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The Benefits of Therapy

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What is Therapy? Therapy is a source of support for a broad variety of mental illnesses and emotional difficulties. Attending therapy sessions can help control troubling symptoms, so a person can achieve an overall higher quality of life and well-being. Focuses of therapy can include difficulties in coping with daily life; the impacts of trauma (medical illness or loss of a loved one), and specific mental disorders including anxiety, depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, and eating disorders.  Therapy can be beneficial for children and adults. Sessions can be conducted in an individual, couple, family, or group setting. The trust between the patient and therapist is essential in order for the treatment to be beneficial for the patient. Therapy can be short-term or long-term depending on the severity of the patient’s symptoms or the complexity of the situation.  Does Therapy Work? Research has shown that most people who attend therapy sessions experience symptom relief and are better able

Postpartum Depression is not a reflection of you as a mother!

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Postpartum Depression is not a reflection of you as a mother!    What is Postpartum Depression? The birth of a baby can trigger powerful emotions, from excitement to fear and anxiety. But it can also result in something you may not expect — depression. New moms may experience postpartum "baby blues" after childbirth due to the drastic drop in hormones, which commonly include mood swings, crying spells, anxiety, and difficulty sleeping. “Baby blues” typically begin within the first two to three days after delivery, and can last for up to two weeks. However, some moms experience a more severe, long-lasting form of depression known as postpartum depression. As a reminder, postpartum depression is not a character flaw or a weakness. Sometimes it's simply a complication of giving birth.  What are the symptoms of Postpartum Depression? -Severe mood swings -Excessive crying -Difficulty bonding with your baby  -Withdrawing from friends and family  -Loss of appetite or eating mor

Self Love

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Self Love Self-love is important when it comes to our mental and physical health. It is an act of appreciating who you are and loving all aspects of who you are becoming. When we show ourselves self-love, we learn to embrace our weaknesses instead of being ashamed of them. It helps us learn to focus on our well-being and purpose in life, and not what others think of us. When we practice self-love, we benefit by gaining a sense of confidence. When you carry out self-love, confidence in yourself, inside and out, will grow stronger and stronger. Center for Emotional Health wants to help you learn how to practice self-love daily!   Here are a few ways that you can practice self-love: 1. Stop comparing yourself to others Comparing yourself to someone else is only going to bring you down because everyone is unique and takes life at their own pace. No one is made the same and we are all different whether that be our looks, wealth, spiritual, or mental journey. To show yourself love, try to fo

NeuroStar Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy (TMS)

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  NeuroStar TMS Therapy  NeuroStar therapy uses transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to address key areas of the brain that are underactive in people with several mental health ailments, but more specifically for those with depression. The exact cause of depression remains unknown but is believed to be caused by an imbalance of the brain’s neurotransmitters, which are chemical messengers that send signals between brain cells.  What is NeuroStar Therapy (TMS)?  The magnet has similar strength levels to a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine. It is used to stimulate nerve cells in the area of the brain that is responsible for controlling mood and behavior. The magnetic pulses can potentially provide a positive effect on the brain’s neurotransmitter levels, creating the possibility of long-term remission for depression.  What You Can Expect During a NeuroStar Therapy Treatment NeuroStar therapy is a non-invasive treatment and non-drug treatment. The patient experiences little

Telepsych: Virtual Services

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Telepsych:  Virtual Services  Within the past several months, a majority of mental health treatment has shifted from face-to-face to virtual Telepsych. While this did require some adjusting, many people are surprised by how happy they are with virtual therapy or Telepsych. Virtual services allow you to create a safe and comfortable space that’s on your own terms. Having these services virtually, means you get to decide where you are and how you customize your environment. At CEH, online services work very much like an in-person session, except you are not in the same room as the provider.  For patients who cannot go to our facilities in Charlotte-Metro, Winston-Salem, Chapel Hill, Asheville, or surrounding areas you can receive assistance anywhere that’s convenient for you.  Center for Emotional Health offers therapy and medication management services for anxiety, depression, PTSD, and more.  We offer both therapy and medication management appointments via telepsych. Virtual appointmen

About Us

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Welcome to  Center for Emotional Health's Blog!  We are excited to have this platform where we can share resources, stories, and inspiration with you and also hear about your experiences. Who We Are Center for Emotional Health is a private mental health organization dedicated to serving our patients with the highest level of mental health treatment and support. CEH has grown from a single office in 2007, to multiple locations with additional expansion on the way! We continuously provide over 30,000 patients  with the service, support, and convenience they have grown to expect from us. At the Center for Emotional Health, we offer traditional and alternative  mental health services to ensure that our patients have the best treatment  and support available. Our focus is always  on the needs of the patient . Everything we do at the Center for Emotional Health is with our patients' comfort, support, and convenience  in mind.  What We Do Our medical staff has a vast level of experie