Psychosis Therapists in Los Angeles, CA

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Carlos Paul Duarte
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Other areas of focus I am passionate about include working with individuals who have schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders.
My name is Carlos Duarte and I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW 95070) and practicing psychotherapist. My approach when working with all clients is strengths-based and client centered. I am passionate about working with others and I am committed to helping you overcome the barriers that are making it difficult for you to be the best version of yourself. Whether you are experiencing a life transition, relationship complications, or need some support to get through daily life, I look forward to the possibility of working with you and supporting you on your journey.
Other areas of focus I am passionate about include working with individuals who have schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders.
My name is Carlos Duarte and I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW 95070) and practicing psychotherapist. My approach when working with all clients is strengths-based and client centered. I am passionate about working with others and I am committed to helping you overcome the barriers that are making it difficult for you to be the best version of yourself. Whether you are experiencing a life transition, relationship complications, or need some support to get through daily life, I look forward to the possibility of working with you and supporting you on your journey.
(747) 529-7652 View (747) 529-7652
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Hagit Harel
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
I’m a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience in mental health. Having worked in both psychiatric inpatient and intensive outpatient settings, as well as in individual, group, and family therapy modalities with adult clients, I bring an extensive set of tools and experiences to clients. In particular, I specialize in treating complex and co-occurring conditions, mood disorders, trauma-based and anxiety disorders, psychosis, interpersonal, and occupational problems.
I’m a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience in mental health. Having worked in both psychiatric inpatient and intensive outpatient settings, as well as in individual, group, and family therapy modalities with adult clients, I bring an extensive set of tools and experiences to clients. In particular, I specialize in treating complex and co-occurring conditions, mood disorders, trauma-based and anxiety disorders, psychosis, interpersonal, and occupational problems.
(310) 957-5561 View (310) 957-5561
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California OnTrack
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Intensive Coordinated Specialty Care for thought disorder: building Resiliency, achieving Recovery, and preventing Relapse California OnTrack provides early and effective treatment solely to individuals who are experiencing an episode of disordered thinking or perception (aka psychosis). We offer the OnTrackNow program to individuals who are experiencing or recovering from their first episode of psychosis (i.e. within 2 year of the onset of symptoms) and the BackOnTrack program to those who have been struggling in recovery for longer than 2 years. The core structure adheres to the clinically trialed and proven NIMH-Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) curriculum for first episode psychosis. Every technique or group we offer was selected because it was proven effective in controlled clinical trials. California OnTrack leverages compassion and cutting-edge therapy equally as we seek to break the stigma associated with mental illness. Our goal is to reduce the duration of untreated psychosis and achieving recovery through shared decision making. Our mission at California OnTrack is to help you create the best life worth living.
Intensive Coordinated Specialty Care for thought disorder: building Resiliency, achieving Recovery, and preventing Relapse California OnTrack provides early and effective treatment solely to individuals who are experiencing an episode of disordered thinking or perception (aka psychosis). We offer the OnTrackNow program to individuals who are experiencing or recovering from their first episode of psychosis (i.e. within 2 year of the onset of symptoms) and the BackOnTrack program to those who have been struggling in recovery for longer than 2 years. The core structure adheres to the clinically trialed and proven NIMH-Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) curriculum for first episode psychosis. Every technique or group we offer was selected because it was proven effective in controlled clinical trials. California OnTrack leverages compassion and cutting-edge therapy equally as we seek to break the stigma associated with mental illness. Our goal is to reduce the duration of untreated psychosis and achieving recovery through shared decision making. Our mission at California OnTrack is to help you create the best life worth living.
(424) 543-3394 View (424) 543-3394
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Sally Cassidy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Depression, anxiety, and trauma can be overwhelming. I am a licensed psychotherapist/psychoanalyst, trained to help those experiencing such difficult feelings. I also specialize in conditions identified as Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia. Please contact me for an initial consultation. Your comfort as a client in working with a therapist is important. Our initial meeting will give us a sense of our compatibility.
Depression, anxiety, and trauma can be overwhelming. I am a licensed psychotherapist/psychoanalyst, trained to help those experiencing such difficult feelings. I also specialize in conditions identified as Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia. Please contact me for an initial consultation. Your comfort as a client in working with a therapist is important. Our initial meeting will give us a sense of our compatibility.
(424) 254-5601 View (424) 254-5601
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Natsuko Jacobson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90071  (Online Only)
Hello. I'm a bilingual English-Japanese Licensed Clinical Social worker based in Los Angeles, California. I've been practicing for 7 and a half years. I've been working with adult clients who suffer from depression, anxiety, addiction/addictive behaviors, relationship issues, cultural assimilation issues, loss and grief (including loss of babies and infertility) and psychosis.
Hello. I'm a bilingual English-Japanese Licensed Clinical Social worker based in Los Angeles, California. I've been practicing for 7 and a half years. I've been working with adult clients who suffer from depression, anxiety, addiction/addictive behaviors, relationship issues, cultural assimilation issues, loss and grief (including loss of babies and infertility) and psychosis.
