Psychotherapy provides mental health treatment through psychological means rather than medical. Mindfulness is the act of having awareness of the now without judging. It promotes an ability to bring calmness and peace when practiced consistently. Combining the two creates an amazing treatment plan and helps the healing process to intensify.
The ability to function as a living being successfully can be interrupted by ever changing life events provoked by trauma, depression, grief and loss. Connecting the mind and body, then converting it into actions that promote change, brings about lasting life connections. This can be done with the help of psychotherapy.
Transitioning from the living condition into the presence of pureness (however, you define it) can evoke fear of the unknown. Not knowing what happens next may spark questions that can be left unanswered. Processing through these concerns, whether you are the one at the end-of-life stage or someone you love, can bring the connections needed to live out the duration of your/their life peacefully.
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence based methodized therapy, used to treat trauma. There are 8 phases to this treatment which have been proven highly effective. If you are interested in trying something new, consider EMDR.
Somatic experiencing is a body-oriented therapeutic model and method of therapy used for treating trauma and stressor-related disorders like PTSD. The primary goal of SE is to modify the trauma-related stress response through bottom-up processing.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a treatment that was initially created for people with chronic pain and/or illness. This has evolved over the years and is effective in treatment most things, including depression, anxiety, and more.
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is similar, only it has components of Cognitive Therapy making it an evidence-based method. Both include the practice of mindfulness and meditation.
helps you to identify how your thoughts, feelings and actions are connected. With this method, clients learn how to process each and change the outcomes of their lives for the better.
Solution-Focused is a form of brief therapy used to help clients find solutions to the present issues they may be facing. There is no processing of past events, unless, they are helpful in finding current solutions.
specifically focuses on life events that have caused the grieving process, most often the loss of a loved one, beloved pet, relationship, job, home, identity, health, youth and more. Working through the difficulties of these occurrences challenging, yet healing.
This ia a non-religious group that welcomes all faiths.
Trauma can be directly or indirectly experienced as an adult or in childhood. Trauma can be caused by a single or multiple negative events having never been acknowledged or healed. It remains that unresolved trauma experienced as a child or adult, interrupts mental and emotional growth. Psychotherapy and mindfulness can help to reduce the symptoms.
Anxiety can create feelings of uneasiness, fear, stress, and tension in the body. Lack of concentration and attention can oftentimes be mistaken for symptoms of ADHD, however, anxiety may be the culprit. There are many reasons anxiety can surface, both good and bad, and psychotherapy and mindfulness are great treatment methods in reducing symptoms.
Depression and other mood disorders can deplete your energy, leave you feeling empty, hopeless, helpless, take away your interest in daily life activities, and more. Psychotherapy, and in some cases combined with medication, can help with treating the symptoms mentioned above allowing you to live a more fulfilling, and balance life.
Grieving is a very natural process which occurs when experiencing or anticipating a loss. Depending on the severity of this loss a presentation of complex grief may prohibit you or a loved one from healing. Everyone has a unique and self-designated time in their healing journey. Psychotherapy helps clients process through the pain, moving into a healing pattern at their own pace.
Addiction can present itself through substance use, alcohol use, sex, gambling, food, shopping, and can manifest as a result of unresolved and unprocessed trauma, emotions, and more. Psychotherapy can assist in the reduction of symptoms leading to addictive behaviors, provide understanding around addiction as a "brain disease", offer motivation for change, and strength to recover.
MLC specializes in oncology and dialysis but welcomes any person given an acute, chronic, and/or terminal diagnosis to reach out for therapeutic supports and services. Coping alone can bring about mental stress. Processing the shock, disbelief, confusion, and pain of being told you have a health or life altering illness, can provide much relief and support.
Unfortunately, we live in a time whereas racial disparities, inequities, and divides still exist. Regarding racism, it can and has caused trauma, anxiety, depression, and upset in the lives of Blacks/African Americans for over 400 years. There are instances that lead to situational depression, more easily noticed by the increase in mental health symptoms caused by racial tensions. Dr. Joy DeGruy authors a book entitled, "Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome (PTSS)". It speaks to the many issues that trigger trauma in Blacks/African Americans that stem from generational patterns caused by the enslavement of their ancestors, confirming the epigenetic component in which trauma is transferred throughout generations. With this, psychotherapy can help to provide tools to cope, and manage the symptoms manifested by the stresses of everyday microaggressions, and more seriously, the unjust killings, that are faced by Black/African American people today. #BlackMentalHealthMatters
Disparities exist for individuals whose sexual orientation, gender, non-gender identifying role, and more, differ from mainstream society. Our LGBTQIA+ family has had to fight for the same rights that said heterosexuals receive, no questions asked. Many of the hate crimes and discrimination practices committed against this population has provoked in them symptoms of trauma, anxiety and fear. I have proudly used psychotherapy to help many LGBTQIA+ clients reduce such symptoms and will continue to stand in their support for equality. #DiversedMentalHealthMatters
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