Mental Health Counseling in Gurnee

Mental Health

Mental Health services offered in Gurnee, IL

Your mental health affects your feelings, thoughts, and actions. Ilya M. Ray, RN, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, and the team at Vibrant Integrative Psychiatry in Gurnee, Illinois, routinely treat mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and other mental health conditions with personalized counseling and care. Call Vibrant Integrative Psychiatry or schedule your evaluation and treatment consultation online today.

Mental Health Q & A

What is mental health?

Your mental health involves your emotional and psychological well-being. Disorders affecting your mental health can have far-reaching effects on your relationships, your work, and even your physical health and wellness.

Many things in your life influence your mental health, including some more in your control than others. You might experience new or worsening mental health concerns because of:

  • Genetics
  • Chemical imbalances in your brain
  • Trauma in your past
  • Alcohol or drug use
  • Your environment
  • Stress or hardships
  • Chronic and severe medical conditions like cancer and diabetes

When you visit Vibrant Integrative Psychiatry, your practitioner gives you a detailed mental health assessment to evaluate your symptoms. They use this evaluation to diagnose any mental health disorders affecting you.

Which conditions can affect my mental health?

Mood disorders and other mental health conditions can affect you at any age, including during childhood. Based on your symptoms, your practitioner at Vibrant Integrative Psychiatry will evaluate you for:

  • Major depression and other depressive disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder
  • Borderline personality disorder (BPD)
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Panic disorders
  • Trauma and stress-related disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorders (PMDD)
  • Addictions and substance-related disorders

Your mental health changes over time and several conditions can affect you simultaneously. Mental illnesses are quite common. More than half of people in the United States will be diagnosed with one at some point in their lives.

How can I manage my mental health?

Managing your mental health starts with a visit to Vibrant Integrative Psychiatry for a comprehensive evaluation. Once you have an accurate diagnosis, your practitioner understands your particular needs and works closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan. This plan focuses on the health of your mind, body, and spirit.

Your personal care plan can involve:

  • Counseling or therapy
  • Counseling or therapy helps you learn coping skills to minimize the effect that a mental health disorder or circumstance has on your life. A licensed counselor works with you toward specific goals through individual, family, couple, or group therapy.

  • Medication
  • Medication for specific mental health disorders and symptoms is most effective when used alongside therapy. Available medication includes antidepressants, mood stabilizers, antipsychotic medication, and others.

  • Lifestyle changes
  • Your practitioner at Vibrant Integrative Psychiatry might suggest easy changes to your daily life, like stress management and increased exercise.

Schedule your initial mental health evaluation by calling Vibrant Integrative Psychiatry to request an appointment today.

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