Mental Health and Psychiatric Conditions We Treat:
Anxiety Disorders (OCD and PTSD)
Grief and Loss
Career and Family Stressors
ADD and ADHD
Borderline Personality Disorder
Recognizing the Need for Mental Health Treatment
If you’re struggling with mental health issues, here are four signs that it’s probably time to get professional treatment.
1. Feeling Down Occasionally Has Turned into Full-Blown Depression
Emotional highs and lows are a part of every person’s life. In fact, it’s completely normal to have occasional mood swings. Life is full of challenges. Sometimes those challenges can weigh us all down.
But when you find yourself in a situation where you can’t remember the last good mood you were in, you may be suffering from clinical depression.
Depression can be caused by a number of factors. In many cases, depression doesn’t happen because of outside stimuli. It can be a genuine imbalance of the necessary chemicals in your brain. This is where a mental health professional can help.
If you’re battling with depression that you can’t figure out, talk to a doctor and see what options you have for treatment.
2. You Aren’t Able to Move on from the Past
If situations from your past haunt you every day and you can’t seem to let them go, it’s time for mental health treatment.
When traumatic events happen in our lives, it’s common to loop those situations over and over in our minds. We struggle to forgive ourselves for mistakes. We think of all the things we could have done differently. We may even be unable to forgive ourselves or others.
This is not a healthy way to live.
By talking through the situations from your past with a trained professional, you’ll be able to sort them out and make sense of them. Most importantly, you’ll learn to forgive yourself and the people who may have wronged you.
3. Friends and Family Have Suggested That You May Need Professional Help
It’s normal to lean on friends and family for emotional support in times of struggle. The ones who care the most about you will listen to you intently no matter how many times you need to talk about the same feelings.
But even the most patient friend will eventually get to the point where they know there’s nothing they can say or do to help you. When that happens, they may suggest you seek professional treatment.
If this has been suggested to you, rest assured that it comes out of love. Strongly consider paying attention to the recommendation.
4. You’re No Longer Interested in the Things You Used to Enjoy
Losing interest in your hobbies and passions is a strong sign that it’s time to seek mental health treatment. When feelings of depression have you to the point where you’d rather lay in bed than do the things you used to love, you probably aren’t going to “snap out of it” on your own.
Talk to a treatment provider and be completely honest about how you’re feeling.
Treatment Is Just Around the Corner
There’s no stigma involved in getting professional help for what you’re struggling with. In fact, you’ll wish you had done it sooner.
At Omega Recovery, Dr. Kardaras and our clinical team have created a new, better, and more effective way for people to not only get sober, but to stay sober. Traditional treatment programs put the struggling addict in an artificial treatment bubble where it’s relatively easy to stay sober, but inevitably when that client leaves treatment, they are unprepared to deal with the stress of everyday life.
In Omega Recovery Treatment Houses, clients get 30 hours of clinical treatment in a large, beautiful, secure home right in the community! They spend 5 days a week working with some of the best therapists in Austin, attend life skills groups, receive peer recovery coaching & person fitness training, and undergo our 12-step program all in a secure setting.
In this “community integration” model, the clients get to experience life–shopping in the supermarket, going on a barbeque, going to a doctor’s appointment, going on a job interview–all with staff supervision, and clinical staff that can help them process any and all the feelings and emotions that can so often arise in early recovery.
The success rates at traditional rehabs are so low because they don’t adequately prepare a client for real life. At the Omega treatment houses, our clients are life-tested and battle ready to launch into their new clean and sober lives after participating in our IOP Intensive Outpatient Program.
Visit our mental health counseling center in Austin to learn more about our program.
PHP (Partial Hospitalization Program)
Part of Omega Recovery’s full continuum of care includes PHP – Partial Hospitalization Program. This service provides a structured program of outpatient recovering addicts and dual-diagnosis patients using psychiatric services as an alternative to inpatient psychiatric care.
IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program)
Our Intensive Outpatient Programs are for recovering addicts and dual diagnosis individuals needing a structured therapy program that offers counseling and education in an individual and group setting. Our Psychiatrists and Master-Level Clinicians work with staff to provide support and a safe place to heal, learn problem-solving skills and practice stress-reduction techniques.
OP (Outpatient Services)
We offer personally customized therapy and continuous proactive engagement with outpatient clients. Omega Recovery is a peaceful, distraction free environment for our clients to relax, focus and work on the suffering from addiction to recover in a way that works for the individuals needs.