1. What can I expect during my first visit?
You will have the opportunity to meet your treatment provider. They will likely ask you to tell them about your personal background, whether you have been in treatment before, and what specifically has brought you into counseling.
2. Can other family members come for counseling?
Yes, at Mid-Atlantic Behavioral Health we have providers who see families and couples.
3. What kinds of therapy do you offer?
Our providers use a range of evidence-based practices, from interpersonal approaches to highly structured dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT).
4. What is the difference between a psychiatrist, psychologist, and a therapist?
A psychiatrist attended medical school and therefore holds an M.D. Psychiatrists focus on the use of medication for psychological treatment.
Psychologists, on the other hand, may have their Ph.D. or Psy.D. Psychologists' training focuses on assessment and therapy. They may provide one or both of these services. While they cannot prescribe medication, they can provide therapy as a supplement to those who are already on medications.
A therapist can hold various different degrees and licenses, such as an MA, LSW or LPCMH. A therapist's training focuses primarily around therapy.