Episode #70. Is your self-care really taking care of your ‘self’? In honor of Mental Health Awareness Week, I’ve invited licensed mental health counselor, Maryellen Dance, to educate us on this important topic. And let me tell you, Maryellen is calling out all the stereotypes of therapy you might have believed and dishing on real-life ways to take care of your mental health.
In this episode, you’ll learn how to uplevel your self-care to truly care for yourself, how to know when you need professional help and the mental check-in that will make all the difference in your wellbeing.
In This Episode You’ll Learn:
- Why it’s so important for entrepreneurs to take note of their mental health
- What mental health really means – it’s more than just depression and anxiety!
- How to define self-care from a mental health point of view and what to do about it
- The difference between a bad day/bad month and dealing with depression
- How to build self-awareness around emotions and begin to deal with those feelings
- The big signs that you might need to seek professional help
- What you can do to be supportive when those around you are struggling
“There is a different definition of being mentally healthy for everyone. It’s feeling good, having a positive outlook on yourself and your life. That varies from person to person.”
“When people come into my office, they’re not laying on the couch while I’m analyzing their dreams. Therapy is for everyone just like going to a primary care doctor is for everyone.”
“I can go through a period of time where I am really struggling with depression, but that doesn’t mean I’m always going to struggle with depression.”
More about Maryellen:
Maryellen is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) who has been practicing in Rochester since 2011. Maryellen has worked in a variety of mental health settings and two years ago she opened her own practice. Maryellen now owns QL Therapy where she continues to do counseling and leads a team of therapists. Maryellen is an advocate of mental health and wellness and does this through counseling, speaking engagements, and consultation.