Has anyone ever told you that you need to see a therapist? Although therapy is available for a variety of life’s adjustments, anything under the umbrella of mental health can have a stigma attached that makes it difficult to ask for help.
The truth is, there is no shame in therapy. While an estimated one in five people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health and emotional well-being. Our way of life has been upended over the past year and replaced with fear, stress, illness, loss of loved ones, isolation, and COVID fatigue. The effect of the global pandemic alone on mental health is still revealing itself slowly and painfully.
Therapy is commonly associated with issues such as anxiety, depression, and couples counseling, but therapy can also help you address feelings related to grief, a painful breakup, divorce, parenting challenges, an empty nest, caring for aging parents, substance or alcohol addiction, suicidal ideation, cutting or other forms of self-harm, bipolar disorder, OCD, ADHD, eating disorders, excessive anger, and more. Therapy can be a powerful tool to help you move forward.
Join us during Mental Health Awareness Month to learn how coping skills and other therapeutic tools can help you address the challenges of everyday life.
Susan Bechert, Licensed Master Social Worker
Huntsville Psychotherapy & Counseling Services
About the speaker: Susan Bechert, LMSW has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. Her passion is supporting individuals who are going through depression, anxiety, life adjustments, mid-life issues, past trauma, and other behavioral or mental health concerns. Bechert’s areas of interest include couples therapy and relationship issues, working with children and adolescents who have suffered trauma, blended families, foster families, post-adoption support, and working with caregivers to grandchildren or aging parents. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Alabama, and earned her Master of Social Work from Walden University.