Psychotherapy is based on the premise that often people are unaware of the factors that determine current feelings and behavior. Engaging in a psychotherapeutic process can help one understand how our conflicts and self destructive patterns limit our freedom to choose better ways to get our needs met or how we repetitively limit satisfaction in our life.
Psychotherapy reveals an understanding of yourself through the identification of habitual, repetitive or ingrained patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving. Therefore these patterns can determine the choices you make, and limit your relationships, career or other life possibilities.
Taking back control is your choice. As a medically trained and board-certified psychiatrist, I am here to support you on that journey.
Psychotherapy Services/Psychoanalysis: This therapy has proven effective for a wide range of mental health symptoms, including depression, anxiety, panic and stress-related physical ailments. To begin with, I focus on the psychological root of emotional suffering. This helps my clients develop an understanding of how their past influences their current behavior. Read more
Consultation: During our one-hour consultation evaluation, we will explore the reasons that led you to seek my opinion or services. At first, we will discuss your current symptoms or stressors. Then we will evaluate your current coping mechanisms. Finally, we will agree on a treatment plan, tailored to your specific circumstances. Read more
Psychopharmacology: Although not everyone seeking therapy requires medication, Dr. Algus may recommend an individualized medication treatment plan to supplement a client’s therapeutic care. When treating depression and anxiety disorders, for example, medication, combined with psychotherapy, is often quite successful. Read more
Coaching: We will work together to capitalize on your present skill sets in order to find new and exciting areas in which to expand and utilize your capabilities. I also offer engaging psychological strategies to alleviate work-related stress and overcome obstacles, paving the way for more effective communication, negotiation and workplace relationship management. Read more
Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Interventions: As psychiatrist and mental health counselor, I adopt a psychotherapeutic approach to address dysfunctional emotions, behaviors, and cognitions. Through a goal-oriented, systematic process, I blend behavioral and cognitive therapies to treat a variety of mental health issues, including anxiety, personality and eating disorders, and substance abuse. Read more
Life/Lifestyle Transitions: For a young adult, transitioning from home life to campus life, or from college/graduate school to a new career and newfound independence, can be overwhelming. Dr. Algus can help ease the stress of these transitions by helping young adults cope with impulse control (related to alcohol, drugs or sex), roommate conflicts, academic pressures, and the overall adjustment to newfound independence.
Job Dissatisfaction/Workplace Ambition: Dr. Algus works with her clients to capitalize on their present skill sets in order to find new and exciting areas in which to expand and utilize their capabilities. She also offers engaging psychological strategies to alleviate work-related stress and overcome obstacles, paving the way for more effective communication, negotiation and workplace relationship management.
Medical Illness: Mental health issues can often manifest as a result of acute or chronic medical illness. Dr. Algus has extensive knowledge in this area and regularly collaborates with physicians and other therapists to achieve the best possible outcome for her clients through coordinated care.
As a board certified psychiatrist and mental health counselor Dr. Algus specializes in the following diagnostic issues:
- Generalized Anxiety
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder
- Social Phobia
- Bipolar Disorder
In addition to using her expertise and knowledge, Dr. Algus regularly collaborates with physicians and other therapists to achieve the best possible outcome for her clients through coordinated care.
If you are believe that you may be in need of therapy, but you aren’t sure where to begin, contact Dr. Jane Algus to schedule an initial consultation.