Mental Health Counseling

KMG Psychiatry

Psychiatrists & Sleep Medicine Specialists located in San Diego, CA & National City, CA

Mental health counseling is often an essential part of managing a psychiatric condition. It provides a safe environment to explore and resolve your thoughts and emotions. The KAB Medical Group Inc. team offers personalized counseling services at their offices in San Diego, Hollywood, and National City, California. Call the practice today or schedule a consultation online to learn more about your mental health counseling options.

Mental Health Counseling Q & A

What is mental health counseling?

Mental health counseling, also called psychotherapy or talk therapy, is a valuable treatment for various mental health issues. There are several types of mental health counseling that your provider could recommend. 

Some of the frequently used types of counseling include:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Supportive therapy


Your provider might also combine elements of different types of therapies to address your specific needs.

Counseling can help you control or eliminate troubling symptoms that interfere with your ability to function in your day-to-day life. You might also learn strategies for identifying negative thoughts and feelings as tactics for controlling your response. 

How does mental health counseling help?

Mental health counseling provides a safe environment to explore your thoughts and feelings. You can learn to manage your responses to internal and external challenges to enhance your functioning in your daily activities as well as your satisfaction with your quality of life.

Studies show that participating in counseling can change your brain activity. It can also reduce sick days and health problems.

What should I expect during psychotherapy?

Contrary to what you might see on television, you don’t necessarily lie on a couch and talk about your problems during psychotherapy. You sit in a private room with your mental health counselor and talk. 

Your provider begins with an assessment. These evaluations usually take longer than a typical counseling session. An assessment might feel like an interview because your therapist asks many questions to get to know you and evaluate your mental and emotional state. 

At the end of your evaluation, your provider makes a diagnosis and talks to you about your goals and expectations for therapy. Then you schedule your next session.

During your sessions, you talk about your thoughts, emotions, and events from your life. Your counselor asks questions to help you consider your thoughts and behaviors in a different light to help you reflect. 

You might also learn and practice techniques to improve your communication, interpersonal skills, and impulse control.

Call KAB Medical Group Inc. today or make an appointment online to learn more about mental health counseling and how it can help you.