Therapy for Depression, Anxiety & ADHD

Newport Beach, California

 

Assessment & Counseling for Depression, Anxiety & ADHD in Newport Beach, California

Do I Need Therapy?

Many people feel stuck, lonely, overwhelmed, afraid, or lost. These issues are incredibly common for adults, particularly those with inadequate social support. If you have experienced these feelings, you are not alone. In fact, about one in every ten adults in the U.S. currently struggle with a diagnosable mental health problem (Compton et al, 2006).

A Few Common Red Flags Of Mental Health Issues In Adulthood Include (DSM-5):

 
  • Loss of interest or motivation

  • Social isolation

  • Relationship problems (divorce, dating, communication, etc.)

  • Suicidal thoughts

  • Constant worry

  • Sleep issues

  • Trauma or loss

  • Changes in sex drive

  • Major life transitions (moving to a new place, changing careers, etc.)

  • Difficulty performing at work

  • Feeling down or depressed

  • Dependency on alcohol or other drugs

The easiest way to determine whether or not someone may benefit from therapy services is to identify a specific problem or area of dysfunction. For example, your feelings of low motivation may keep you from wanting to go to work or school. Similarly, maladaptive coping habits such as drinking alcohol to decrease feelings of sadness may keep you from spending time with friends or loved ones. Or, perhaps you survived a traumatic incident and struggle to feel safe despite the absence of threat.

If you feel like your life is headed anywhere but the direction you want, do not wait. Psychotherapy can help you overcome life’s difficulties and move closer to a happier, healthier existence.

How Can Therapy for Young Adults Help?

Everyone can benefit from psychotherapy (or counseling) services, but many adults feel apprehensive about beginning the process. Here at OC Psychology, our aim is to prepare you take that next step and feel confident about seeking help. Psychotherapy is designed to help adults like you overcome barriers to optimal living. The stress and responsibilities of being an adult tend to feed into a vicious cycle:

The purpose of therapy is to take action on one or more points in the cycle. By meeting with a licensed professional, you gain a significant support figure who is trained to help you manage stress and find solutions.

Psychotherapy Can Help Young Adults Learn To:

  • Manage difficult emotions

  • Identify irrational ways of thinking

  • Reduce feelings of worry or sadness

  • Successfully date or make new friends

  • Perform better at work or school

  • Organize and prioritize your life

  • Cope with stress successfully

  • Identify values and set meaningful goals

  • Sleep more effectively

If you or a loved one struggle with stress, anxiety, sadness, low motivation, or difficulty keeping up with life’s expectations, do not wait. Contact OC Psychology Center for Assessment and Therapy today to schedule your first appointment.

Our mission is to help adults overcome barriers to their life goals, which we achieve through assessment (testing and diagnosis) and psychotherapy (treatment) services. To read more about our assessment services, check out our pages on psychological testing and diagnosis. To learn more about our therapy services for adults, read on!

How Does The OC Psychology Center Provide Therapy For Adults?

We know how difficult it can be to ask for help – we are here for you. Our treatment is completely confidential and tailored to your specific needs. We provide individual psychotherapy sessions for adults, children, and teens at our Newport Beach clinic.

OC Psychology uses the highest standard of care in our evidence-based treatment. Our therapy draws primarily from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), but we also draw from theories such as Psychodynamic, Family Systems, and Humanism in our treatment process to analyze deeper issues that may precipitate problematic behaviors. These techniques are heavily supported by research to help adults overcome some of the most severe mental health problems (Levi et al, 2016; Gibbons et al, 2016; Honyashiki et al, 2014).

 

Are You Ready to Start Now? We Can Help.

We teach Cognitive Behavioral Strategies to better understand and manage symptoms, develop new ways of thinking, enhance problem solving and to promote connections with others. Our approach is compassionate, non-judgmental and focused on helping you develop insight and action to accomplish your goals and feels better.

 

About Our Team

Psychologists & Counselors Specializing In The Unique Challenges Of College Age & Early Career Young Adulthood.

Want to learn more about our team of mental health specialists?  Select a provider below to learn more about the credentials and specialties of each provider. 

 
 

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