Mental Health Therapy in Massachusetts


If you live in Boston or the state of Massachusetts and have been struggling to keep it together lately, you wouldn’t be the only one. The past few years have been rough on everyone, including anyone living with a mental health disorder like depression and anxiety. Mental health therapy is proven effective at increasing the quality of life for those experiencing such a disorder. Keep reading to find out how Psyclarity therapies will work to improve your mood and positively impact your relationships.  

Mental Health Therapy in Massachusetts

Life keeps coming at us, regardless of whether we’re prepared for it. Sometimes it feels like we’re drowning under the weight of obligations and the expectations of others. Bills pile up, laundry piles up, etc. When things become too much, we become irritable, snapping at loved ones. Or perhaps we become apathetic and simply check out of our responsibilities. Many people cope with the hardships of life by using drugs or alcohol to take the edge off the stress they feel, especially difficulties that involve trauma or adverse childhood experiences. While a cold beer at the end of a long and arduous work week sounds tasty, we risk using these substances as a coping mechanism if we don’t have the processes to deal with strong emotions or difficult memories. A substance use disorder can affect anyone at any time, and nobody is immune. 

Substance use disorders, also called addiction, happen slowly and over time. Science shows that addiction creates physical changes in our brains. It rewires our reward system, which are neurotransmitters like dopamine, so it needs these substances to feel good. It corrupts other systems like learning and motivation and compels us to seek out the reward, or the euphoria, even when we know it negatively impacts our lives. The kicker is that if you live with depression, anxiety, PTSD, or ADHD, you’re far more likely to develop a substance use disorder in your lifetime. Almost half of those with a substance use disorder have a co-occurring condition as if life wasn’t hard enough for people with a mood disorder! The good news is that many therapies are proven to ease mood disorder symptoms, and we offer them at PsyClarity.

Benefits of Mental Health Therapy

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Not everyone needs a therapist, but we all deserve a therapist. If they commit to the process, evidence-based therapies can improve an individual’s life. Addiction counseling is problem-focused and goal-directed; it explores patterns of behaviors that lead to self-destructive actions. It allows patients and therapists to work together to determine harmful thought patterns, known as cognitive distortions. Even if you don’t have a substance use disorder, therapy is crucial for living well with any mental health disease. Therapy will teach you life-long coping skills that don’t resort to drug and alcohol use or other harmful coping mechanisms like gambling or disordered eating. Each individual will have their way of coping healthily; some people journal, and others create art and music. 

Another benefit of therapy is improving your interpersonal relationship skills. Sometimes when we’re suffering, we don’t realize the negative impact our actions and words have on the people we love. A therapist can give you the tools you need to improve your relationships. Therapy can also make you happier; in this digital age of expensive clothes, fancy cars, and fabulous holidays one can feel lost about what signifies happiness. Working with a therapist and discussing the past, present, and future can lead to a greater understanding of oneself. This is the first step to self-acceptance and understanding who you truly are. It’s also the first step towards happiness. 

Therapy also reduces chronic stress. We know that stress is unhealthy and can kill us, but how do we tackle it when it seems unsurmountable? Working with a therapist to learn calming mechanisms and practice radical acceptance will significantly benefit anyone in a high-stress environment. At the heart of therapy, someone will listen to you and validate your feelings, which nurtures the idea that you matter, your feelings matter, and you’re understood. 

Our Approach to Your Mental Health Treatment

You are unique in our world and precious to your family. This means that any mental health treatment plan must also be unique, based on your needs as an individual. When you undergo the admissions process, you will meet with your case manager and undergo a complete evaluation supervised by our mental health experts. We have several different program types, ranging from residential to outpatient. Depending on the severity of your illness, our staff may recommend which program they feel would be the most beneficial to you. However, you remain in control of your treatment program at all times. 

We also believe in full mind and body treatment and offer opportunities to connect with nature, exercise vigorously and practice other holistic and complementary therapies alongside our evidence-based programs.

Types of Mental Health Issues We Treat

In addition to treating substance use disorders, we also treat various mental health disorders. We are experts in treating the following mental health problems.

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Depression
  • Dual diagnosis
  • Disordered eating
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Phobias
  • PTSD
  • Schizoaffective disorder
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Trauma

Dual Diagnosis Treatment in Massachusetts

Dual diagnosis, also called co-occurring disorders, is when you have both a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder. Almost half of the people who develop a substance use disorder will receive a dual diagnosis of mental health disorders. The other mood disorder must also be treated to treat the substance use disorder successfully. The first step in treating a substance use disorder is the physical process of weaning the central nervous system’s dependency on drugs or alcohol. This process is called detox, and although detox and rehab are used interchangeably, they are different. Not everyone needs medical detox, which depends on the substance used, age, health, and other factors. Once your body is free of drugs and alcohol, you’ll begin therapy. Your specialist doctor may recommend medication to help ease the symptoms of your mental health disorder. The same treatments used to help patients with a substance use disorder can also be applied to illnesses like depression and anxiety. We also can’t overstate the benefits of physical activity; research shows that exercise effectively alleviates moderate symptoms of depression

Why Choose PsyClarity Health for Mental Health Therapy

Our team of experts at Psyclarity Health has years of experience helping people with mental health disorders find peace and balance. Often those who struggle with mental health issues do so in silence, feeling isolated around others who don’t understand what it is like to live with these illnesses. You’ll never be alone again at Psyclarity; instead, you’ll be surrounded by a team of caring, compassionate professionals who will do everything possible to set you up for success. You’ll also access peer support from others undergoing the process of healing. A different way of life is waiting for you, even if you don’t think anyone can help you. Psyclarity Health can, but you must take that first step on your path to recovery. Call us today at (1) 855 924 5350 and begin your journey.

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