Beat the Winter Blues with Mental Health Counseling

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While we look forward to the holiday season, we may also feel the added stress approaching, but what if you could relieve that tension and enjoy your time more fully?

Living with anxiety, depression, and insomnia is already difficult, and can be especially challenging when the sunny days get shorter and the surrounding festivities begin.

 Living with anxiety, depression, and insomnia is already difficult, and can be especially challenging when the sunny days get shorter and the surrounding festivities begin.

Living with anxiety, depression, and insomnia is already difficult, and can be especially challenging when the sunny days get shorter and the surrounding festivities begin.

Carla Gilenko, Clinical Counselor at Optimal Wellness Center, tells us "The holidays typically remind us of celebrations, community, connection, and relationships, so if you are dealing with dissatisfaction in any of these realms, this time of year can be a reminder that something is missing."

If you experience mental health symptoms, such as change in sleep patterns or appetite, muscle tension, headaches, digestive sensitivity, decreased motivation or pleasure, isolation, or excessive worry, it's important to remember that you can find help.

"Counselors have a lot of skill sets and tools at their disposal, and the beautiful thing is that once I've taught someone the skills and we meet to make sure you're mastering them, it doesn't take long to start relieving those symptoms."  

Mental Health Counseling helps to identify the root cause of what lies underneath depression and anxiety, helping you manage and create the life you want to live.  Even in the initial stages, this relief helps cultivate self-care, contentment, improved relationships with yourself and others, and much more. 

If you're new to counseling or just seeing a new counselor, Carla says, "The biggest thing is to keep an open mind, be as honest as you can be, and know that the session is about the client. Look at what the therapist can offer to help you live the life you want to live, believe that you're worth it, and dive in."

Or call 216-521-2225 to start your path to a happier, healthier holiday season.


Carla Gilenko, Independently Licensed Clinical Counselor

Don't forget to check out our array of opportunities that compliment counseling, whether it's massage, aromatherapy, flotation, chiropractic services, and more. 

We’ve got so many practitioners supporting our bodies, and a healthy physical form is so essential when doing the work of counseling.
 
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