There are many different approaches to treating mental health disorders, but psychotherapy is one that can benefit virtually everyone, whether their problems are mild or severe. Richard Angle, PhD, is a clinical psychologist practicing in the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City, who specializes in using psychotherapy and psychoanalysis to help patients recover from mental health problems. Call Dr. Angle today to find out more or book an appointment online.

Richard Angle, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist & Psychoanalyst

located on the Upper West Side

Psychotherapy Q & A

What is psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is a treatment for emotional conditions and a tool that can help you with the challenges in your life, such as relationship difficulties, chronic illness and stress. Psychotherapy involves talking to a trained professional, either a psychiatrist, a social worker or a psychologist like Dr. Angle.

Through psychotherapy, or talking therapies as this form of treatment is also known, you can recover from mental health problems and learn to understand yourself more deeply. Your sessions are completely confidential, and you can speak honestly about any issues or feelings you have with Dr. Angle.

There are different types of psychotherapy, so you can uncover and heal hidden traumas and distorted thinking using the form most suited to your needs. Psychotherapy typically involves intensive and long-term treatment.

When might I need psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy could be useful to you at many stages of your life. Some of the reasons people decide to seek therapy with Dr. Angle include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Personality disorders
  • Addictions 
  • Bereavement

You don’t have to be experiencing one of these serious, life-changing illnesses or problems to benefit from psychotherapy. If you feel dissatisfied with the way your life is going for any reason, talking it through with Dr. Angle gives you a chance to clarify what’s causing your problems. You can also discover how to manage these issues and move forward with your life.

What types of psychotherapy are there?

There are a number of different forms of psychotherapy, and part of Dr. Angle’s expertise is in finding the form that suits you best. Some of the talking therapies Dr. Angle specializes in include:

Couples counseling

Couples counseling is for people who are in a relationship and experiencing difficulties that are causing that union to break down. Infidelity and other major life events are a common cause of the need for couples counseling, but this form of psychotherapy is also valuable in making relationships stronger before you encounter any challenges.


Psychoanalysis is an in-depth study of the workings of your subconscious mind. By finding and dealing with the effects of previous experiences and traumas in your life, Dr. Angle can help you sort out the negative feelings and their harmful effects.

If you’d like to see how psychotherapy could help you, call Richard Angle, PhD, today or book an appointment online.