At Endeavor Psychology, we help our clients achieve and sustain mental health so that they can:
- Address anxiety, mood disorders (such as depression and bipolar disorder) and other mental health conditions
- Navigate life transitions, challenges and relationships
- Adjust to and cope with challenges of injury, illness and caregiving
- Enhance quality of life, relationships, wellbeing and physical health
We believe that individuals are equipped with experiences and strengths that can be drawn from to support mental health. At Endeavor Psychology, therapy focuses on a holistic understanding of individuals – and the way that their biology and physical health, life experiences, family history, social networks, and communities impact their psychological health. Therapy is tailored to help each client achieve mental and physical wellbeing.
What do we mean by “Mental Health?”
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social wellbeing and impacts our thoughts, feelings, actions. Mental health affects how we handle stress, relate to others, and make life choices and has a direct impact on our physical health. Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including:
- Biology, such as genes or brain chemistry
- Life experiences, such as trauma, abuse or neglect
- Family history of mental health problems
The good news is that individuals facing mental health problems, including anxiety, depression and other challenges can get better, maintain a high quality of life, and pursue life goals with the help of therapeutic interventions.
What are the warning signs of mental illness?
There are a number of mental health disorders that can impact an individual’s performance at school or work, relationships, health and quality of life. Fortunately, many of these conditions can be improved through therapy. Experiencing one or more of the following feelings or behaviors can be warning signs of a problem:
- Eating or sleeping too much or too little
- Pulling away from people, interests and normal activities
- Having low or no energy
- Feeling numb or like nothing matters
- Having unexplained aches and pains
- Feeling helpless or hopeless
- Smoking, drinking, or using drugs more than usual
- Feeling unusually confused, forgetful, on edge, angry, upset, worried, or scared
- Experiencing severe mood swings that cause problems in relationships
- Having persistent thoughts and memories that you can’t get out of your head
- Hearing voices or believing things that are not true
- Thinking of harming yourself or others
- Inability to perform daily tasks like getting to work or school or taking care of your kids
Why is mental wellness important?
There are a number of mental health myths that prevent people from seeking the help they need to lead happy, healthy and productive lives. Therapy can be an effective strategy for taking control of and achieving positive mental health. At Endeavor Psychology, we help clients with a broad range of mental health issues develop strategies and skills to:
- Realize their full potential
- Cope with the stresses of life
- Develop and maintain fulfilling relationships
- Improve productivity at school or work
- Make meaningful contributions to their communities
If you or someone you care about is experiencing mental health problems, please contact us for a consultation.