Since there is often overlap between mental health and medical symptoms, it is recommended to consult with medical and mental health professionals on options for care.
Family and friends may be become quite involved in one’s rituals. When an individual is confronted on their behaviors, the range of experiences can include anxiety, panic attacks, disgust, and feelings of unsettledness. The time spent on compulsions are time consuming or cause significant distress. Avoidance of situations, disruption or delay of plans, and distress within relationships are a few examples.
Anxiety comes in many forms, impacting people of all ages, background, and abilities. Did you know that anxiety disorders are the most common mental health concern in the United States? Over 40 million adults in the U.S. (19.1%) have an anxiety disorder and approximately 7% of children (ages 3-17) struggle with anxiety.
For those who started therapy at the beginning of the New Year, you will be approaching the 3-month goal check in period. How would you rate your progress?
Consider the source of information. In a society where we are inundated with information from the media, including all the advice from anyone with an opinion to share, it can be hard to know what to do. Google search has become a best friend, although it can quickly lead one down a “rabbit hole.” (Especially when already is experiencing anxiety, fear, or doubt!)
Self-esteem, self-worth, self-love, and self-confidence—these are all areas that are impacted by the messages that we receive from others [and ourselves]. These are also common areas that individuals seek to work on in therapy.
As an elementary age child, I remember making Valentine’s Day mailboxes out of Kleenex boxes. It was fun to give and receive valentine messages along with special treats like candies and pencils.
I’ll admit it. I am not a huge football fan, but for some reason, I get excited about the Super Bowl. Whether it is cheering on your favorite team, watching the commercials, enjoying the half-time show, or eating your favorite munchies, there are a number of great reasons why the super-bowl-matters. Did you know that there are actually mental health benefits of being a diehard-sports-fan? In addition there are some great social aspects. Check out these five awesome benefits:
If you are considering therapy for the first time, good for you! I am excited that you are contemplating therapy as your next step for the New Year. Seeking therapy for the first time is an important decision and there are some important things to take into consideration. Consider what you are seeking from a mental health provider. When it comes to mental health, you do not need to go through difficult times alone. Therapists comes from a variety of educational backgrounds, range in clinical experience and licensure, vary in theoretical orientations, approaches, and specialty.