Psychiatry & Mental Health located in Tulsa, OK


Advanced imaging shows that psychotherapy has the power to improve nerve communication in your brain, but that’s only one improvement you can achieve through talk therapy. Bradley McClure, MD, and the therapists at McClure & Associates Psychiatry in Tulsa, Oklahoma, have exceptional skills using a wide range of therapeutic styles to help patients make positive life changes, learn skills that improve daily life, replace negative emotions, and overcome mental health disorders. Call the office or connect through online booking today to schedule an appointment and explore how psychotherapy can help you build a fulfilling life.

Psychotherapy Q & A

What is psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy (talk therapy) is an essential mental health treatment customized to help patients overcome emotional, mental, and behavioral challenges.

The compassionate McClure & Associates Psychiatry team honors every patient, giving them a safe space to share their experiences and explore their feelings, knowing no one will judge them.

During psychotherapy, their therapists guide the conversation, asking questions and synthesizing the information you share. Then they offer insight and guidance and teach skills for improving your mental well-being.

When would I need psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy supports people with many different challenges. You may want to talk with a therapist if you’re struggling to make a decision, feel burned out, or need support managing a life transition. 

You’ll benefit from psychotherapy if you want to overcome low self-esteem or improve your communication skills.

Parents often seek psychotherapy for help managing emotional and behavioral problems in their children. Many adolescents need help with issues like anxiety, bullying, and the general stress of keeping up with (or standing up to) peers.

Psychotherapy is also a primary treatment for mental health disorders such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizoaffective disorder
  • Personality disorders
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

Don’t hesitate to reach out to McClure & Associates Psychiatry whenever you need help with a mental health concern.

What type of psychotherapy might I receive?

At McClure & Associates Psychiatry, you’ll connect with therapists skilled in a wide range of therapeutic approaches.

These are a few examples of therapies they may use:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Psychodynamic psychotherapy
  • Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Strength-based therapy
  • Narrative therapy

Each type of therapy follows a specific structure or style, making one a better choice than others for achieving your mental health goals.

Some are highly structured and limited to a certain number of sessions; others are more like an ongoing conversation to delve into your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Here are a few additional examples:

Psychodynamic therapy

Psychodynamic therapy explores your dreams and considers how past experiences influence current problems. 

Dialectical behavior therapy

Dialectical behavior therapy focuses on healing strong emotions and improving communication. 

Cognitive behavioral therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy identifies distorted or unhealthy thoughts and changes them to improve problematic behaviors. 

Call McClure & Associates Psychiatry or use online booking today to learn how psychotherapy can improve your mental health.