviors, improving how you feel. 

Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)

DBT is similar to CBT but focuses on teaching you healthy behaviors to help you handle stress and manage emotions.

Exposure therapy

For his patients struggling with trauma, anxiety, or phobias, Dr. Shah may recommend exposure therapy to reduce the fear response.

Supportive psychotherapy

Supportive psychotherapy is a technique that helps you develop strategies for coping with stressful situations. 

Compassion-focused therapy

Compassion-focused therapy focuses on helping you become more compassionate towards yourself and others. Compassion is an emotional response that benefits your overall well-being.

Existential therapy

Existential therapy aims to help you make rational choices to maximize your potential. This form of therapy centers around you, focusing on your free will, self-determination, and your search for meaning.

Psychodynamic therapy

Psychodynamic therapy helps alleviate emotional pain and improve relationships by helping find the root cause of your symptoms.

Positive psychology 

Positive psychology helps you find your inner resources to overcome challenges and develop skills that build up your resilience, leading to a better sense of well-being. 

Dr. Shah schedules 30 or 60-minute therapy sessions to help you create the changes that improve how you think, feel, and behave. 

Call Shah Psychiatry or schedule an appointment online today to start your personalized therapy.