About Mental Health Treatment At Mindset Therapy There are many treatment options for mental health symptoms and disorders. The type of treatment and service you use depends on your symptoms, severity of the condition, and your preferences. Seeking professional help for areas in your life that are difficult, or for mental health symptoms you cannot manage, is not and should never be seen as a sign of weakness. Knowing areas in which you need improvement and seeking assistance is a sign of strength. When there is a physical injury, people don’t hesitate see the doctor to learn how to get back to wellness. This same confidence in seeking professional guidance should also occur in the world of mental health. However, seeking help for mental health related concerns can be difficult, and making the call to schedule an appointment is often the hardest hurdle to overcome.Recognizing you have a support network, and that your symptoms are treatable, is important to remember as you make that step to scheduling your mental health appointment.
Mental Health Symptoms
Mental health symptoms can be far-reaching. Feeling depressed or anxious is more than just a mood–these emotions can also impact the way you physically function and change the way you think and see the world. Prolonged exposure to mental illness can lead to physical complaints such as weight loss/gain, being fatigued, decreased ability to fight off infections and illness, high blood pressure, nausea, and countless other conditions. Mental illness can also worsen the pain experience from an injury. When someone is experiencing mental illness, their way of viewing the world can also change. How you think about situations and interpret your environment goes through the filter of your mental illness.
Treating mental illness is not about “feeling better” or “getting over it”. It touches every part of your life and can become a downward spiral that worsen in the absence of professional help.
What to Expect When seeking mental health services, find a provider that will be the best fit for you. Discuss with the provider what treatment techniques they use and whether they use a specific type of treatment that has been approved for treating your specific symptoms. If Mindset Therapy is the right fit for you. You will have the ability to unlimitedly message your counselor and have access to video/phone calls. During your first appointment, you and your therapist will discuss what brought you into treatment and what you hope to improve through treatment. The first session is mainly information gathering so that the therapist has a good understanding of what your presenting issues are. You will discuss your symptoms, how long you have had them, and how they impact your life. It is important to be open and honest with your therapist so they can appropriately understand what you are experiencing. After the therapist has an understanding of the issues you have identified, you will work together to develop a treatment plan. A treatment plan is what guides the treatment and your way of knowing whether you are making progress. The therapist is the expert on mental illness and treatment options, but you are the expert on you. It is important to be an active participant of the process. Once the treatment plan is developed, you will begin the treatment action plan. Messaging is unlimited and most video/phone appointments are weekly. The length of time you are in treatment depends on the issues you have identified and how involved you are in the treatment process. If you are actively engaged in the treatment process, you can see significant changes in a relatively short time for most conditions. Therapy doesn’t need to take years for you to get better. Additionally, it is not always necessary to talk about your childhood or your past to successfully complete treatment. Many treatments used by Mindset Therapy look at your present functioning and do not focus on your past. Looking at your past may be a component of your treatment, but that will be decided between you and your therapist.