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Mental health disorders, more commonly known as mental illness, refer to several conditions that can affect thoughts, mood and behavior.
Just about everyone experiences time periods when they are feeling down, anxious or out of control. Sometimes these are brought on by life events, such as the death of a loved one, a job loss, another health concern or family and relational stress.
When these feelings are on going, causing unmanageable stress and affecting your ability to get through the day, then mental health therapy in Apollo Beach and Orlando, FL can help. Mental illness often can be treated with a combination of talk therapy and medication.
We address a wide range of mental health issues, including:
There is overlap among the different signs and symptoms of mental illness, so having one does not necessarily point to a specific disorder. However, some common signs and symptoms are:
The general term for the type of treatment our clinicians practice is psychotherapy. During a psychotherapy session, you and your mental health counselor in Apollo Beach and/or Orlando will talk about your thoughts, emotions and behaviors. You’ll learn about healthy coping skills that will help you regain control of your life and respond to challenges appropriately.
There are several types of psychotherapy. One of the most commonly used is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT. With CBT, you and your therapist will identify negative thoughts that lead to unwanted feelings and behaviors. Then, you’ll replace the negativity with healthy, positive thinking.
Other types of psychotherapy are acceptance and commitment therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy and supportive therapy. The type of therapy recommended for you will depend on your unique situation.
Needless to say, there is not a one-size-fits-all answer to this question. Your unique circumstances and family dynamics will determine how many sessions are necessary. Once your therapist has met with you and become familiar with your situation, she may be able to give you a rough estimate, but that could change as you and your family progress through counseling. Some families need only a few months of therapy while others may require much longer. In either case the objective is always the same—helping you build the life you want for yourself and your family.
We listen to what concerns you to offer guidance and support for circumstances that are challenging to change. We help you to explore, transform and heal. We care about your needs and we want to walk alongside you on your journey of change, today.