For a variety of reasons, there are clients who struggle with the daily tasks associated with independent living. This often presents as avoidance of what often looks like “simple tasks” and leaves family members frustrated and flustered. Our mental health services can help you. These kinds of struggles are not uncommon and many clients seek to hide these challenges from their families and their treatment providers because they are embarrassed or ashamed. Often, when young people suffer from serious mental health conditions such as addiction, eating disorders, or mood disorders, they miss out on many crucial developmental steps during the course of their illness. It is easy for others to assume they have certain skills based on their age or educational level.
Our recovery coaches can work with clients to establish goals and work with them to gain the skills and the confidence to do things like find a job, practice coping skills, time management and study skills, cooking, basic banking and money management skills, or helping to navigate more complex systems such as a university or hospital. We understand that individuals working to improve their mental health can be quite fearful and our coaches work alongside the clients to leave them feeling more secure and competent.
In certain cases, clients who struggle with major mental health symptoms also struggle to meet their basic needs throughout the day. This is because the symptoms are so overwhelming they feel that they can’t do this. Our Coaches can come daily to check in on a client who is having a difficult time and encourage them to meet their needs. Our general mental health services with help assist clients with daily living.
Our Coaches can work with clients to map out a daily plan to help them re-engage with their lives, their friends, and their families. Daily plans are personalized and oriented towards our clients’ strengths. Our general mental health services are designed to help clients plan their days thoughtfully and purposely.
Some clients, especially those who have struggled to function consistently, require a period of daily check-ins to keep them on task and moving towards the goals that they identify. Our coaches can develop a plan with the client that helps them feel supported and accountable to their own goals. Our mental health services were designed to check in with clients on the phone or in person to offer our the support needed.
For many individuals who seek depression treatment, anxiety treatment, OCD, borderline personality disorder, or addiction, there are therapeutic homework assignments that can be difficult to practice on your own. Our Coaches can help you practice, for example, your exposure therapy assignments, your assertiveness skills, or other therapeutic skills assignments and give you feedback in the moment about how you are doing, what you might try differently, and give you the support to keep practicing.
The process of finding a job can be confusing and overwhelming, especially if you struggle with anxiety or depression. Our Coaches can help walk you through the process of applying for a job and will practice interview skills with you so that you feel more confident as you proceed on your search.
This service is especially helpful to those who have received a diagnosis of ADHD and find that they struggle to follow through on tasks, have difficulty organizing their own space, or get overwhelmed by certain assignments. Our mental health services help clients organize their tasks to be productive.
This service can helpful for those who are still actively working on their recovery or feel that they have been stuck in some aspect of their life. Our Coaches can help you develop a realistic plan to address your concerns and will support you in making changes in your behavior so that you are less likely to undermine yourself.
(Note: These services are not available to clients who have a psychotic disorder or are suicidal)
What’s next? We understand what you’re going through, Dr. Amy Boyers is a top eating disorder and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT therapy) psychologist Miami ready to help you. She treats patients dealing with: Binge eating, bulimia, anorexia, compulsive eating, anxiety, depress, mood disorders, and many others. Schedule a consultation so that we can learn more about you and your needs. Or call us at 786.235.9000
Dr. Boyers is currently available for second opinions and consultations only. She is not available to take on therapy cases at this time but is willing to provide a consultation and help you find an appropriate team or resources in the community.