Focused on Adults, Teens, Kids & Families
Morgan Health Centers provides a wide range of services for people of all ages, from children to older adults.
Specialists in your age group work with you to determine what therapy approach will best meet your needs.
Morgan Health Centers is proud to be your local source for counseling services and educational development in Meridian and the Boise and Treasure Valley area. Our experienced team is focused on helping children, teens, families, and adults grow and acquire new skills.
Our counselors and psychologists work with kids, teens, adults and their families to promote good, healthy development. When working with children, our goal is to help them grow emotionally and psychologically mature.
Regardless of age, our staff works alongside those with difficulties in anxiety, mood issues, anger, depression, behavioral concerns, and those unique students with ADHD and other neurobiological differences. And a whole lot more! Feel free to reach out to our office today to learn more about our counseling, assessment & treatment services.
- Changes in eating or sleeping habits
- Engages in destructive, regressive or negative behaviors
- Extreme feelings of sadness, helplessness or worry
- Social Isolation from family, friends & activities
- Problems in multiple areas such as family, school, fun & friends
- Increased physical complaints
- Talks about engaging in self-harm or suicide
- Serious, acute, or chronic illness
- New sibling
- Moving or changing schools
- Death of a family member or a close friend
- Sexual, physical, or emotional abuse or other traumatic events
It can be hard to tell if your teen is having serious problems or their actions are just “normal teenage behavior”. Warning signs of a troubled teen: Rapid changes in personality, falling grades, persistent sadness, anxiety, or sleep problems could indicate depression, bullying, or another emotional health issue. You can start by asking yourself:
- Does my teen have friends?
- How is my teen doing in school?
- Does my teen tell me what going on in his/her life?
If there has been changes or you have concerns, its always best to err on the side of caution and talk to a therapist or your teen’s doctor. A trained professional can provide guidance about how you can best help your teen. Here are some warning signs of troubled teen behavior you should be on the lookout for.
These signs are likely to get worse without professional help.
- Depression or excessive worry
- Participating in illegal activities or drug use
- School performance
- Sexual acting out
- Social changes in friends or activities
- Eating problems
- Inappropriate anger or increasing defiance
- Significant changes in mood or behavior
- Talking about death or thinking about it often
- Inability to work or go to school
- Difficulty in relationships or taking care of children
- Increased risk of health issues
- Thinking about or coping with the issue takes up at least an hour each day
- The issue causes embarrassment or makes you want to avoid others
- The issue has caused your quality of life to decrease
- The issue has negatively affected school, work, or relationships
- You’ve made changes in your life or developed habits to cope with the issue
- Overwhelm – You might feel like you have too many things to do or too many issues to cope with. You might feel like you can’t rest or even breathe. Stress and overwhelm can lead to serious physical health concerns.
- Fatigue – This physical symptom often results from or accompanies mental health issues. It can indicate depression. Fatigue can cause you to sleep more than usual or have trouble getting out of bed in the morning.
- Disproportionate rage, anger, or resentment – Everyone feels angry at times. Even passing rage isn’t necessarily harmful. Seeking support to deal with these feelings may be a good idea when they don’t pass, are extreme compared to the situation, or if they lead you to take violent or potentially harmful actions.
- Agoraphobia – People with agoraphobia fear being in places where they might experience panic attacks or become trapped. Some people may become unable to leave their houses.
- Anxious or intrusive thoughts – It’s normal to worry about things from time to time, but when worry takes up a significant part of your day or causes physical symptoms, therapy can help you deal with it.
- Apathy – Losing interest in usual activities, the world around you, or life in general can indicate mental health issues like depression or anxiety.
- Hopelessness – Losing hope or motivation, or feeling as if you have no future, can indicate depression or another mental health condition. Feeling hopeless from time to time, especially after a period of difficulty, isn’t uncommon. But when it persists, it may lead to thoughts of suicide.
- Social withdrawal – Many people feel better when they’re able to spend at least some time alone. Introverted people may need even more time alone than others. But if you feel distressed around others or fear being with other people, therapy can help you understand and deal with these feelings.
Elder Therapy - Aging & Geriatric Issues
As we get older, we may go through a lot of changes—death of loved ones, retirement, stressful life events, or medical problems. It’s normal to feel uneasy, stressed, or sad about these changes. After adjusting, many older adults feel well again. Aging is a natural process that may present challenges for some individuals and their families.
Although many older adults look forward to moving from middle age into their later years, it may be difficult for others to adjust. All adults may experience health issues and stress as they approach and pass middle age, and the support of a therapist or other mental health professional may help ease the transition. Most older adults will experience some changes in cognition, but this is a normal part of the aging process. Researchers have found that healthy older adults often experience mild decline in the areas of:
- Visual and verbal memory
- Visuospatial abilities
- Immediate memory, or the ability to name objects
- Hearing and vision
- Bodily strength
- Appetite and energy level.
Older adults often experience mild mental decline as they grow older, but some adults may be affected by dementia, which can lead to significant impairment in function and may influence the development of conditions such as depression, paranoia, and anxiety.
- Sexual dysfunction
- Sleep problems
- Behavioral concerns
- High suicide rates
- Alcohol and substance dependency
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Morgan Health Centers is staffed with experienced, licensed mental health professionals including, psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors, and nurse practitioners.
One of the most important elements of effective therapy is a safe and trusting relationship through the developing alliance between therapist and patient and through this bond, a new way of interacting with self and others will be born.