There are a lot of different types of mental health challenges that people can face, and the professionally qualified therapists and counselors at Wyandot Counseling Associates help overcome those challenges. But what is mental health and the kinds of therapy available?
Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. You may have trouble doing normal day-to-day activities, lose interest in things you used to find enjoyable and you may sometimes feel as if life isn't worth living.
More than just a bout of the blues, depression isn't a weakness and you can't simply "snap out" of it. Depression is treatable with counseling support. If you're feeling low, lacking in energy and motivation, withdrawn, helpless or hopeless then you may be suffering from depression. Talking to a therapist could really help.
Addiction is a brain-based illness that some people develop while others don't. If you have it, it is vital that you get help.
Once you're addicted to something, your brain needs more of it to achieve the same feel-good boost. This creates a destructive cycle that becomes increasingly dangerous over time. Therapy can help break that cycle and enable you to regain control of your life.
If you feel overwhelmed and constantly worried or on edge, you might be stressed. Everyone can experience stress as a reaction to life's challenges, but prolonged stress can lead to serious illness. Therapy aids clients in identifying positive life changes that will reduce stressors and help develop healthy coping skills.
Do you feel overly tense, hyper vigilant and apprehensive, perhaps with feelings of panic, obsessions or compulsions? You may suffer from anxiety.
If feelings of worry, nervousness and dread return again and again and are debilitating to your general well-being and everyday functioning, you may benefit from anxiety management treatment.
Relationships are important for our mental health, but sometimes they can be the source of our emotional distress. Whether it’s a romantic relationship, friendship, coworker conflict or family troubles, having these important bonds strained can seriously affect your happiness.
Relationship issues could be rooted in yourself, the other person or the dynamics between you. Talking to an impartial person - such as a therapist - could help resolve this.
Is counseling for you?
We offer many different services, including:
- Individual Counseling
- Group Counseling
- Marriage Counseling
- Family Counseling
- School Based Counseling
- EAP Services
Our services page has more information on what we offer.