There are many types of individual treatment for mental illness. Psychotherapy, also known as counseling or talk therapy, is the therapeutic treatment of mental illness provided by a trained mental health professional. Psychotherapy is a collaborative process that seeks to facilitate change and improve one’s quality of life by exploring feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. Oftentimes, medication is used in combination with psychotherapy as this has been found to be the most effective way to promote healing and recovery.
If you, or someone you know experiences feelings of depression, anxiety, anger or other emotional issues- the first step in obtaining treatment is to seek medical attention through your primary care doctor. This is important to rule out medical causes. If it is determined mental health support is needed you can seek counseling from a qualified mental health professional. a doctor or other health professional for diagnosis. After a thorough assessment, a mental health professional can make a diagnosis based on your particular symptoms. A decision can then be made about the best course of treatment for these symptoms and begin to address their underlying causes.
At the Granoff Group, our expertise helps our clients to develop a systematic approach to dealing with their emotional challenges so that they can get the best individual treatment available. Call us for a free consultation at 617-433-8483.