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 health 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. Please note: All appointments are being conducted via TeleHealth to maximize safety, while providing optimal convenience and flexibility.
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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.
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.