Millions of people in the United States live with symptoms of a mental illness. Research shows that about one in five American adults will meet the criteria for a mental illness in a given year, and almost half will experience a mental illness in their lifetime. Mental illness is very common and treatable with medication and an individual therapy program, but most people do not get the help they need.
If you are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depressions, bipolar disorder, or any other mental health condition, you do not have to manage them on your own. Mental health therapy is an effective way to learn about your condition and get the skills and support you need to manage it.
If you or someone you love needs the support of a mental health therapy program, please reach out to the staff at the Atlanta Center for Mental Health. We offer programs designed to empower and educate people to manage their mental health and live the life they choose. Call 833.625.0458 or fill out an online intake form here.
What Is Mental Health Therapy?
In individual therapy sessions, people meet with a trained, licensed therapist to talk about situations or problems that impact their ability to function. The sessions are confidential, and people can share their thoughts and concerns in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Together, the therapist and client work to develop better coping skills, identify strengths and increase the client’s self-awareness and confidence. People may choose to begin an individual therapy program during certain circumstances, including:
- New or increased sadness or anxiety
- Traumatic event, such as the end of a relationship or death of a loved one
- Work-related problems
- Relationship issues
- Substance abuse
- Major changes in life, such as losing a job or moving to a new place
Talking to a therapist does not make the problems disappear but instead gives people the tools and clarity they need to manage their emotional responses. This can lead to less stress, better relationships, and an improvement in overall wellbeing.
What Are the Benefits of Mental Health Therapy?
People who participate in mental health therapy learn how to identify and correct patterns of thought and behavior that can lead to unwanted consequences. They gain skills to cope with stress and change and get tools that can help them thrive despite challenges and setbacks. The benefits of therapy also include:
- Increasing your circle of support
- Getting to know yourself more deeply
- Recognizing the cause of symptoms of mental illness
- Increased ability to manage your emotions
- Motivation to make lifestyle changes
Learning more about the habits, thoughts, and patterns that lead to destructive behavior can help you make positive changes that result in feeling better. Having a safe place to share your feelings and thoughts can be comforting. We understand that trust doesn’t develop overnight, so our therapists work to build trust over time. If mental health concerns are holding you back, finding the right therapist can make a big difference in your recovery.
Learn More About Mental Health Therapy at the Atlanta Center for Mental Health
If you or someone you love requires mental health therapy, please reach out to the Atlanta Center for Mental Health staff. We provide a range of programs to help people manage the symptoms of their mental illness and live full, healthy lives. In addition to individual therapy, we offer:
- A residential treatment center
- Depression and anxiety treatment
- PTSD treatment
- Dual diagnosis treatment program
If you are ready to take the first step towards better mental health, we will walk the rest of the way with you. Call 833.625.0458 or fill out an online intake form here.