Mental Health

Mental Health Services located in Jacksonville, FL
Mental Health

Mental Health services offered in Jacksonville, FL

Good mental health is essential for a happy, fulfilling life, but psychological disorders are a widespread problem. If you develop symptoms of emotional distress, contact the Heath Counseling and Consultation Services team in Jacksonville, Florida. Their counselors have all the experience and skills necessary to help you overcome the challenges of depression, anxiety, and many other mental health disorders. Call the office today for more information, or book an in-person or telehealth appointment online.

Mental Health Q&A

What is mental health?

Mental health focuses on your thought processes and emotional well-being. The causes of some mental health problems are physiological, such as imbalances in your brain chemicals or brain damage. Others stem from psychological causes, including traumatic experiences and learned behaviors that affect how you think.

There are close links between your physical and mental health. Physical disorders like diabetes and hypothyroidism can cause problems such as poor memory, confusion, and depression. Likewise, mental health conditions often cause poor physical health, affect the quality of your sleep and diet, and lead to substance misuse.

What kinds of mental health problems could affect me?

Mental health problems take numerous forms. Some conditions the Heath Counseling and Consultation Services team often sees include:

  • Depression (major depressive disorder)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
  • Dysthymia (persistent depressive disorder)
  • Trauma and PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Substance use disorder
  • Personality disorders
  • Eating disorders

In addition to these mental health disorders, people often face challenges in their lives that cause emotional upheaval. Grief and loss, relationship breakdowns, changes in the family (like new step-children), long-term health problems, and chronic stress can all affect your mental health.

The experienced therapists and counselors at Heath Counseling and Consultation Services offer expert treatment for all these problems, personalized to your needs.

How are mental health problems treated?

The two primary treatments for mental health disorders are therapy and medication.

Talk therapies use varying approaches to aid your recovery from mental health problems. For example, individual psychotherapy helps you understand the issues that made you more vulnerable to a mental health condition and work through them.

Other methods, like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), focus on helping you cope with daily life better. CBT enables you to identify harmful or flawed thoughts and challenge them, then replace them with healthier ones.

Medicines like antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs help rebalance the chemicals in your brain. They’re especially useful for patients with moderate to severe conditions, helping ease the most severe symptoms so you can benefit from talk therapy.

Call the office today or book an appointment online to find out how the Heath Counseling and Consultation Services team’s compassionate therapists can help with your mental health problems.