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When does something you like become an addiction? When it has priority over everything and everyone else.
Addiction is a sinister disease. It takes control of your life, monopolizes your time, and becomes the focus of your every day and night. Addiction destroys friendships, relationships, family bonds, and yourself. Without help addiction becomes the only thing you have, and you spend all of your time, money and energy to keep it alive.
Therapy Help Center has worked with hundreds of addicts and can help you get sober, stay clean, and discover the triggers that cause your addiction. We are uniquely qualified to assist addicts. We can show you how to stay sober and teach you how to build healthy relationships that support your positive growth. Take the first step toward an addiction-free life and talk with us today about how we can help you overcome your addiction and stay sober.
Depression is the overwhelming feeling that things will never get better, that there is no hope. All of us experience lows in our life, but depression is a feeling that does not improve over time. It grows worse and more consuming of your life. It is easy to do nothing when you are overwhelmed by depression, to allow yourself to feel worse with each passing day, week, and month.
You can stop depression. There is hope! Depression is treatable. Take the first step forward, talk with us about how we can help you overcome your depression and improve your life.
Occasional feelings of anxiety are a normal and healthy response to challenges we face. It prepares us for situations where our skills are tested, our fortitude questioned. Constant anxiety, however, is not normal. When the feeling of being anxious is constant it can overwhelm the focus of our daily lives, stress us mentally, and take a physical toll on our bodies. Constant anxiety puts us in an always-on state of vigilance and fear. This unhealthy state requires the mind and body to devote a majority of energy toward maintaining this state, subverting normal mental and physical activities and causing stress to our bodies.
You do not have to live in a state of anxiety. Anxiety is treatable. Read about how anxiety can be managed through therapy in our Success Stories post titled Consider Amnesia. Take the first step forward and contact us today. We can help you overcome anxiety and improve your life.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) occurs after severe trauma, human tragedy, or mental, sexual, or physical abuse. PTSD is a survival mechanism where the emotional state of a person who experiences severe trauma becomes stuck in a state of hypervigilance, unable to stop their extreme fear, anxiety, or deep emotional state. This state is triggered by sounds, events, or the presence (real or imagined) of an aggressor that recalls the traumatic event. Persons with PTSD have no control over their reactions and are not easily removed from this emotional state.
PTSD is commonly associated with persons returning from war. However, this condition can also occur to those in serious accidents, near-death experiences, physical, mental or sexual abuse, severe emotional trauma, and extended periods in unfamiliar conditions (such as those working with charities in rural areas of foreign countries). The emotional trauma of PTSD can be years-old, but feel as if it happened hours ago. PTSD remains powerful because our emotions know no time, and what happened ten years ago can feel as fresh and new as yesterday. In our Success Stories post titled Know No Time, you can read more about the effects that PTSD and past trauma have on our current emotions.
PTSD is a treatable condition. Therapy can help move you past the emotional states of hypervigilance, depression, fear, anxiety, and into a state where you can enjoy life again. Take the first step forward. Talk with us about how we can help you overcome the effects of PTSD.
Chronic illnesses have a detrimental effect on physical health, and an equally negative effect on mental health. Chronic illnesses are long-term, incurable, non-lethal illnesses that require maintenance and care over years or a lifetime. Examples of chronic illness are HIV, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, stroke, heart disease, epilepsy and multiple sclerosis. With proper care people can live long lives with chronic illnesses, but there is often an emotional and mental health impact to these diseases.
Chronic illness may be seen by some as incurable, never to go away, always a problem to be dealt with. This can lead to feelings of overwhelming stress, anxiety and fear about illness and the future. These mental health issues can make the physical illnesses worse, increasing their duration, or severity, and adding to the emotional toll. Chronic illnesses are treatable, and so are the emotional issues that accompany them.
Chronic illness does not have to have precedent over your mental state and emotions. Psychotherapy can put illnesses into appropriate perspectives, alleviating the stress, anxiety and fear of the future that comes with these diseases. We can help. Contact us today and make an appointment to discuss how we can work together to improve your life and mental health.
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Palliative care focuses on improving the quality of life during serious illness. While medical doctors work to mediate and treat the illness through medicine, surgery, or rehabilitative care, palliative care focuses on your emotional and mental well-being. This form of care recognizes that the mind and body are not mutually exclusive, but function as one entity.
Palliative care is available for those dealing with serious short or long-term illness. We can work with you and your doctors to insure that your mental and emotional health receive the same healing measures as your body. Palliative care is available as a planned partnership for major medical events (such as surgery or chemotherapy), or on an emergency basis for events such as stroke, heart attack, or accidents.
If you wish to plan palliative care please contact our office so that we can create a custom therapy plan based on your needs. If someone you care about requires emergency palliative care please call our office and we will do our best to respond quickly.