Maybe you’re just going through the motions; checking the boxes and doing all of the things that you’re supposed to do.
On the surface, your life looks like it’s going just fine. School, work, relationships, and activities seem like they are going smoothly. However, you know that this isn’t always the case. Sometimes, life is tough and you don’t feel like you have the resources you need to get through it. You may have tried many different things to help change the way that you feel. Unfortunately, not all of them have had the impact you’ve wanted them to. You might feel like it’s hopeless and that there’s no point.
If this sounds familiar, it could be time to consider starting therapy.
You’ve been doing this song and dance for quite some time now, so it might be time to switch up the routine. Starting therapy with one of our highly trained and caring therapists just might be what you need. Therapy can help with a variety of different situations and people all navigating different experiences. Our therapists are trained in a variety of different treatment modalities and can provide the support you’ve been looking for.
What to expect from your therapist
Our therapists get it, making the decision to start therapy is a big deal. For some people, starting therapy can feel intimidating. Our therapists know this and do their best to make this the best option for you. As therapists, our job is to help you reach the goals you have for yourself and for you to see the changes you’d like to see. On top of that, our therapists are here to teach you different skills and offer different perspectives that you may not have considered before.
In addition, our job is to extend you the support and understanding that you might not have realized is missing. It’s not our job to determine if what you’re doing is right or wrong; instead, offer potential explanations or perspectives that may not be obvious. Plus, our therapists will teach you skills that you can use in your everyday life. We know that life throws curveballs, and our therapists want to make sure you’re ready for them. If you feel like you’re at the end of your rope, don’t worry. We have an extra piece of rope we can give you.
Therapy for anxiety
Anxiety is a very common experience, and it impacts many people. Anxiety often occurs after a buildup of stress. Often, anxiety impacts people of all ages and manifests in different ways. Some people experience difficulties concentrating, sleeping, eating, or feeling positive emotions. This is why our therapists provide anxiety treatment. Our therapists are familiar with different skills and treatment modalities to help individuals who are dealing with anxiety. A few of these include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and grounding techniques.
Therapy for depression
Depression has many causes. For some people, depression is hereditary. For others, it develops by itself. Regardless, depression can be a difficult experience. Like anxiety, many people experience depression for a variety of reasons. Some people develop depression after experiencing a life change, like moving to a different city, moving away to college, or the end of a relationship. Depression can feel debilitating and life-altering. Some people experience a change in sleep, mood, and appetite, as well as a hard time, feeling positive emotions. While everyone experiences depression differently, our therapists can help. Our therapists have helped many people navigate depression, and are happy to help you, too. A few treatment modalities include acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).
Therapy for grief
Loss is something that cannot be avoided. Many people experience a significant loss at least once in their life. Life after a loss can feel incredibly challenging, especially if the loss is permanent. People can grief for a variety of different losses. This includes the loss of a loved one, relationship, or experience. Some people feel symptoms of depression and anxiety while they navigate a loss. Our therapists know how difficult experiencing a loss is, and they can help with grief counseling. Grief counseling is a space for you to process the loss and begin your next steps. Our grief counselors are here for you when you are ready.
Therapy for trauma
Trauma is having a normal reaction to an abnormal experience. Trauma isn’t exclusive to one situation or experience, but rather to the impact that it has on the person. On top of that, simply witnessing or experiencing the situation secondhand can result in someone having trauma. Many people experience trauma in their life and it can look many different ways. In addition, people can have a variety of different responses to a traumatic situation. Some of these responses include having flashbacks, nightmares, changes in mood, depression, anxiety, and hypervigilance. It’s normal for someone to feel stuck after experiencing trauma. Our trauma therapists utilize evidence-based treatment modalities to assist people in coping and moving forward after experiencing trauma. A few treatment modalities include eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and brainspotting.
Therapy for mood disorders
A mood disorder is a blanket classification for a group of mental health diagnoses. Some mental health diagnoses that fall into this category include Borderline Personality Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Seasonal Affective Disorder, and Bipolar Disorder. Experiences with these diagnoses vary on an individual basis. However, some people experience significant symptoms as part of a diagnosis. Our therapists are experienced in a variety of different modalities for individuals who are experiencing any kind of mood disorders. A common intervention is dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).
Begin Therapy in St. Louis, MO
Open Arms Wellness is ready to provide you with support on your journey. Our therapists are trained and have helped many people just like you. We offer in-person sessions in our Central West End and Manchester location, as well as online therapy. When you’re ready to begin therapy, follow these steps:
- Schedule an appointment with us.
- Get to know our team of excellent therapists.
- Continue on your journey with another map.