Mental Health Disorders

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Stress and Anxiety

There are many causes of stress and anxiety, many of which have become more prevalent in society today. It can be difficult to navigate the stresses of everyday life – which is why seeking guidance can be extremely helpful. Some common causes of stress include:

  • Being overworked
  • Troublesome marital problems
  • Moving to a new house/country
  • Financial problems

At LGBTQ Counseling Centers, we are here to guide individuals through tough everyday stressors!

Social Communication Difficulties

A lack of confidence can make it difficult for individuals to participate in social activities. It can also make it difficult to communicate why they are feeling this way. Social communication difficulties can be cause by a cognitive disconnect, which is best treated by an experienced professional. Some of the more common symptoms of a Social Communication Disorders include:

  • Not being able to verbally respond to others
  • Using hand motions such as pointing
  • Difficulty expressing emotional thoughts
  • Difficulty making and keeping friends

At LGBTQ Counseling Centers, we are here to provide strategies to individuals in search of better communication skills.

Depression and Grief

Losing a loved one can be a huge shock and can cause a domino effect of grieving and depressive behavior. For some people, loss can be crippling. At LGBTQ Counseling Centers, we are here to provide coping techniques to those suffering from the pain of grief and depression. Some common causes of depression and grief include:

  • Losing a job
  • Death of a loved one
  • Divorce
  • Chronic illness

Our experienced professionals are here to help individuals through the negative emotions of depression and grief.

Bipolar Disorders

Bipolar Disorder is a cognitive behavioral illness that causes an individual to feel extreme highs and lows throughout everyday activities. It can be difficult for someone to express their feelings due to a lack of consistency on a day to day basis. Some common symptoms of bipolar disorders include:

  • Mood swings
  • Extreme sadness
  • Extreme happiness that doesn’t last long
  • Disconnect
  • Anger/agitation/irritability
  • Hyperactivity
  • Manic behavior

Many individuals cannot control the manic episodes that come along side bipolar disorders. Our caring team is here to provide you with different techniques to help manage these episodes.

Trauma and PTSD

PTSD is often cause by an extremely traumatic event that previously occurred, causing an individual to constantly ‘relive’ these events. It can become extremely hard to perform day to day tasks, causing life to become difficult and even scary. Some common causes of trauma and PTSD include:

  • Serious accidents
  • Emotional, physical, and sexual abuse
  • Traumatic events such as watching death occur
  • Miscarriages
  • Childhood/domestic violence

At LGBTQ Counseling Centers, our specialized treatments are created to assist in the recovery and regrowth of an individual’s sense of safety and comfort.

Adjustment and Transition Disorders

Adjustment disorders stem from stress related conditions. These individuals would find it difficult to adjust to normal changes, which can cause life to become extremely hard to navigate. Some common symptoms of adjustment and transition disorders include:

  • Hopelessness
  • Constant worry
  • Sadness
  • Anxiety or nervousness

At LGBTQ Counseling Centers, our team is here to help the simple transitions of life become easier.

ADD and ADHD

ADD and ADHD are disorders that cause the inability to focus on a task for long periods of time. ADD stands for Attention Deficit Disorder, and ADHD stands of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Both can make it difficult for individuals to complete basic daily tasks such as reading a book, sitting for long periods, or listening to a lecture. Some common symptoms of ADD and ADHD include:

  • Difficulty focusing
  • Hyperactivity
  • Anger/irritation/agitation
  • Lack of restraint
  • Forgetfulness

At LGBTQ Counseling Centers, we can provide the necessary techniques to help individuals conquer the struggles that come along with ADD and ADHD disorders.

Eating Disorders

Many people today struggle with some form of eating disorder. With all the stress to be perfect today it can become easy to fall into the grasp of these disorders. It is important to remember that you are beautiful! Unfortunately, genetics can increase the risk of obtaining an eating disorder, but this gives you even more reason to heal from it. Some common causes of eating disorders include:

  • Genetics
  • Bullying
  • Emotional abuse
  • Psychological health

At LGBTQ Counseling Centers, our trained professionals are able to target the underlying root of an eating disorder, which enables then to find the best form of treatment.