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When to See a Mental Health Provider

When to See a Mental Health Provider

At Living Water Clinic, our team of family medicine providers cares about both your physical and mental health. Under the leadership of Dr. Erick Madrigal, we offer mental health support to new and existing patients from our locations in Porterville, Lindsay, Visalia, and Woodlake, California.

We also provide mental health care remotely via telemedicine.

Could you benefit from mental health counseling? Don’t hesitate to reach out to our compassionate providers. Here’s some information on mental health care and how it can help you live a better, healthier life.

Types of mental health needs and care

Some people live with mental health conditions that are chronic or tend to recur. Others may experience mental health disruptions after a traumatic or stressful time.

You might be affected negatively by:

No matter why you’re experiencing mental health stress, the team at Living Water Clinic is here to help. We provide treatment options like talk therapy and medication management that are proven effective for a variety of diagnoses.

When to seek out a mental health provider

It can be difficult to ask for mental health support. Some people believe that admitting to mental health struggles shows weakness or that mental health care is only for seriously disturbed people.

These are myths. The truth is, most people can benefit from mental health support at some point in their life. And there’s nothing shameful about reaching out to a mental health care provider. There are few downsides to starting mental health treatment.

If you’re trying to decide whether you should make an appointment for mental health care, ask yourself how much your mental health symptoms have been affecting your daily life activities.

If your depressed mood, anxiety, insomnia, stress, or mood swings are making it difficult for you to go to work as usual, socialize with friends, and stay engaged with hobbies, you deserve educated, effective support.

Consider the timeframe. If your symptoms have persisted for two weeks or more and they’re making it difficult or impossible for you to go about your life as you usually would, make an appointment with a mental health provider at Living Water Clinic.

If you’re suicidal, or you’ve been thinking about a plan to kill yourself, contact the 988 Lifeline right away for crisis support. You can talk to someone confidentially — day or night.

Meet Marian Aguwa

Our family practice includes mental health care services for adults, adolescents, couples, and families. Additionally, at our Lindsay location, we have a provider, LCSW Marian Aguwa, offering services Monday through Friday.

Marian Aguwa is a board-certified Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 13 years of experience. Her expertise spans disaster and crisis intervention, healthcare social work, trauma, psychosocial assessments, and diagnoses. Marian provides tailored therapy and assessment services for children, young adults, individuals, and families, employing an integrated approach. Specializing in anxiety, depression, adjustment, mood disorders, weight management, nutritional counseling, aging, grief, and loss, Marian understands the courage required to seek help and is dedicated to guiding clients towards personal well-being.

Get in touch with Living Water Clinic today. You can schedule an appointment online or over the phone at (559)-784-5483. 

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