You might be asking yourself some BIG questions about your mental health right now, like:
“Is there something wrong with me?”
“What is wrong with me?”
Maybe you’ve gotten down to a certain thing you struggle with and are asking something more like:
“Why are things hard for me that seem easier for others?”
“Is it me, or them?”
“Why can’t I just be happy?”
Why can’t I just relax?”
You wonder why you always end up in relationships that are unhealthy or even abusive. Your assumption is there must be something wrong with you.
You are desperate for answers and don’t know where to find them. You’ve considered talking to your doctor, but don’t want to burden them with your “issues” and aren’t sure how it would help anyways. You don’t just want a diagnosis thrown at you. And you aren’t sure if you need medication yet.
You are worried that you will never find the answers you are looking for. Worse, without answers you are terrified you will never be able to tackle your problems and feel better. Who is going to take the time to get to really understand you and your experiences? You are holding onto hope that someone out there can help you find some relief.
I love helping people with exactly these worries.
You are definitely not the only person struggling with questions and thoughts like those above. Together we can figure out together exactly why you are having trouble through an interview, questionnaires, and - depending on your concerns, some in-office psychological testing. I like to try to get the perspective of someone else who knows you well too, with your permission. Your answer might be a diagnosis or it might be understanding that you are having a really “normal” reaction to something really crappy. Regardless, based upon the results I’ll give you information and recommendations tailored specifically for you.
You might be wondering if all this is really needed, or really worth it.
I’ve found that if you are worried about yourself, a thorough evaluation really helps to calm your fears. Think about it for a minute - if you went to counseling would you be convinced they were treating the “right” thing or really helping? If your doctor prescribed you some medication would you delay taking it because you aren’t sure that is really what you need right now? Would answers from an evaluation help you take those next steps toward feeling better?
People who have done evaluations with me have been able to make quick progress in therapy, feel more comfortable talking to their doctor about medicine, identify other treatments, and find solutions to some of their problems.
Are you ready for some answers, understanding, and a plan moving forward? Click here to schedule a free consultation call.
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