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COUNSELING – HOW IT HELPS

Therapy is open to anyone who feels they need to make a change in their life, find a new direction, deal with troubling issues, or strengthen their relationships. Therapy offers a comfortable and safe place to explore feelings that seem overwhelming. The therapist serves as an objective listener, and works with individuals to increase their communication skills and problem-solving abilities as well as identify strengths and sort out options. Through counseling, individuals are helped to achieve balance and self-sufficiency in their lives.

In counseling you will be able to more deeply self reflect with the support and guidance of a well trained and experienced licensed therapist. You will learn more about your behaviors and be able to develop new, productive ways of interacting in relationships to get you more of what you want. Although counseling can be difficult because it requires emotional vulnerability, effort and energy towards change, it can be very rewarding and fulfilling.  Therapy helps people move from unconscious emotions and behavior to more conscious, mindfulness. In this way, individuals are better able to make changes to their own thoughts and behaviors and learn to accept the actions of others, which we cannot change.

Through counseling, we can realize how much our thoughts determine our outcomes and we can better start to take control of our life experiences. The more we can work towards our own happiness, the more benefit to our overall state of wellness.  Best treatment for people already prescribed and taking psychotropic medications to control a previously diagnosed mental health condition is to engage in regular counseling sessions. Therapy is an opportunity to practice self care and to strengthen the relationship you have with yourself,

Make the time and prioritize your wellness and yourself. Schedule your counseling appointment today and start your journey to a happier, more fulfilled life. 

UNDERSTANDING MENTAL HEALTH

Mental health is our emotional, psychological and social wellbeing and is important at every stage of life from childhood to adolescence and adulthood. Many factors can contribute to mental health problems including genetics, brain chemistry, traumatic life experiences and having a family history of mental illness. 

Not sure if you or someone you know is living with mental health problems? Experiencing one or more of the following feelings or behaviors can be an early warning sign of a problem:


  • Eating or sleeping too much or too little
  • Pulling away from people and usual activities
  • Having low or no energy
  • Feeling numb or like nothing matters
  • Having unexplained aches and pains
  • Feeling helpless or hopeless
  • Smoking, drinking, or using drugs more than usual
  • Feeling unusually confused, forgetful, on edge, angry, upset, worried, or scared
  • Yelling or fighting with family and friends
  • Experiencing severe mood swings that cause problems in relationships
  • Having persistent thoughts and memories you can’t get out of your head
  • Hearing voices or believing things that are not true
  • Thinking of harming yourself or others
  • Inability to perform daily tasks like taking care of your kids or getting to work or school


Positive mental health allows people to:


  • Realize their full potential

  • Cope with the stresses of life

  • Work productively

  • Make meaningful contributions to their communities


Ways to maintain positive mental health include:


  • Getting professional help if you need it
  • Connecting with others

  • Staying positive

  • Getting physically active

  • Helping others

  • Getting enough sleep

  • Developing coping skills


YOUR MENTAL HEALTH