(562) 784-7609 View (562) 784-7609
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Gabriel Konsker IFS Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025  (Online Only)
I have experience working with relationship issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, CPTSD, anger, panic attacks, psychosis, agoraphobia, mood disorders, and substance dependence.
Therapy is a transformative process that creates a unique space for emotional support, safety, and growth. This work helps people relieve suffering by bringing awareness to how our external contexts and internal perspectives create our experience. Establishing a fulfilling and joyful life is possible by addressing emotional difficulties with empathic curiosity and environmental challenges with creative solutions.
I have experience working with relationship issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, CPTSD, anger, panic attacks, psychosis, agoraphobia, mood disorders, and substance dependence.
Therapy is a transformative process that creates a unique space for emotional support, safety, and growth. This work helps people relieve suffering by bringing awareness to how our external contexts and internal perspectives create our experience. Establishing a fulfilling and joyful life is possible by addressing emotional difficulties with empathic curiosity and environmental challenges with creative solutions.
(310) 362-9828 View (310) 362-9828
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Giovanna F Fattorini-Ocampo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90071  (Online Only)
I have experience working with adolescents, transitional age youth, adults and older adults dealing with mood disorders, anxiety, psychosis, trauma, personality disorders, developmental disorders, and substance use as well as with those going through life transitions and struggling finding their way.
Whether you have been struggling with mental health problems most of your life or are experiencing some personal hardships and are looking for help, you have come to the right place. Be proud of yourself for recognizing that what's going on is not working for you and reaching out for support. The journey might not be easy but the goal is to help you have a life that you find meaningful and fulfilling.
I have experience working with adolescents, transitional age youth, adults and older adults dealing with mood disorders, anxiety, psychosis, trauma, personality disorders, developmental disorders, and substance use as well as with those going through life transitions and struggling finding their way.
Whether you have been struggling with mental health problems most of your life or are experiencing some personal hardships and are looking for help, you have come to the right place. Be proud of yourself for recognizing that what's going on is not working for you and reaching out for support. The journey might not be easy but the goal is to help you have a life that you find meaningful and fulfilling.
(925) 886-0963 View (925) 886-0963
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Emily M Owens
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90095
My main specialty areas are in treating psychosis, OCD, and trauma.
I take a cognitive-behavioral approach to helping clients. Within that framework, I've trained in traditional CBT for a variety of problems, ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), mindfulness-based treatments, trauma-focused treatments (Prolonged Exposure and Cognitive Processing Therapy), and treatment for chronic depression (CBASP). Using this knowledge, I can create a treatment plan that fits your needs and goals. I specialize in psychosis, OCD, mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder), anxiety disorders, trauma, and insomnia in adults and older adolescents.
My main specialty areas are in treating psychosis, OCD, and trauma.
I take a cognitive-behavioral approach to helping clients. Within that framework, I've trained in traditional CBT for a variety of problems, ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), mindfulness-based treatments, trauma-focused treatments (Prolonged Exposure and Cognitive Processing Therapy), and treatment for chronic depression (CBASP). Using this knowledge, I can create a treatment plan that fits your needs and goals. I specialize in psychosis, OCD, mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder), anxiety disorders, trauma, and insomnia in adults and older adolescents.
(424) 361-0058 View (424) 361-0058
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Emily Treichler
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90083  (Online Only)
I have expertise in more severe and chronic mental health concerns, including psychosis, PTSD, depression, and difficulty managing emotions, connecting with others and/or thinking.
Do you feel overwhelmed and trapped by trauma, difficult feelings, and thoughts you can't shake? Are you looking for support for yourself or a family member experiencing symptoms of psychosis? Do you feel disempowered? It is my honor as a therapist to meet each client exactly where they are and use therapy as an opportunity for growth, validation, and empowerment. I enjoy collaborating with clients to understand their values, preferences, and goals, and identify an approach that research has found to be helpful for similar people. Ultimately, therapy should help light a path forward towards a life you enjoy and find meaningful.
I have expertise in more severe and chronic mental health concerns, including psychosis, PTSD, depression, and difficulty managing emotions, connecting with others and/or thinking.
Do you feel overwhelmed and trapped by trauma, difficult feelings, and thoughts you can't shake? Are you looking for support for yourself or a family member experiencing symptoms of psychosis? Do you feel disempowered? It is my honor as a therapist to meet each client exactly where they are and use therapy as an opportunity for growth, validation, and empowerment. I enjoy collaborating with clients to understand their values, preferences, and goals, and identify an approach that research has found to be helpful for similar people. Ultimately, therapy should help light a path forward towards a life you enjoy and find meaningful.
(619) 514-3136 View (619) 514-3136
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Arthur Streeter
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90007
I have worked with youth struggling with early psychosis (hearing voices, paranoia, etc.
I work with my clients eclectically utilizing a Client-Centered approach always. I have been actively engaged in psychotherapy since 2006. Active listening is a primary aspect of my therapeutic facilitation. I am treatment focused in my client's best interest, and I have experience working with individuals, couples, families, and early to middle adolescent males and females.
I have worked with youth struggling with early psychosis (hearing voices, paranoia, etc.
