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MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING

What is Mental Health Therapy?

Mental Health Therapy is the process through which mental health problems are treated by consulting a psychiatrist, psychologist or other mental health provider, otherwise known as psychotherapist or mental health therapist. There are many different therapy approaches to Mental Health Therapy such as CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), psychodynamics, relational, family systems, solution-focus and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing). These therapy approaches help the client change their way of thinking, release painful emotions, heal trauma, or develop positive coping skills. Mental Health Therapy is essentially a process of self-discovery and growth in order to have a happier life.

How does Mental Health Therapy Work?

The therapist and the client work together to resolve the client matters. The therapist might suggest certain approaches based on their clinical experiences, but the client can decide what form of therapy is used in their sessions. It is a collaborative process to promote the client's understanding of self-growth. The ultimate goal is always the client's happiness and improving their quality of life. Different approaches may be used to help the client release painful emotions, gain insights, heal trauma, develop positive coping skills, etc.

Is Mental Health Therapy Safe?

Mental Health Therapy is very safe. The client will never be forced to do anything they do not wish to do. Our therapists ensure the client is ready for each of their sessions before proceeding. Our therapists also keep track of our client's progress throughout the therapy. Clientsare welcome express any concerns regarding the approach used in therapy and can stop the process when they are uncomfortable. The client may get very emotional or the symptoms may get worse temporarily, but these are simply side effects of the process of healing.

Does Mental Health Therapy treat certain conditions?

Mental Health Therapy can treat various conditions such as depression, anxiety, or trauma, but more severe conditionssuch as Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, ADHD, etc. might need medication managementalong with therapy. If the client has serious substance abuse problems, they mayneed to receive a chemical dependency treatment before beginning therapy. It is important that the clientis ready for therapy and willing to work on theirmatters. Nobody can force anyone to be in therapy unless the person is court-ordered.

What is Mental Health Therapy Like?

The client will receive an intake assessment first, in which the therapist will ask various questions regarding the individual’s mental health history, current symptoms/issues and background, amongst various related topics. The therapist will thengive recommendations based on the assessment andwill ask the client if they would like to receive therapy or not. If the client wishes to receive therapy, the next appointment will be made. Depending on the person's condition, therapy sessions can be weekly orbi-weekly. In most cases, the client comes in weekly and begins working on matterstheywould like to resolve with the therapist.