Mental Health

counseling St. LouisThere are a number of types of things a mental health professional can help you with. On a number of occasions, very many of us find ourselves in situations which are neither desirable nor to our liking. It is not necessarily our own doing either. However, we continue to face those situations, problems, discomforts, inconveniences and sometimes even illnesses. Though the concerned individual is the first victim, the people who are around him at home, at workplace and who interact with him on a regular basis also often feel the pain of that person and sometimes, they too suffer in the process. More often than not, such situations are not capable of being measured in numerical terms on a given scale.

In situations such as above, a mental health professional can be of immense help. Let us examine this issue in some details here.

There are many types of Mental Health Professionals. Broadly speaking, there are mental health professionals who have medical qualifications with specializations and related experience. Such professionals often prescribe medicines for treating the ailments or diseases. On the other hand, there are others who are not medically qualified, though many of them have done their doctorates and specializations and are practicing as expert medical health professionals. The former category includes Psychiatrists while Psychologists would generally fall in the latter category.

St. Louis Counseling – Therapists Phone Number  Location  Tag
 Bridgeway  636-224-1000  St Charles  Counseling
 Castlewood Treatment Center  314-822-8938  West County  Eating Disorders
 CenterPointe Hospital  800-345-5407  St. Charles  Addiction, Mental Health
 Counseling Hypnotherapy  314-731-7667  St Louis County  Weight Loss, Quit Smoking
 JBF Therapy & Coaching  314-283-6254  West County  St. Louis Counseling
 Lindsey Walden, MA, LPC  314-485-4189  Central County  St. Louis Therapist
 Midwest Institute for Addiction  314-569-2253  West County  Addiction Counseling
 NCADA  314-962-3456  St. Louis County  Alcohol – Drug Rehab
 Psychotherapy St. Louis  314-863-9990  West County  Psychotherapy
 St. Louis Addiction Counseling  314-677-7808  Central County  Addiction Counseling

Some of the commonly known mental health professionals are as under:

Psychiatrists

Clinical Psychologists

School Psychologists

Licensed Professional Counselors

Mental Health Counselors and

Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors

As the common everyday stress is increasing at a fast pace with every passing day, so is the role of a mental health professional increasing in the common man’s life. Seeking help from a mental health professional is of paramount importance as neglecting a medical condition for long can have its own repercussions. Some of the things a mental health professional can help you with are discussed below.

1. Excessive distress

All of us invariably face distress in our day-to-day lives in varying degrees. Feelings of unexplained sadness, fear, helplessness, irritability, anxiety, anger and confusion fall in the category of distress or distressful situations. While it may not be possible to completely avoid such situations, their intensity and frequency will determine if it’s a border line case that calls for a consultation with a mental health professional to prevent the situation from worsening.

2. Difficulties in normal functioning

Tell-tale signs that it’s time to approach a mental health professional may include the following situations:

Finding it difficult to complete normal activities.

Difficulties in interacting with friends and strangers.

Damage caused to some valuable relationships such as family and friends.

Avoiding situations because of built-up anxiety levels.

Alcohol or drug use interfering with academic or other performance.

3. Psychotherapy

Talking about your problems with a mental health professional is called psychotherapy. Individual sessions as well as those for couples and family sessions are common forms of psychotherapy. Treatment may be short term or long term lasting many sessions.

In addition to the above mentioned situations, a mental health professional can also help you in case of suicidal tendencies, depression, dementia, alcohol or drug abuse and many other conditions.

Missouri Department of Mental Health