I work with my clients eclectically utilizing a Client-Centered approach always. I have been actively engaged in psychotherapy since 2006. Active listening is a primary aspect of my therapeutic facilitation. I am treatment focused in my client's best interest, and I have experience working with individuals, couples, families, and early to middle adolescent males and females.
(209) 618-2479 View (209) 618-2479
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Sharon S Dunas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90024
When mental illness strikes a family, it is as if 'someone threw a hand grenade into the family.' I can help you deal with your family member with a brain disorder. Let me help you learn to cope and advocate for your relative with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, depression with psychotic features, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder and borderline personality disorder. You deserve a life even though your relative has a brain disorder. I am President of the National Alliance on Mental Illness for Westside Los Angeles. Check out what we can offer you: website www.namila.org
When mental illness strikes a family, it is as if 'someone threw a hand grenade into the family.' I can help you deal with your family member with a brain disorder. Let me help you learn to cope and advocate for your relative with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, depression with psychotic features, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder and borderline personality disorder. You deserve a life even though your relative has a brain disorder. I am President of the National Alliance on Mental Illness for Westside Los Angeles. Check out what we can offer you: website www.namila.org
(310) 207-3505 View (310) 207-3505
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Kameron Marquise Birch
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Hi I'm Kameron Associate Clinical Social Worker who has worked in Intensive Inpatient, Outpatient & Enhanced Residential Service facilities. I have spent my time serving adults who were living in transitional housing shelters & have been struggling with anger management, anxiety, stress, grief, and PTSD through assault or sexual abuse. I have also worked with individuals who have been diagnosed with Schizophrenia, Major Depressive Disorder, & varying Personality Disorders. I am highly passionate and privileged to be able to provide my therapeutic services to individuals looking to start or continue their journey!
Hi I'm Kameron Associate Clinical Social Worker who has worked in Intensive Inpatient, Outpatient & Enhanced Residential Service facilities. I have spent my time serving adults who were living in transitional housing shelters & have been struggling with anger management, anxiety, stress, grief, and PTSD through assault or sexual abuse. I have also worked with individuals who have been diagnosed with Schizophrenia, Major Depressive Disorder, & varying Personality Disorders. I am highly passionate and privileged to be able to provide my therapeutic services to individuals looking to start or continue their journey!
(310) 872-1869 View (310) 872-1869
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Aarti Nair
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Dr. Aarti Nair is a licensed neuropsychologist with over 15 years of experience working in the field. She specializes in assessment and consultation of neurodevelopmental disabilities across the lifespan. At Spectrum Psych, Dr. Nair specializes in comprehensive neuropsychological assessments of neurodevelopmental disabilities, acquired syndromes, and genetic syndromes for the purpose of diagnostic clarification, treatment planning, and educational accommodations. She also specializes in diagnostic assessments for individuals with ASD across the lifespan and youth with early onset psychosis.
Dr. Aarti Nair is a licensed neuropsychologist with over 15 years of experience working in the field. She specializes in assessment and consultation of neurodevelopmental disabilities across the lifespan. At Spectrum Psych, Dr. Nair specializes in comprehensive neuropsychological assessments of neurodevelopmental disabilities, acquired syndromes, and genetic syndromes for the purpose of diagnostic clarification, treatment planning, and educational accommodations. She also specializes in diagnostic assessments for individuals with ASD across the lifespan and youth with early onset psychosis.
(310) 356-0251 View (310) 356-0251
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Jessica 'gonji' Lee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90066  (Online Only)
I work with people to claim internal power, and to take charge of your own story, regardless of your age. I have a special passion working with children, teens and their families as they navigate the unpredictable terrain of school, relationships, and identity development. I have worked extensively with youth, adults, and QTIBIPOC folks on life transitions, anxiety, panic, depression, trauma, bipolar, neurodivergence (ADHD and autism), psychosis, mood swings, and relationship issues. My style of therapy is not passive, we will set concrete goals and I'll help you build the skills to achieve them.
I work with people to claim internal power, and to take charge of your own story, regardless of your age. I have a special passion working with children, teens and their families as they navigate the unpredictable terrain of school, relationships, and identity development. I have worked extensively with youth, adults, and QTIBIPOC folks on life transitions, anxiety, panic, depression, trauma, bipolar, neurodivergence (ADHD and autism), psychosis, mood swings, and relationship issues. My style of therapy is not passive, we will set concrete goals and I'll help you build the skills to achieve them.
(213) 325-1393 View (213) 325-1393
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Bram Conley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025  (Online Only)
My experience with treating major psychiatric disorders and substance abuse allows me to help clients with bipolar disorder, major depression, schizophrenia, and anxiety disorders such as OCD, panic disorder and generalized anxiety. In addition to providing treatment for these types of problems, I have experience working with the families of adults and adolescents who are experiencing serious psychiatric problems.
My experience with treating major psychiatric disorders and substance abuse allows me to help clients with bipolar disorder, major depression, schizophrenia, and anxiety disorders such as OCD, panic disorder and generalized anxiety. In addition to providing treatment for these types of problems, I have experience working with the families of adults and adolescents who are experiencing serious psychiatric problems.
(424) 343-1715 View (424) 343-1715
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Courtnee Reis
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90048  (Online Only)
I am experienced in working with adults living with bipolar and mood disorders, anxiety, schizophrenia, depression, and phase of life transitions.
