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What To Look For In A Therapist

When you decide to look for a psychotherapist to talk with, chances are good you’re already not feeling your strongest. Maybe you’ve called Meridian because someone in your life recommended it, or you’re feeling angry and don’t know why, or you’re not sure what to do with your life, or you’re sad.

Insight as a Tool for Change

Insight in therapy is more than being self aware. It is using that awareness to create a new relationship to one’s emotions. Maybe you have found yourself to be like the many people who have thought “I am aware of my issues but that doesn’t change anything?” Recognizing a pattern in which you may repeatedly respond to a problematic situation in an unconstructive manner is not enough.

How do physical activities affect mental health?

Medications, therapy, or a combination of both are the most common forms of treatment for a mental health disorder like depression. Numerous studies show, however, that psychotherapy and antidepressants aren’t the only ways to improve mental health.

According to Harvard Medical School psychiatry assistant professor Dr. Michael Craig Miller, exercise can work as well as antidepressant medications but cautioned that exercises alone are not enough to fight severe depression.