Babula provides Individual
Psychotherapy, Marital Counseling, Family Therapy, Critical
Incident Stress Debriefing, and
general goal is to develop solutions and coping skills and return to
an enjoyable lifestyle. His psychotherapy process is very focused and designed to initiate
behavioral and emotional changes as soon as possible.
primary treatment approaches are:
Therapy principles, which focus on how thinking impacts our feelings and
A family therapy model, which
addresses patterns of how family members interact with each
During the initial visit, which includes assessment, the primary
problem is explored in
detail along with other relevant historical information.
desired outcome is discussed and a plan of action is developed
to reach that goal.
Babula and clients decide how often to meet and what kind of
exercises can be done outside of the therapy session.
Sessions are usually
50 minutes and scheduled weekly. Expect to have behavioral homework and reading assignments for practice outside the
about the effectiveness of psychotherapy has looked at all of the
outcome studies and shows about 80% of the people who tried
psychotherapy felt better. There are many reasons why people
improve, ranging from talking about problems in a calm,
supportive atmosphere to making specific changes about thinking,
feeling, and behaving.
Significant change may occur early in the
treatment process, in about 4 to 8 sessions. Symptom reduction
may range from 6 to 15 visits. More philosophical and personality
change can take 20 or more sessions. Of course these estimates
depend upon the problem, client motivation, regular
attendance, and doing any homework between sessions.
Recognizing the demands of
today?s world and clients' busy schedules, Dr. Babula's office hours
conveniently are daytime, evenings, and Saturdays.