According to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
A mental illness is a medical condition that disrupts a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning. Just as diabetes is a disorder of the pancreas, mental illnesses are medical conditions that often result in a diminished capacity for coping with the ordinary demands of life.
Serious mental illnesses include major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and borderline personality disorder. The good news about mental illness is that recovery is possible.
Mental illnesses can affect persons of any age, race, religion or income. Mental illnesses are not the result of personal weakness, lack of character or poor upbringing. Mental illnesses are treatable. Most people diagnosed with a serious mental illness can experience relief from their symptoms by actively participating in an individual treatment plan.
Unfortunately, due to lack of awareness, stigma, and an abundance of misinformation, millions of people with this condition continue to suffer needlessly in their journey through life. With the advent of the internet, while more information is available, so is more confusion as to what mental illness represents, how to attain positive mental health, and what hope exists for both individuals and those that care about them.
As with any medical condition, accurate and helpful diagnosis and treatment should be done by a trained professional. At EmPower CTC, our staff of licensed mental health professionals can answer your questions, conduct a thorough mental health evaluation, and can provide the help you need.
As an agency specializing in co-occurring disorders, our clinicians are trained in evaluating the whole person, assessing the physical, chemical, and psychological being to come up with a plan and direction. Some of the areas we treat include but are not limited to the following:
- Addictive behaviors (all types)
- Trauma induced disorders
- Impulse control
- Low self-esteem
- Veteran adjustment issues
- Relationship issues
- Concentration and decision making
- Domestic violence
- Obsessive behaviors
- And much more!
To begin, ask yourself the following questions:
Answering yes to any of the above questions could mean you could benefit from help, but it is not a diagnosis or substitute for a comprehensive mental health assessment. At EmPower CTC, we can answer your questions and help you if necessary begin the journey to a richer and fuller life.
- Mental Health Assessments
- Chemical Health Assessments
- Domestic Violence Assessments
- Anger Management Assessments
- Mental Health Individual Therapy
- Couple Counseling
- Chemical Health Groups
- DWI/DUI Education
- Mental Health Group Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Psycho-Educational Training
- PTSD/Trauma Therapy
We work with adults from 18 through the lifespan. Most insurance accepted.