Counseling is normal...
Acute and chronic mental health issues are more common than most people realize. Mental health issues can present themselves with physical symptoms such as pain, headaches, poor sleep, upset stomach, poor appetite or overeating, tightness in the chest, bowel issues, and fatigue. Mental/Emotional symptoms common in anxiety and depression disorders include feeling overwhelmed, racing thoughts, constant worrying, frequent nightmares, fears of impending doom, poor concentration, feelings of losing control, fears of criticism or disapproval, feeling detached from your body, feeling always on alert, experiencing a loss of interest in doing things you used to do, feeling unmotivated, feeling lonely, among others. Your mental health can even affect your relationships and behaviors. Some signs of this include isolating, avoiding people and going places, angry outbursts, hurting self or others, frequent tearfulness or crying, restlessness, and going to extremes to feel safe, loved, or accepted. Where do you go when you get a broken arm? Easy. You go to a professional who can fix it. It is normal to need help when experiencing the aforementioned symptoms. You are not crazy. Yes, life can be different!
Common questions for someone seeking counseling:
Your personal information is completely private, as it should be. Unless you report intent of hurting yourself or others, child abuse, or elder abuse.
Call to check current availability, but my goal is always to meet you as soon as possible. I have worked with a variety of schedules.
Blake teaches and trains you how to master your mind, emotions, body, and relationships. No simple talk therapy here. Be ready to work!
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Health Alliance WA
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Holistic and preventative care directed by the overwhelming evidence that our mind either positively or negatively drives physical health. This influences everything from pain to the immune system.
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