Hello and welcome! I'm Courtnee, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. Whether you are engaging in therapy for the first time or returning to treatment, I am here to meet you where you are and go at your pace. I draw from a person-centered approach which promotes authenticity and emphasizes building your strengths. I will offer insights and observations as we explore matters that are impacting your life. In therapy, together we will collaborate on your growth, healing, self-care, and developing coping strategies so you can make effective life changes.
I am experienced in working with adults living with bipolar and mood disorders, anxiety, schizophrenia, depression, and phase of life transitions.
Hello and welcome! I'm Courtnee, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. Whether you are engaging in therapy for the first time or returning to treatment, I am here to meet you where you are and go at your pace. I draw from a person-centered approach which promotes authenticity and emphasizes building your strengths. I will offer insights and observations as we explore matters that are impacting your life. In therapy, together we will collaborate on your growth, healing, self-care, and developing coping strategies so you can make effective life changes.
(323) 970-3049 View (323) 970-3049
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Emma Thomson
Pre-Licensed Professional, Intern
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90005
I specialize in LGBTQ+ affirming therapy and work to support clients in becoming their authentic selves. In addition, I provide clients with tools and coping skills to best guide them through any unique situations that may come with being a member of the LGBTQ+ community. We live in a world that may or may not understand our experiences and so I aim to provide an understanding and supportive space where you feel seen. Previously I worked as an outpatient mental health clinician serving a range of clients with differing needs. I have experience treating anxiety, depression, mood disorders, PTSD, and psychosis.
I specialize in LGBTQ+ affirming therapy and work to support clients in becoming their authentic selves. In addition, I provide clients with tools and coping skills to best guide them through any unique situations that may come with being a member of the LGBTQ+ community. We live in a world that may or may not understand our experiences and so I aim to provide an understanding and supportive space where you feel seen. Previously I worked as an outpatient mental health clinician serving a range of clients with differing needs. I have experience treating anxiety, depression, mood disorders, PTSD, and psychosis.
(310) 868-0928 View (310) 868-0928
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Vindia G. Fernandez
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90024
I also have extensive experience with psychosis and autism.
Is your child having unexpected difficulties learning new skills? Are concentration problems preventing them from getting the most out of their education? Neuropsychological testing, diagnosis, and treatment planning can provide the answers you need to help your child thrive. Rule out childhood disorders, including learning disabilities and ADHD. Identify your child's cognitive strengths and weaknesses using evidence-based practices. Document the need for accommodations on high-stake exams and in the classroom. Together we will create an individualized roadmap to help your child achieve success and well-being.
I also have extensive experience with psychosis and autism.
Is your child having unexpected difficulties learning new skills? Are concentration problems preventing them from getting the most out of their education? Neuropsychological testing, diagnosis, and treatment planning can provide the answers you need to help your child thrive. Rule out childhood disorders, including learning disabilities and ADHD. Identify your child's cognitive strengths and weaknesses using evidence-based practices. Document the need for accommodations on high-stake exams and in the classroom. Together we will create an individualized roadmap to help your child achieve success and well-being.
(424) 396-1720 View (424) 396-1720
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Julia Lundeberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Julia Lundeberg is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who has been practicing since 2001. She graduated from Phillips Graduate University in Encino, California, with a master's in Clinical Psychology, after undergraduate studies in Boston, where she grew up. Julia believes in the honesty and trust inherent in the healthy and effective therapeutic relationship where healing takes place. Julia's main areas of focus include working with both adults and adolescents struggling with a range of difficulties including first episode severe psychosis, mood disorders, depression, anxiety, and substance abuse.
Julia Lundeberg is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who has been practicing since 2001. She graduated from Phillips Graduate University in Encino, California, with a master's in Clinical Psychology, after undergraduate studies in Boston, where she grew up. Julia believes in the honesty and trust inherent in the healthy and effective therapeutic relationship where healing takes place. Julia's main areas of focus include working with both adults and adolescents struggling with a range of difficulties including first episode severe psychosis, mood disorders, depression, anxiety, and substance abuse.
(323) 870-1571 View (323) 870-1571
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Kerstin Cornell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Skilled at motivating, communicating, and advocating for people dealing with OCD spectrum, addiction, co-occurring disorders, and those experiencing psychosis.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and a certified alcohol and drug counselor with the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals. I earned a Master of Arts in psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy and professional clinical counseling from Brandman University and a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Washington State University; I am currently enrolled in a Ph.D. in psychology at Walden University.
Skilled at motivating, communicating, and advocating for people dealing with OCD spectrum, addiction, co-occurring disorders, and those experiencing psychosis.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and a certified alcohol and drug counselor with the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals. I earned a Master of Arts in psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy and professional clinical counseling from Brandman University and a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Washington State University; I am currently enrolled in a Ph.D. in psychology at Walden University.
(562) 669-3757 View (562) 669-3757

