How To Choose The Right MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST?

What is Mental Health?

Mental Health is an indispensable part of overall well-being. Mental Health is more than the absence of mental illnesses. It tends to affect how an individual thinks, feels and acts. It is the foundation for the effective functioning of individuals. It basically helps in determining how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. It includes the prevention of mental disorders, treatment, rehabilitation and well-being (emotional, psychological, and social). Therefore choosing the best mental health therapist for your needs is an important step in your self-care journey.

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Mental Illness in India: Challenges

According to the statistical data, on average, 14 per cent of the Indian population suffers from various kinds of mental health disorders. As per the report by World Health Organization, India stands in the first position of people suffering from depression and is closely followed by China and the US. According to the 2015-16 National Mental Health Survey (NMHS), every sixth individual in India requires mental health support.

According to one survey conducted by Samvedna Care during the pandemic, only 22% of respondents mentioned considering speaking with a mental health therapist. A majority (63%) of respondents felt that speaking with friends/family about their worries would be helpful. This highlights that there is hesitation to seek psychological support because people are ashamed of being marked. In India, people with severe mental illnesses often turn to traditional and religious ways of healing, such as temples and shrines, and they avoid visiting a psychologist or psychiatrist.

How professional support can help

Mental Health Therapists are trained professionals with the necessary expertise to help those who are suffering from mental and emotional health disorders. The most crucial aspect of who we are is our mental wellness. It frequently influences every aspect of our lives. Professional assistance is crucial because, as we are all aware, mental health illnesses can be severely debilitating and frequently make people feel, as though they are struggling alone. A mental health professional helps people in leading healthy lives, ensures confidentiality, provides a non-judgmental space and gives access to the resources and tools needed to do so. According to studies, having a solid support network and seeking prompt professional assistance can have a number of advantages, including improved coping abilities, greater well-being, and a longer, healthier life.

Role of a Mental Health Therapist

Mental Health Therapists assesses and treat mental and emotional health disorders, relationship issues and life challenges. They generally start by taking an elaborate case history, followed by Mental Health Assessments. After the Mental Health Screening process is done, the therapist generally plans out further sessions, where they use various psychotherapeutic modalities. Using different psychotherapeutic modules, the therapists work with patients to establish working rapport and meaningful behavior changes. They also support the individuals by teaching them various coping skills to fight away the struggles of life.

Mental Health Therapists at Samvedna Care can help people with many different issues like:

  • Mood disorders: Depression, Bipolar Disorders
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Dementia
  • Anxiety
  • Eating Disorders

Adjustment Disorders brought on by major life changes such as: divorce, separation, or marital problems

  • Trauma
  • Substance use or abuse
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Somatoform disorders

Mental Health Therapists are also trained to support clients with-

  • Anger management
  • Bereavement
  • Emotional difficulties
  • Lifestyle Counseling
  • Chronic Health Conditions
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Psychologists vs. Psychiatrists

Psychologists generally work closely with clients to identify and work through personal issues and develop healthy coping mechanisms for emotional problems, while psychiatrists focus on identifying medicinal or pharmacologic treatments for mental illness or abnormal behaviors. A psychiatrist can prescribe medication while a psychologist focuses on the therapeutic approach to recovery.

At Samvedna Care, we have a team of our in-house team of professionals, comprising clinical psychologists, psychologists and therapists. Samvedna Care also has psychiatrists on their panel, who are well-versed in treating a variety of mental health disorders.

According to Sternlicht, the experience of finding a mental health therapist is "more of an art than a science." Following are some methods to find a suitable therapist for yourself.

  • Seek a referral or recommendation from your primary care provider or your family doctor.
  • Ask trusted friends and family.
  • Search the internet for professional associations that have directories of mental health providers, such as the Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists.
  • Check phone book listings or search the internet under categories such as counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists or social service organizations.

We must not hesitate to ask a lot of questions. Finding the right match is crucial to establishing a good relationship and getting the most out of your treatment.

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FAQ

Mental health problems or challenges can be a result of a single factor or many factors. Such factors can be psychological, biological or social in nature. This might also include certain life events, such as financial issues, death or loss of a loved one or a divorce. A chronic medical condition, such as cancer or diabetes can also contribute as a factor.

Knowing when to see a therapist, can be a little challenging sometimes. But, consider it important to seek help if you face any uncomfortable emotions like sadness, anger or anxiety, and you find it difficult to manage it on your own.

By deciding to start therapy, consider that you have taken a huge step towards better mental health. It is always better to be careful in choosing a therapist for yourself. We must not hesitate in asking for help from our near and dear ones. We can also consider seeking help from our family doctor.

The first session with the mental health therapist would be similar to a doctor’s appointment. In your first session, the therapist will ask you to discuss the problems that you are facing. It will be about building a rapport with your therapist and getting comfortable with them.

Yes! Please find the contact details here. Also, fill in the contact form and get a call back to avail the first free consultation service.

Typically, a therapy session can run 45 to 60 minutes long, but may even run longer in cases where clients require more intensive counseling sessions. The length of your therapy session would actually depend on the type of mental health services you’re receiving
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