Talk Therapy: Treatment Options and Benefits

Everyone can benefit from seeing a licensed therapist, regardless of whether they’re suffering from mental health conditions like panic disorder, personality disorders, or anxiety disorders. Talk therapy can provide you with an environment that promotes growth and mental wellness so you can show up every day as your best self. 

What Is Talk Therapy?

Talk therapy is another name for psychotherapy. While it might sound simple, providers qualified to engage in talk therapy have participated in extensive education and training. These professionals not only have a high capacity for listening, but they’re also skilled in understanding the complexity of your mental health and well-being. 

Here Are a Few Talk Therapy Approaches Providers Utilize 

Did you know there’s more than one approach to talk therapy? Many mental health professionals gravitate toward one or a few different types of talk therapy:

Behavioral Therapy

Have you ever noticed yourself repeating undesired behaviors? This kind of therapy helps you develop a treatment plan to form better habits and positive behaviors. 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT focuses on the thoughts that lead to your actions, including dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), which is an interpersonal-focused form of CBT. CBT gets to the root cause of your actions, then provides tools to help you manage your thoughts and emotions.

Humanistic Therapy

This approach highlights the idea that being true to yourself is the key to a more enriched life. It focuses on living in unity with your worldview. 

Interpersonal Therapies (IPT)

Interpersonal therapy focuses on solving issues within interpersonal relationships that were either caused by or contributed to the client’s underlying condition. 

Psychodynamic Therapy

Psychodynamic therapy takes an under-the-surface approach. Your provider will work with you to uncover the unconscious motivations behind your thoughts and behaviors. 

Holistic Approach Therapy

This treatment approach acknowledges that each person has individual needs. A provider using this talk therapy approach will pick the best methods from each of these approaches to integrate into your talk therapy. 

Of course, there are plenty of other types of therapies, like:

  • Gestalt therapy

  • Exposure therapy

  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)

  • Existential therapy

There are also many other mental health professionals like social workers, psychologists, or family therapists. All of this is to say, no matter what symptoms you are struggling with, there is a form of therapy out there that can help you through it.

Your Treatment Options With Mood Health

We know you’re looking for the easiest route towards feeling more happy and whole through your mental health. At Mood, we provide you with virtual talk therapy and psychiatric care to help you access treatment like never before. Here are a few options that allow you to customize your care. 

Start Seeing a Talk Therapist and Form a Treatment Plan

Once you let us know your needs, you’re able to select a clinician from our catalog of skilled providers. You can meet weekly or spread out your visits to a speed that’s comfortable for you. Whenever you’re ready to get started, you can schedule your care on our site. Our clinicians have same-week availability, so you can start feeling better right away.

Only See a Psychiatrist If That Works for Your Needs

At Mood Health, you have the option to meet solely with a psychiatric care provider if you’d like. They can evaluate you to find a prescription that appropriately fits your needs. Then, your medication will ship directly to your doorstep with no extra fees.

Engage in Both Talk Therapy and Psychiatric Care

Lastly, you can opt to participate in both psychiatric care and talk therapy at the same time. Your body and mind are intertwined, so it makes sense that you could supplement your talk therapy with psychiatric care and vice versa. If you want help beyond talk therapy and psychiatric care, Mood can help find referrals for clinicians better suited to your unique needs.

Benefits of Talk Therapy

You don’t have to imagine all the benefits talk therapy could afford you. Let’s talk about some of the advantages of meeting with a professional therapist. 

You Can Address Long-Term Wounds From the Past

Here’s the reality: some wounds don’t heal with time. Sometimes, as humans, we find ourselves suppressing pain to make life more bearable. Talk therapy can help you address hurtful memories and healthily process them instead of letting them continue to influence behavior patterns and negative thought patterns. 

Talk Therapy Allows You a Space for Honesty

In most relationships, you may feel pressure to veil your emotions to keep the peace. When you meet with a talk therapist, you allow yourself an environment to express all parts of your life without judgment.

Your Treatment Plan Provides a Way to Manage Mental Health Conditions

If you opt to meet with a psychiatrist, they may evaluate your mental health and determine that you’re dealing with depression or anxiety. When medicine is part of your care, seeing a talk therapist can be a highly beneficial addition to your treatment. 

Talk Therapy Can Prepare You for the Future

Preventative mental health care is just as valuable as the care you receive after a stressor occurs. 

When you address current struggles, you’ll build a better foundation for future mental health detours that may pop up. Meeting virtually with your Mood talk therapist might help give you tools to help regulate your emotions in the next difficult situation that occurs in your life.

How Mood Health Talk Therapy Can Benefit You

Mood Health has unique benefits on top of the ones we’ve discussed. First, our operation is run entirely by humans. There are no algorithmic therapy bots. You can always trust that you’ll match with a highly skilled, caring provider when you choose Mood. 

Let’s check out a few other advantages of Mood’s talk therapy.

We Provide Accessible Virtual Talk Therapy

Traditional therapy session costs can run as high as $150 to $200, depending on where you live. At those rates, you may question whether you can reasonably make therapy a priority in this season of your life. 

At Mood, our care is almost half the cost of traditional care. Even better, we provide your first session for only $39.

Monitor Your Daily Mental Health to Supplement Your Care

We make it easy to keep track of how you’re feeling. Each day, you can log into your account to notate how you feel. Then, you can reference that information when you catch up with your provider at your next appointment. It’s a resource to help you supplement your treatment plan and take ownership of your mental well-being.

How It Works

With Mood, our process is simple. To begin, you’ll take a quiz that helps us get to know you. You’ll select whether you’d like talk therapy, psychiatry, or both. Then, you’ll schedule your appointment, meet your providers virtually, and have any medications shipped to your doorstep. 

In Summary

Talking with a therapist is a valuable resource that can help promote your overall well-being, starting with your mind. Thankfully, Mood makes it easier and more affordable than ever to take the reins of your mental well-being. Schedule your online assessment today!


11 Intriguing Reasons To Give Talk Therapy A Try | Forbes

Humanistic Therapy | Psychology Today 

Talking therapies | Mental Health.org