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There are many forms of psychotherapy, such as art therapy and play therapy; however, the psychotherapy that I offer involves talking. And through this talking, and personal reflection, you explore your mind in its various aspects, like motives, feelings, thoughts, hopes, dreams, and goals. The brain is very very complex, not only physically in the amazing detail of each neuron, bundle of neurons, connections, and structures, but also in the details of the mind. Remember that if we dissect the brain, we will not find the mind. There are books written on what exactly the Mind is, a topic which is too complicated to explore here. Suffice it to say that there is a conscious part of the mind and an unconscious part of the mind, and some types of therapy explore both these aspects while some types of therapy focus only on conscious aspects of the mind.

Choosing a type of therapy may seem overwhelming, but a good initial evaluation should help you figure out what specific kind of therapy you need, based partly on budget and time constraints. Some specific diagnoses do best with specific types of therapy, for example, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) often responds well to EMDR.

Generally, I am an eclectic therapist. I bring aspects of various different modes of psychotherapy to my work with patients, according to what is most helpful to a particular patient at a particular moment. This includes psychoanalytic principles and interventions, supportive therapy, a bit of CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), a bit of ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), and family therapy. Basically, I have my own style which mixes in various techniques from other genres. For adults, I also offer Psychoanalysis.

Monique Masse, M.D.

Board Certified Psychiatrist

12630 Monte Vista Rd, Suite 202 Poway, CA 92064

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