Siegfried, Porter, and Associates is conveniently
located in the Moore Institute in Cahaba Heights near The Summit
in Birmingham, Alabama. Most forms of insurance are accepted.
We specialize in the treatment of eating disorders,
health disorders, and trauma/abuse. We also treat personality disorders, self-destructive behaviors, and substance abuse/dependence.
Our approach is tailored to the individual needs of each client, and we focus on creating a supportive environment
conducive to change. We work collaboratively with clients to change thoughts and behaviors related to their disorders.
Some people are nervous about their first
appointment with a psychologist. Our goal is to make your first visit as comfortable as possible by preparing you for what
to expect and answering any questions you may have. Our first visit is called an "intake" and lasts 1 1/2 hours. At this visit,
we will collect background information, assess problem areas, and determine a preliminary plan for treatment. If we determine
that your needs may be better met by another clinician, we will make appropriate referrals.
Porter and Dr. Siegfried utilize cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) , an empirically-validated approach that explores the relationship
among thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. We seek to alter thoughts that maintain problem behaviors and negative emotions.
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