More than a quarter of American adults experience depression, anxiety, or another type of mental disorder in any given year, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Others experience problems coping with a range of life issues, including relationships, stress, job loss, or the death of a loved one. Still more have issues with substance abuse.
All of these problems have the potential to become debilitating unless people have solid coping strategies to deal with them or methods to stop behavior that is harmful to themselves or others.
Often, psychotherapy offers that help. Psychotherapy is a way to treat mental health issues by educating patients about the biological, psychological, and social factors that affect their mental well-being. It provides them with tools to better manage their own thoughts and feelings.
Often referred to as ‘talk therapy,’ it can be done on an individual basis, in a family format, or in group therapy. Whatever the setting, you and your therapeutic counselor will engage in a dialogue about your problems and how to fix them. With an effective therapist, science shows that psychotherapy even works in the long-term to treat many mental health issues, and its results are more enduring than medication, according to the American Psychological Association (APA).
Who could benefit from Psychotherapy?
According to the APA, there are several signs that show you could benefit from psychotherapy:
- You feel an overwhelming, prolonged sense of helplessness and sadness.
- Your problems don't seem to get better despite your efforts and help from family and friends.
- You find it difficult to concentrate on work assignments or to carry out other everyday activities.
- You worry excessively, expect the worst, or are constantly on edge.
- Your actions, such as drinking too much alcohol, using drugs or being aggressive, are harming you or others.
At Advantage Mental Health Center, we provide a safe, empathic and confidential environment that will assist you in coping with life's greatest challenges. We specialize in working with alcoholism, addictions, and recovery issues. Additionally, we work with mental health issues, trauma, and relationship difficulties.
We use several therapeutic approaches, including cognitive-behavioral, strengths-based, and dialectical behavioral techniques. Our mission is to provide quality mental health services so you feel comfortable to heal, improve, and change what you can through psychotherapy. Each client has unique needs, and therefore treatment will be tailored to meet those needs. Sessions are specific, detailed, and structured.
Advantage Mental Health has several counselors on staff who are experts in a wide range of specialties. If you’re feeling disconnected from your loved ones because of trauma, suffering from an addiction, or are concerned about your overall mental health, contact us today to discuss your needs and schedule an evaluation with one of our trained therapists.