Psychosis and Schizophrenia

The term psychosis covers a set of related conditions, of which schizophrenia is the most common. Psychosis symptoms include hallucinations, delusions (strongly believing things that aren’t true), confusion, racing thoughts, disorganized behavior, and catatonia. In order to receive a diagnosis of schizophrenia, a patient must first exhibit signs of psychosis.  However, schizophrenia often comes with many other symptoms, beyond psychosis, such as a loss of motivation, withdrawing from your life, feeling emotionless or flat, or struggling to complete the basic daily function of life (like showering). If you think you might be suffering from psychosis or schizophrenia, reach out to one of TherapyDen’s experts today.

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In my 3 years of working with clients with psychosis and schizophrenia disorders, utilizing grounding techniques, mindfulness exercises, and identifying triggers have been my biggest tools.

— Samantha Fitzgerald, Mental Health Counselor in New York, NY

When symptoms, such as hallucinations and delusions, begin we can often recognize them as worrisome and questionable. As time passes, however, locked into this mind space of fearful questioning, these symptoms can progress and overtake in a debilitating way. With medication + therapy, one can learn the skills necessary to process and manage these thoughts and experiences, and with ample support it is completely possible to live a meaningful and fulfilling existence.

— Dr. Dana Avey, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Colorado Springs, CO

I specialize in working with those who have both positive and negative symptoms. I am educated in psychotropic medication management and am available to advocate for proper care.

— Anna Abramyan, Clinical Social Worker in Olympia, WA

I hold a very soft spot in my heart for those who experience psychosis and schizophrenia. Chronic hospitalizations and the impact of institutionalization is harmful. Learning to manage symptoms, strengthening self-advocacy and autonomy, having unconditional support, along with harm reduction methods are crucial in preventing recidivism. I am also available for supportive case management and coordination of care with outpatient providers.

— Anna Abramyan, Clinical Social Worker in Olympia, WA

In my practice I specialize solely in psychosis and clinical high risk for psychosis using an evidence based CBT approach. Labels and specific diagnosis are irrelevant. I take a person centered, truly collaborative approach to help you overcome your distress and achieve your goals.

— Sally E. Riggs, Psychologist in New York, NY

I have expertise in providing CBT for Psychosis (CBTp) for adults in inpatient and outpatient. As a former staff psychologist at a state psychiatric hospital, schizophrenia and other psychotic-related disorders were prevalent among the patient population. The aim of CBTp is to mitigate distress related to psychotic symptoms, reduce stigma by normalizing the client's experience, and promote functional recovery to enhance their quality of life.

— Dr. Stacy Bemis, Clinical Psychologist

Living with psychosis well is something I care deeply about. I have over 10 years of experience providing therapy and case management to people experiencing psychosis (hearing voices, seeing visions, experiencing unusual thoughts). I bring understanding, compassion, and support for how to manage and cope with the distress, confusion, and stigma of this experience.

— Serena Wong, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

This is probably where I do the best, as I have been exposed to persons dealing with psychotic disorders such as Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective disorder, Bipolar with psychotic features, and Major depression with psychotic features. Even extreme anxiety dysfunctions can bring about mis-perceptions in reality. All of this I take seriously and work effortlessly with you to get you the best treatment that works for you listening intently and empathetically. These clients I can see weekly.

— Anthony Collica, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Goshen, NY

For the past 4 years, I worked with this population. I have experience working with these individuals by providing access to community services. This includes medication management and compliance. I received evidence based training around effective therapy for this population.

— Ray of Hope Child Therapy Services Inc, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Burlingame, CA

I have specialized training in Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery (PSR) and utilize several evidence-based treatments to include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Psychosis, Illness Management and Recovery, and Social Skills Training.

— Kristen Strack, Clinical Psychologist in Seattle, WA

As a board certified psychiatrist I have extensive experience with psychosis. I take a compassionate and holistic approach by providing evidence-based interventions and support to clients, promoting their recovery and overall well-being. Through a combination of psychoeducation, medication management, and therapeutic techniques, I empower individuals to understand their symptoms, manage distress, and enhance their daily functioning.

— Diana Bleyan, Psychiatrist