Psychosis Therapists

What’s the most effective treatment for psychosis?

The most effective treatment for psychosis is coordinated specialty care. In this model, a team of professionals works with a patient to address all aspects of the underlying disorder. This approach incorporates individual or group therapy, employment and education support, family support and education, medication management (which often involves low doses of antipsychotics), and case management to facilitate problem-solving as needed.

When should people seek treatment for psychosis?

People should seek immediate treatment at the earliest indication of psychosis. Symptoms include delusions, hallucinations, disorganized or blocked speech, and agitated body movements. Early signs that a person may be developing a disorder that will lead to psychosis include suspiciousness of others, memory problems and distractibility, an inability to think clearly, rapid or nonsensical speech, withdrawal from friends or family, aggression toward others, and sensitivity to bright lights or noises.

What if psychosis is left untreated?

Without treatment, psychosis can have significant repercussions, including injuries, job loss, homelessness, financial or legal trouble, ruptured relationships, and suffering for the person and their family. While early treatment for psychosis often yields the best results, there is no point past which it becomes useless to seek treatment. At any point, treatment can make a difference.

How do I get someone else to seek treatment for psychosis?

It’s extremely difficult to watch a loved one suffer from hallucinations, delusions, and other elements of psychosis—sometimes exacerbated by their fears of treatment. Have a conversation with them in a quiet space and maintain a calm, supportive tone. Share your concerns about behaviors you’ve observed, suggest treatment, and explain the potential benefits. Listen carefully to their responses. The person may not be ready after one conversation, but with time, they may come around.