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Mental Health

Healing starts within.

How do you know if mental health services at Loehr Health may be right for you?

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You struggle to feel happy and content in your life.

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You feel out of control in your emotional life and you don’t know how to handle it.

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Feelings of anxiety or depression are starting to overwhelm you.

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You’re looking for a provider that utilizes a drug-free approach to treatment.

 

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What health conditions may mental health services (like counseling and EMDR Therapy) help?

Talking about mental health can be awkward, but having a conversation about mental illness can be life changing.  If you have—or think you may have—a mental illness, you first need to know that you are not alone. Mental health conditions may be more common than you know, because many people are scared, uncomfortable, or feel awkward talking about mental illnesses. However, here are a few things to think about:

  • 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experience mental illness every year
  • 1 in 6 youth in the U.S. between ages 6-17 experience a mental health disorder every year
  • 50%  of mental illnesses that occur in a lifetime start by age 14, and 75% by age 24

 

Common symptoms of a mental health condition that can be improved with mental health services like counseling and EMDR therapy include:

  • Inability to concentrate
  • Mood swings
  • Withdrawal from daily activities or friends
  • Substance abuse
  • Sex drive changes
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Delusions
  • Change in energy levels
  • Feeling numb or like nothing matters
  • Hyper-focusing on certain thoughts or memories
  • Paranoia
  • Hallucinations
  • Extreme changes in eating habits
  • Exhaustion and fatigue
  • Difficulty coping with stress or daily problems
  • Extreme feelings of guilt, fear, hopelessness, or worry
  • Difficulty connecting with people
  • And more!
What is mental health ?

Mental Health is vital to how our body functions.
Mental health affects how we feel, think, and act. It includes our social, emotional, and psychological well-being.

Mental health is important at all ages and stages of life. There are a wide variety of  mental health disorders that present different ways.  Mental health disorders are generally characterized by a combination of abnormal behaviors, emotions, perceptions, thoughts, and relationships with others.

Mental disorders include

  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Binge-eating
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Personality Disorders (ex. Schizophrenia)
  • Phobias
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Schizophrenia

There are many types of mental health specialists.  At Loehr Health Center, we take a natural approach to diagnose, treat, and help patients recover from their mental health challenges.

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Our Mental Health Specialties

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Counseling

Collaborate with a licensed professional to identify, understand, and work through mental health issues.

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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy

EMDR Therapy is a proven treatment to help people recover from trauma and distressing experiences.

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Mental Health First Aid Kit

Learn practical skills to help you manage and improve your daily mental health.

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Who Is At Risk For A Mental Illness?

The mind and body are intrinsically connected. Mental illness is common and can start at any age of your life. However, most cases begin earlier in life.  The effects of mental illness can be temporary or last a lifetime.

There are a variety of factors that may increase your risk for developing a mental disorder including:

-Family history—if a blood relative (like a parent or sibling) has a mental illness

-Stress

-Traumatic experiences—ex. abuse, military combat, car accident

-A chronic (on-going) medical condition

-Substance abuse (ex. alcohol or recreational drug)

-Personal health history of mental illness

-Brain damage from a traumatic injury

-Few healthy relationships with friends and/or family

You are not alone. At Loehr Health Center, we offer one-on-one guidance to help connect you with the tools you need to lead a healthier and happier life.  If for any reason we do not a specific healthcare service in our clinic, our team member will help you find the assistance you need.

 

What causes a mental illness?

In general, mental disorders are thought to be caused by a combination of environmental and genetic factors including:

  • Inherited traits. Mental illness is more common in people whose blood relatives also have a mental illness. Certain genes may increase your risk of developing a mental illness, and your life situation may trigger it.
  • Environmental exposures before birth. Exposure to environmental stressors, inflammatory conditions, toxins, alcohol or drugs while in the womb can sometimes be linked to mental illness.
  • Brain chemistry. Neurotransmitters are naturally occurring brain chemicals that carry signals to other parts of your brain and body. When the neural networks involving these chemicals are impaired, the function of nerve receptors and nerve systems change, leading to depression and other emotional disorders.

Source: Mayo Clinic

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Mental Health Services FAQs and Answers

What kind of mental health specialists are at Loehr Health Center?

Loehr Health Center has Licensed Professional Counselors. Learn more about our counseling services by clicking HERE.

What makes Loehr Health Center different than other clinics that offer mental health services?

Many clinics focus on the emotional part of the brain to help a patient recover from, or develop strategies for, a mental health disorder. All of the providers at Loehr Health approach the body with the same philosophy—that all physical, emotional, and spiritual systems of the body are connected and work together. All systems must function in harmony for the body to be healthy.

You may be asked about your diet, physical activity, emotions, and symptoms from any of our providers—including a counselor. This is because diet and physical activity can have an affect on our brain chemistry and vice versa.

Do you prescribe medicine for mental health illnesses?

No, we do not prescribe medication for mental health illnesses.
If needed, your provider will refer you to a psychiatrist for further evaluation and treatment. The psychiatrist would then determine medical necessity and be able to prescribe medication.

Are mental health services, like counseling, covered by insurance?

No, mental health services including counseling, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, and the Mental Heath First Aid Kit are not covered by insurance  at Loehr Health Center.

How many treatments will I need?

The number of counseling sessions or EMDR therapy treatments recommended for a patient will vary based on a patient’s specific diagnosis and goals.

 

 

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