Our mental health is one of the most important factors when it comes to how we navigate both the triumphs and challenges of life. Sometimes, we may suffer from certain chronic or acute conditions which impede our ability to effectively cope with daily life. It is important to remember that you don’t have to deal with these struggles alone when they arise.
Here at the office of Dr. Kelly Mothner, it is my goal to help you achieve a happier, healthier, and more stable way of life. I work with clients who are struggling with a wide range of conditions and concerns, ranging from eating disorders to PTSD. No matter what you are going through, I am here to provide you with a safe, non-judgmental space so that together we can effectively address the specific sources of distress that are impeding your well-being.
Conditions Treated In My Office
In my office, I work with a wide range of clients dealing with a variety of mental health issues. Sometimes our symptoms can be confusing and we may not know exactly what it is we are struggling with. That is why I have provided a brief list of some of the conditions treated in my office and the specific symptoms associated with them. To learn more, please click on the links below:
- Depression: Depression is a mental illness, which causes a person to experience constant feelings of despondency, dejection, or sadness for at least two weeks. Depression negatively affects the way a person thinks, feels, and acts.
- Anxiety Disorders: Anxiety is a mental health disorder with symptoms including feelings of immense worry, anxiety, or fear severe enough to interfere with your daily activities. Occasional anxiety is normal, but anxiety disorders involve much more than temporary situational worries or fears.
- Eating Disorders: Eating disorders (such as anorexia and bulimia) involve irregular eating habits and extreme behaviors, attitudes, and emotions when it comes to food or weight. Eating disorders are commonly severe emotional and physical problems that may even have life-threatening consequences.
- Alcohol/Substance Abuse: The abuse of drugs and alcohol is a serious issue, and if left untreated, it can develop into drug dependence or alcoholism. Signs of alcohol abuse include decreased involvement in extracurricular activities, inability to control drinking, restlessness, and loss of interest in work or school.
- Panic Disorder: Panic disorder is a serious condition that strikes spontaneously, without warning or reason. Symptoms include sudden attacks of nervousness or fear, as well as constant worry and fear of a recurring attack, which may affect daily functioning and quality of life.
- Postpartum Depression: Postpartum depression is depression that occurs after childbirth. Symptoms include intense irritability, insomnia, and trouble letting yourself bond with your baby.
- Social Anxiety: People with social anxiety experience excessive and unreasonable fears of social situations and interaction with people, to the point where it affects their daily lives. It is an intense fear of being negatively judged by others, and normally does not go away on its own.
- Childhood & Developmental Disorders: These disorders include Autism spectrum disorders, ADHD/ADD, separation anxiety disorder, social communication disorder and more. Depending on your child’s situation, therapy may help them gain a better understanding about what they are experiencing and help them develop in a more healthy and positive way.
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): PTSD is characterized by an inability to recover after experiencing a terrifying or life-threatening event. Symptoms may include flashbacks or nightmares, insomnia, depression and anxiety. If your symptoms last longer than a few months, you may want to consider getting help and support.
Contact Your Manhattan Beach and South Bay Therapist Today
I provide therapy to clients throughout the South Bay region, including the areas of Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, and El Segundo, CA. If feel you may be experiencing any of the aforementioned conditions, or if you are simply finding it difficult to navigate daily life or your relationships, I am here to help you. It is my mission to ensure you feel safe and at ease from our very first session. I understand that making the decision to begin therapy can be challenging at times; remember that just by making the call you are taking the first step towards improved mental health. You may reach me by phone at (310) 892-2572 or send an email to DrKellyMothner@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you!