Are you looking for a therapist who won’t judge you for your medical cannabis use? Do you want to talk openly with a mental health counselor about cannabis and your mental health? Cannabis-Informed Psychotherapy might be the answer you’re looking for.
FAQs about Cannabis-Informed Psychotherapy
What is Cannabis-Informed Psychotherapy?
Cannabis-Informed Psychotherapy is similar to traditional talk therapy. However, in traditional talk therapy, the therapist may not be well-versed with the nuances of medical cannabis. In Cannabis-Informed Psychotherapy, the therapist you work with has been formally educated on the risks and benefits of medical cannabis. Imagine being able to get the guidance and support of traditional talk therapy with the added benefit of cannabis-informed care.
Why should I consider Cannabis-Informed Psychotherapy?
Just as we care for our heart, kidneys, or liver, our minds need attention and care. Our bodies benefit from monitoring and treatment with a qualified professional, and our minds are no different. Cannabis-Informed Psychotherapy provides a way to care for your mind which in turn can improve your overall well-being.
How can Cannabis-Informed Psychotherapy help with my physical ailments?
Persistent feelings of depression, anxiety, or anger can exacerbate physical conditions. By nurturing your mind—including your emotions and thoughts—you pave the way for improved overall physical health.
What else can Cannabis-Informed Psychotherapy help with?
Cannabis-Informed Psychotherapy extends beyond just physical wellness. Working with a mental health professional can help you improve the relationships you have with others, and with yourself. Cannabis-Informed Psychotherapy can help you explore your needs, goals, and boundaries. Your therapist may also recommend at-home activities that coincide with your use of medical cannabis. This is what cannabis-informed care looks like.
Medical Cannabis and Mental Health
Medical cannabis has emerged as a potential therapeutic solution for a variety of health concerns. Its benefits extend not just to psychiatric conditions but also to non-psychiatric ailments that indirectly affect your mental well-being.
Medical cannabis has shown promise in alleviating symptoms of:
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
Physical Ailments Impacting Mental Health
Medical cannabis may also help with non-psychiatric health issues that impact your mental health, such as:
- Chronic pain
- Crohn’s disease
- Spinal cord injury
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
Potential Side Effects Alleviated by Medical Cannabis
Treatment for the issues listed above, and more, often come with debilitating side effects. Providers of cannabis-informed care understand that medical cannabis can help with side effects that impact your mood and mental health. These side effects could include:
- Poor sleep
- Appetite loss
- Muscle spasms
- Inflammatory pain
- Unwanted weight loss
Cannabis-Informed Care at Mindful Connections Counseling
We are a dedicated team of psychotherapists providing Cannabis-Informed Psychotherapy. Our staff of caring therapists are trained in the use of medical cannabis and mental health. We’re here to guide and support you on your wellness journey. At Mindful Connections Counseling, we are passionate about helping you improve your wellness. We recognize that for many, this path may include the therapeutic use of medical cannabis.
We see you. Beyond any diagnosis or ailment, we aim to see you as a whole person. Our mission is to guide you toward harmony between the mind and body. This is done by blending traditional therapies, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, with methods focused on mind body wellness. We can help you enhance your mind’s positive impact on the body which can shift the body’s response to stress. This can transform how you relate to events and experiences.
Improve Your Relationships
In addition to wellness, relationships are central to our work. We provide counseling for individuals, couples, families, children, and teens. As relationship therapists, we help you improve the relationship you have with yourself and others. Couples and families can learn communication techniques and new ways of connecting. Parents and children can find ways to navigate life’s toughest issues. Beyond fostering connections with others, we prioritize nurturing the most fundamental relationship: the one you have with yourself. Let us guide you through this journey of self-discovery, acceptance, and healing.
FAQs about Mindful Connections Counseling
How do I know which therapist/therapy is right for me?
Navigating the world of therapy can be overwhelming, especially if you’re unsure about the type of therapy or therapist best suited for your needs. Whether you’re contemplating individual therapy, couples counseling, or family therapy, our team is here to help guide you in the right direction. Uncertain about a therapist’s credentials or expertise? Our caring team members are available to discuss your individual needs with you, ensuring you find the right therapeutic fit.
Is in person therapy available?
Certainly! Our therapists at Mindful Connections offer in person sessions in Metuchen, NJ. Our office is conveniently located in downtown Metuchen, adjacent to the train station. We are a short drive from Route 287, Route 1, the Garden State Parkway, and the New Jersey Turnpike.
Can I opt for online counseling instead?
Absolutely! Recognizing the need for flexibility, we proudly offer online therapy sessions to the entire state of New Jersey. If online counseling is more your style, we’re here for you.
How do I get started?
You can reach us by calling (201) 273-8098 or emailing Contact@MindfulCCnj.com. One of our team members will contact you within one business day (excluding holidays) for an initial, complimentary phone consultation.
During the initial phone consultation, our team member will ask about what you’ve been struggling with, or what you hope to achieve in therapy. We will share information about each of our therapists, including their specialties and availability. If we’re a good fit for your needs, we match you with one of our in person or online New Jersey therapists. If either of us feel we are not the right fit, we can provide the names of other providers who may be able to help.