Maintaining good mental health can be hard when life presents so many challenges. Visit Caroline Browne, LCSW, at Kente Therapy Space LCSW PLLC, in Yonkers, New York, if you experience depression, anxiety, or other mental health disorders. Caroline’s expertise in Gestalt therapy and interpersonal communication can improve your psychological well-being for a better quality of life. Call Kente Therapy Space today or schedule a consultation online to benefit from expert mental health care.
Mental health covers all aspects of your psychological and emotional well-being — your thoughts, behaviors, and feelings. Good mental health is as vital as good physical health; the two are closely linked. But having mental health problems can be more challenging for many people to accept.
Common mental illnesses include:
In addition to defined psychiatric conditions like these, many people struggle with significant events in their life, for example, experiencing grief when someone they love dies, difficulty coping with chronic pain or severe illness, getting over relationship breakdowns, and moving on from a job loss.
Mental illnesses affect how your brain works, changing your thoughts and emotions. If you have depression, you’ll likely experience intense sadness, self-loathing, and despair. If you have an anxiety disorder, the primary emotions are worry, stress, and fear.
Bipolar disorder causes severe mood swings. You continually shift from depression to mania (hyperactivity and overexcitement) and back again. Serious and persistent mental health disorders can result in challenges in functioning and require comprehensive care and treatment.
The symptoms you develop with a mental health problem differ depending on your condition and how severe it is. Symptoms can also vary in how they affect different people.
For example, some people with depression lose their appetite while others eat more. Some have insomnia (difficulty sleeping), and others develop hypersomnia (sleeping far more).
For most people, medication and psychotherapy (talk therapy) offer the best results for depression and anxiety. Antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs take various forms, and finding the medication and dose that works for you can take time. This is especially true if you have both conditions.
Kente Therapy Space specializes in using therapy to help people with depression and anxiety. Caroline is a highly skilled clinical social worker who uses Gestalt therapy. This approach focuses on the present rather than the past, helping to increase personal growth and improve your awareness and self-direction.
Caroline also supports her patients' interpersonal development and communication skills. Improved communication enhances relationships and boosts mental health and psychological well-being.
Call Kente Therapy Space today or book an appointment online for outstanding mental health care delivered with compassion.