Are you or your child unhappy with life?
Is your child having difficulty with school work?
Is your child’s behavior disruptive?
Did you recently lose someone important in your life and life is unbearable?
Do you need help reducing the amount stress and anxiety in your life?
Is it difficult to wake up in the morning, even to do the things you used to enjoy?
Are you having difficulty sleeping?
Life is rarely without its challenges. There are some, however, that can be so overbearing that it seems impossible to move on. Whether it’s the death of a loved one or overwhelming feelings of anxiety, it’s important you know that help is available for every problem life throws your way.
Sometimes patients present with severe problems (headaches, pains, sleep problems) that do not have organic causes. Other times patients are not functioning at a level they want to be. These are the instance you would seek the help of a mental health professional.
Children all have their inherent strengths and weaknesses. Some children are further hindered by developmental delays. A therapist can help you determine what are the best ways we can best support your child’s development, and figure out your child’s strengths. Services can range from a simple IQ test to a comprehensive battery of tests, or testing for autism.
Sometimes you feel that the medications given to you by your psychiatrist are too strong or are not “right” for you. At Parami we strive to work together with you on what you feel is the best.
Death is an unavoidable part of life, but that doesn’t make it any easier to deal with. Everyone handles the loss of a loved one—whether a parent or a pet—differently. Grieving openly or privately are common ways, but avoiding the realities of loss can lead to longer, lingering problems. A psychologist can help you find appropriate ways to cope with death of someone close to you.
Certain facets of life are stressful, and many situations—from a job interview to relationship problems—can cause you to feel anxious. Stress and anxiety, if left to fester, can lead to social isolation, depression, and a slew of other problems. A psychologist can help you manage stress and anxiety by finding the source or cause of your problems, as well as appropriate ways to overcome them.
Overwhelming feelings of helplessness or hopelessness are common signs of depression. While many believe people can just “snap out” of depression, it rarely occurs. Depression is a common disorder where people lose interest in things, experience fatigue, and often have trouble controlling their emotions. Psychologists can help you find your source of depression—often the first step to feeling better.
Being afraid of heights and spiders are common phobias, but some unusual and unfounded fears can create substantial problems in your life. For example, sitophobia (fear of eating) may lead to serious health problems. An experienced psychologist can help you begin to overcome your fears so that you can live without polyphobia (fear of many things) or agoraphobia (fear of being unable to escape).
Relationships, whether family, personal, or work-related, have their ups and downs. While they can be some of the best things in life, relationships can definitely be a source of stress and problems as well. Working with a psychologist (individually or in a group setting) can help iron out wrinkles that can form in even the strongest relationships.
Some bad habits—smoking, drinking, and drug use—are often used to escape or self-medicate larger, underlying problems. While your psychologist will help you get to those, he or she can also help you tackle the problems immediately facing your health like:
A psychologist can help you improve your mental clarity by acting as an unbiased set of ears. Often, patients find their own solutions just by hearing themselves talk about it out loud. Simply talking about their problems and getting them out in the open helps many people improve their mental clarity, be more able to concentrate, and become more task-orientated. Psychologists are trained to be great listeners.
Sometimes multiple symptoms are caused by larger problems. Mental disorders can manifest themselves in several ways and are often disguised as something else, and can only be uncovered with the help of a mental health professional. Some mental disorders with varying symptoms include:
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Thein Oak Sein
BSc, MSc Clinical Psychology (USA)