Mentally STRONG FAQ
What is the Mentally STRONG Method?
The Mentally STRONG Method is a cognitive-behavioral formula that can be used as a self-empowering program, used with a life coach, or even as a framework in professional counseling.
Can the Mentally STRONG Method help me if I don’t have a mental health diagnosis?
Yes, the Mentally STRONG Method is a way to organize your thoughts, make choices, and move forward to the life you want. You could learn to do it yourself with our Mentally STRONGer Together program, or you could participate in 10 sessions of coaching with a Mentally STRONG coach.
Can the Mentally STRONG Method help with Depression and Anxiety?
Yes, however, the answer is not simple. We have all experienced depressed moods, but some depression needs a professional assessment and treatment. When depression begins to impact functioning, you should get an evaluation from a licensed professional. The Mentally STRONG Method can be used in professional therapy, as an adjunct to therapy, or as a step down after therapy. The Mentally STRONG Method is a solid cognitive-behavioral approach that you can learn yourself. Ask your therapist about the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral therapy and why most therapists use it.
Can the Mentally STRONG Method help with Insomnia?
Maybe, although we would not recommend doing the complete formula of The Mentally STRONG Method at night as a means to go to sleep. After a Mentally STRONG Method session, you often need time to process and make decisions that may interfere with the ability to go to sleep. We recommend doing the Mentally STRONG Method as a complete mental wellness program with a personal vision to improve sleep. That personal vision should include actions around sleep hygiene and ruling out medical causes of insomnia.
Can the Mentally STRONG Method help with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms?
Yes, people with PTSD often experience depression and anxiety (see above answer about depression and anxiety). In our professional experience, PTSD often becomes chronic when the trauma is deeply embedded in their negative core beliefs.
Can the Mentally STRONG Method help with Anger?
Yes, anger is often a secondary emotion. If you thought map anger, The Mentally STRONG Method would help you identify underlining thoughts and emotions. It will help you learn to identify and organize these thoughts to make specific choices. We should all learn to control our anger. Having insight into why we get angry, however, makes it easier to choose to control ourselves.
Can the Mentally STRONG Method help with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) symptoms?
Maybe. We would recommend a complete psychiatric evaluation for Obsessive-Compulsive symptoms. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is the therapeutic choice for OCD, and the Mentally STRONG Method incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. However, medication is often beneficial to optimize function. The Mentally STRONG clinic can provide both the Mentally STRONG Method and medication recommendations.
Can the Mentally STRONG Method help with addiction?
Yes, however, the addict must be ready to address the complex biochemical psychosocial components of addiction. We suggest that you come to the office for a psychiatric evaluation and Mentally STRONG counseling with an expert.
Can I use Mentally STRONG Method in conjunction with EMDR?
Yes, EMDR is a specific technique used for trauma. The Mentally STRONG Method is an excellent addition to trauma-specific care, teaching the brain to think, organize, and choose.
Is the Mentally STRONG Method talk therapy?
No. Talk therapy is a general term and often interchangeable with non-specific psychotherapy. Although you will be talking during a Mentally STRONG Method session, you will also be using visual and tactile activities to work through a cognitive-behavioral technique.
What insurance do you accept?
We currently accept Medicare, Colorado Medicaid, Tricare Standard, Tricare for Life, Blue Cross Blue Shield Anthem, Cigna, Cigna Health Spring, Kaiser Permanente, Beacon Health, United Heal Care, Optum, Humana, Aetna, and Magellan Health.
What if I don’t have insurance?
There are cash pay prices for all of our services. For non-clinical concerns, you could sign up for our Mentally STRONGer course and learn The Mentally STRONG Method at your own pace. You could also take The Mentally STRONG Method with one of our Mentally STRONG Coaches ($50-$200/hour) or receive a psychiatric evaluation and treatment in the clinic ($200/hour).
What courses do you offer?
- Mentally STRONGer. This course is a great way to learn the Mentally STRONG Method for your personal growth.
- Raising Mentally STRONG Kids. This course combines theory, practical advice, and the Mentally STRONG Method to help our kids THINK, ORGANIZE, and CHOOSE.
- Licensed Professional Mentally STRONG Method Course. This course is for a licensed therapist to quickly learn a cognitive-behavioral formula that can be the foundation for all therapeutic interventions or an adjunct to their specialty. It engages and empowers their clients and provides easy documentation for cognitive behavioral sessions.
- Mentally STRONG Coach. Where individuals that want to learn The Mentally STRONG Method to help others to become certified. Empowering individuals to have their own business, with continual leads from our national marketing.
I’m a licensed therapist, can I use The Mentally STRONG Method in my practice?
We have a Licensed Professional Mentally STRONG Method Course, allowing licensed therapists to quickly learn a cognitive behavior formula that can be the foundation for all their therapeutic interventions. It engages and empowers their clients and provides easy documentation for cognitive behavioral sessions.
What is Dr. B passionate about?
Empowering everyone, mental health treatment, access to mental healthcare, family, faith, and mental strength is a journey everyone can take to improve their quality of life.
Who does Dr. B follow on professional publications and social media?
Dr. Steven Stahl, MD, Master Psychopharmacology program, based on symptoms and circuits. Dr. Daniel Amen MD for his work with complementary and alternative Mental Health treatment.