Depression is more than just sadness. It’s the disorder that can range from situational to clinical with treatments for the most severe cases. Everyone is affected by depression differently and therefore therapy treatment can also range from cognitive behavioral therapy and lifestyle changes to group therapy and peer support. If you’re struggling due to a situation like a relationship issue or if you don’t have an underlying medical reason for depression, talk therapy can teach you skills that prevent depression from returning.
Eating disorders are a serious condition that’s related to eating behaviors that negatively impact health, lifestyle, and relationships. The most common eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating. DBT, CBT, ACT, family therapy, and nutritional therapy are different approaches for treating eating disorders. If you’re struggling with eating behaviors that impact your life, talk therapy is an effective treatment. Meredith is a certified eating disorders coach and writes a blog about recovery from eating disorders.
Substance abuse is the use of psychoactive substances that include drugs and alcohol. Substance abuse and mental health disorders are closely linked making talk therapy an effective treatment. Typically, drugs and alcohol are used to self-medicate symptoms of depression and anxiety. If you’re abusing drugs and/or alcohol, cognitive behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, and DBT can be helpful treatments.
Anxiety is your body’s natural response to stress. Starting a new job or going off to college can create anxiety. Anxiety disorders, on the other hand, are categorized as extreme fear or worry that can cause panic attacks, anxiety attacks, agoraphobia, social anxiety, and so on. Talk therapy can be helpful if you’re anxious about a life transition and it can be helpful if you’re struggling beyond your control.
ADHD is a chronic condition marked by persistent inattention, hyperactivity, and sometimes impulsivity. ADHD is treated with behavior modification therapy, which is known to be a successful treatment for children and adults. If you or someone in your family is taking medication, talk therapy can be a supplemental co-treatment and may help reduce the dosage of the medication.
Self-esteem is a huge contributor to overall well-being. Low self-esteem can lead to feelings of shame, inadequacy, and negative self-talk. Overcoming low-self esteem is crucial in leading a fulfilling life. Self-esteem can affect children and adults of all ages. In therapy, you learn mindfulness techniques, challenging negative self-talk, reframing your thoughts, and setting goals to reach a higher esteem.
Life transitions are periods that involve lifestyle changes. Going off to college, starting a new career, getting divorced, moving out of state are examples of life transitions. If you’re going through a change and in the process of reevaluating your life, talk therapy can help.
We provide mental healthy services for those as young as three years old! We use evidence-based treatment to help children and their families dealing with the following issues: anxiety, depression, emotional/behavioral dysregulation, self-esteem, self-care, school problems, bullying, ADHD and parenting.
Parenting therapy or parent training is for families whose children have been diagnosed with behavioral or mental disorders. Good parenting is subjective and we teach you how to create an environment that’s suitable for your child’s needs. If you’re struggling with a troubled child, talk therapy can be your next step.
Mood disorders are a serious change in your mood that cause a disruption to your daily activities. Mood disorders are recognized as depression, dysthymic disorder, and bipolar disorder. If your mood is inconsistent with periods of depression and periods of mania, it’s time to seek treatment. Talk therapy is a co-treatment in addition to any medication that may be available for you.
Self-Harm & Suicidal Ideation
Self-harm can be described as a preoccupation as hurting oneself with or without suicidal intent. The most common types of self-harm are: cutting, scratching, burning, carving, and hitting oneself. Suicidal ideation is thinking about suicide, considering committing suicide, fantasizing about suicide, and even planning a detailed suicide. If you’re struggling with self-harm and/or suicide ideation, therapy should be your next step in successfully overcoming your pain.