We understand mental illness – and the difficulties it creates for those who suffer from it. We value you and we are sensitive to your challenges. We will find every possible solution to enable you to live the life you are meant to live.
MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Distorted thinking, also called cognitive distortions, is a pattern of inaccurate, damaging thoughts. Distorted thinking is a common symptom of many different mental health disorders, including both generalized and social anxiety, eating disorders, and personality disorders. To the person thinking them, these thoughts seem logical and truthful, but in reality they are not. Instead, distorted thinking reinforces negative emotions and beliefs, which can exacerbate feelings of low self-esteem, worsen mental health disorder symptoms, and trigger self-destructive behaviors. For example, for a person with social anxiety, distorted thinking patterns may reinforce their feelings of social discomfort and cause complete withdrawal from social situations. If not addressed properly, distorted thinking patterns can increase personal distress and prevent complete, lasting recovery from mental health disorders.
At Solara Health, we understand that identifying, addressing, and correcting distorted thinking patterns is a vital part of the healing process. Working with our expertly trained clinicians, clients will become aware of distorted thinking patterns in the context of their own mental health disorder. During individual psychotherapy, clients will learn to recognize their cognitive distortions and discover techniques for replacing those distortions with healthier, more realistic thought patterns. During group therapy, clients can practice this process, learning to disrupt distorted thoughts in an environment that is safe, supportive, and understanding, building a strong foundation for long-term recovery.
To learn more about distorted thinking, or about other mental health disorders and symptoms treated at Solara Health, please contact us.
What Our Clients Say
Solara was truly a life-changing experience for me and for our children, because of what you did for my wife! The treatment team was phenomenally supportive and perfect for helping her with her anxiety and depression. We are all now moving forward to put our lives back together and it started with you all in Pacific Beach. Thank you for what you do.
I want to thank you and the entire staff and support system at Solara for taking such good care of my sister. On behalf of my entire family, we want you all to understand that your patience and kindness stretches further than you can see… Thank you, again and again, from the bottom of my heart.
Even though I’m not religious, I realized when I got sober that for the first time in my life I wanted to explore my spiritual side. I benefited hugely from the individual spiritual sessions that I had with Chris. I’m really grateful for that aspect of the whole treatment experience.
The Solara Treatment Program was a life-changing experience for me. To be able to heal in such a beautiful, peaceful environment, with such a terrific treatment team, was so amazingly positive. I have found my true self, again. I thank you and my family thanks you for helping me become the person I was meant to be.
I have never felt better than I do now, since completing your program. The truly caring and supportive staff and the intensive program changed my life. What a neat place to stay for treatment - I love Pacific Beach! I have learned skills and behavior to move forward with my life thanks to you.
The therapists and counselors and really whole team were extremely beneficial to me and my understanding of my issues. The treatment plan they developed was exactly what I needed
We are so grateful to you for the treatment and care you provided our daughter. She is doing unbelievably well now thanks to your program. We will gladly tell anyone we encounter that needs treatment about the wonderful work you do at Solara.
The program has given me the tools I needed to really gain stability. For the first time in years - maybe for as long as I can remember, actually, I’m learning how to cope and manage my stressors and triggers. I now believe that I can find some relief and happiness.
Solara’s program was such a positive experience for our mom (and for us)! She had become almost impossible to deal with. Your entire staff was phenomenally supportive and kind and patient with her. We feel like we’ve got our mom back, now.
The Solara program is truly amazing. I’ve never had more clarity or more good energy in my entire life. The attention the physicians and the therapists gave me was outstanding. I feel like they truly understood and addressed my issues, which had consumed my life for years. Thank you all.