Behavioral Medicine Services
Behavioral medicine (sometimes referred to as Health Psychology) is an interdisciplinary healthcare field and a specialty area within the field of clinical psychology. Behavioral medicine integrates biological, psychological, behavioral, and social aspects relevant to health and illness. It mainly focuses on utilizing empirically-supported psychological and behavior change principles to improve health and wellness, cope with or reduce illness, and prevent health conditions.
Behavioral medicine services are short term, goal oriented, and solution focused so that you can achieve the wellbeing that you are striving for as quickly as possible.
As a clinical psychologist, Dr. Harte. offers assessment and treatment services for many common problems/medical conditions, which respond well to behavioral medicine approaches.
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Medical treatments, including medication, surgery, rehabilitation and physical therapy, may be helpful for treating chronic pain. Psychological treatments are also an important part of pain management. Understanding and managing the thoughts, emotions and behaviors that accompany the discomfort can help you cope more effectively with your pain.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Are you constantly worried about how close you are to a bathroom? If your fears about your IBS symptoms are starting to take over your life, it may be time for you to consider cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT can teach patients with IBS how their mind and body are connected, and that they have control over how their mind and body can react. By changing your thoughts and by altering certain behaviors, many clients see a reduction in IBS symptoms.
When we think of weight loss, we often think about what we eat. What we tend to ignore is how we are approaching and managing the process of change. Dr. Harte offer's cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques that help clients better understand the various emotional, environmental, and cognitive triggers that often lead you to overeat. Learn more about Dr. Harte's weight management services.
Sex therapy is a short-term, goal-oriented, psychotherapy treatment for treating a variety of sexual concerns. Sex therapy can address difficulties with sexual function (including erectile problems, low sexual desire, premature ejaculation, sexual pain), or problems with sexual feelings and intimacy — either in individual therapy or in joint therapy with your partner. Sex therapy can be effective for adults of any age, sex, or sexual orientation. Learn more about Dr. Harte's sex therapy services.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) is a structured, short-term, goal-oriented approach that helps clients overcome sleep problems, such as insomnia. CBT-I, is an effective psychological treatment for chronic sleep problems and has been proven effective at improving sleep without or with reduced use of sleep medication. Learn more about Dr. Harte's insomnia treatment services.
Are you suffering from constant and annoying ringing in your ear? You may be suffering from tinnitus. Dr. Harte offers cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques to help clients better manage these symptoms and their emotional and behavioral responses to these symptoms. Learn more about Dr. Harte's tinnitus services.
Tobacco Use/Smoking Cessation
Dr. Harte offers cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), combined with a smoking cessation medication (such as the nicotine patch, for example), which produces significantly higher success rates for smokers who are motivated to quit. CBT is an evidenced-based psychological treatment that focuses on identifying and changing maladaptive thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that trigger, worsen, and/or maintain a range of smoking-related behaviors and smoking urges. Learn more about Dr. Harte's smoking cessation services.