Mental Health


Your mental health influences your ability to make positive decisions, build strong relationships, and create a thriving, satisfying life. At Ballantyne Medical Associates in Charlotte, North Carolina, mental health specialists Esther Adedokun, PMHNP-BC, and Candace Fritts, MSW, LCSW, offer holistic and comprehensive care as they help people of all ages overcome their mental health challenges. Call the office or request an appointment online today to start the care you deserve.

What is mental health?

Your mental health guides your life, from your choices and attitude to your ability to connect with others and create lasting relationships. Your state of mind, emotions, and behaviors also directly affects your physical well-being.

At the same time, the facets that define your life — your childhood, life experiences, lifestyle habits, genetics, and physical health — influence the quality of your mental health.

The caring team at Ballantyne Medical Associates understands these essential connections. They use a holistic approach to restore your psychological well-being while also caring for your physical health.

When might I need mental health care?

Mental health care can give you the support needed to navigate major life changes like separating from your partner. Many people seek therapy at Ballantyne Medical Associates to manage stress or find guidance when they feel empty, overwhelmed, or stuck in life.

Families often need help when members can’t communicate, or they face issues, such as conflict and children with behavioral problems.

The team at Ballantyne Medical Associates treats people with mental health disorders that include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief and trauma
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Autism spectrum disorder (ADS)
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

You may also need the support of mental health professionals if you, a family member, or a friend are diagnosed with a serious illness or chronic disease.

What signs indicate I may need mental health care?

Signs that it’s time to seek mental health care include:

  • Staying isolated from family and friends
  • Avoiding activities you enjoy
  • Struggling with low energy and fatigue
  • Feeling sad, hopeless, or worthless
  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Abusing alcohol and/or drugs
  • Experiencing mood swings
  • Having unwanted and uncontrollable thoughts
  • Having flashbacks or memories of trauma
  • Feeling angry or acting aggressively
  • Being unable to control your emotions
  • Having delusions or hallucinations
  • Thinking about suicide

Connect with the mental health team at Ballantyne Medical Associates if your emotions, behaviors, or psychological challenges interfere with your daily life.

What type of mental health services will I receive?

The mental health team offers comprehensive care, including psychiatric evaluations, medication management, and psychotherapy. Their skills include many types of therapy, ensuring your treatment fits your unique needs and personality.

The team at Ballantyne Medical Associates can help you overcome your mental health challenges. If you’re ready to schedule an appointment, call or connect online today.



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