We offer many different counseling services, specializing in:
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When specific issues or mental health conditions begin to interfere with your normal activities, it may be time to seek individual counseling. A therapist can facilitate lifestyle changes, serve as a listening ear, help identify underlying causes of symptoms, and provide strategies for changing unwanted thoughts, behaviors, or emotions. Through therapy, you can gather the tools needed to manage symptoms, alleviate stress, and face challenges.
People in relationships seek counseling for a variety of reasons. From power struggles and communication problems, to sexual dissatisfaction and infidelity. Counseling is recommended as you are preparing for marriage to identify differences of opinion, personal values and your expectations of marriage.
No matter how long you’ve been in your relationship, therapy can help you improve in many areas. Successful therapy depends on each partner’s motivation and dedication to the process. You can expect to become a better listener and communicator and to find new ways to support one another. We will establish goals together and work those goals in a safe environment.
Family counseling aims to promote understanding and collaboration among family members. Families can benefit from therapy when they experience any stressful event that may strain family relationships, such as financial hardships, divorce, or the death of a loved one. In addition, it can be effective in treating mental health concerns that impact the whole family, such as depression, substance abuse, chronic illness, and food issues.
As the family uncovers the source of the problem, they can learn to support the other family members and proactively work together toward a common goal.
Some people choose to join group therapy to supplement primary therapy, to access additional support, or to have ongoing support once individual therapy has ceased. Participants can find help in discussing their problems with those who can offer genuine empathy, find a place of belonging and support from others struggling with the same issues they have faced.
Counseling is recommended as you are preparing for marriage to identify differences of opinion, personal values and your expectations of marriage. Starting with a solid, healthy foundation of communication will help you maintain a healthy marriage for years to come.
Caring for a child is demanding and can put a strain on the parents. Emotional and physical exhaustion, behavior challenges, and the day-to-day tasks can leave parents feeling overwhelmed. When parenting issues lead to stress, therapy can help alleviate the worry, depression, irritability, or anger. Treatment can help parents address and treat the issues they are experiencing so they can be the parent they want to be.
Due to issues such as differing parenting and discipline styles, the development of new relationships, and strong emotions, it may take time for one family to get used to living with another. Studies show that it generally takes between two and five years for a blended family to transition successfully. Family therapy is often an effective way for a blended family to work through issues that each member brings to the new unit. This helps the transition be healthier and aid in long term success.
For many, spiritual beliefs play a significant role in the ability to cope with adverse events in life. Spiritual practices help people find social and emotional support, find meaning and purpose in life, provide comfort in times of grief, and give ethical and moral guidelines that many choose to live their lives by. Gaining strength from spirituality can help achieve progress and healing in therapy.
When a marriage ends, it is emotionally traumatic. A person going through a divorce may experience feelings of guilt, fear, anxiety, depression and grief. Working with a therapist can provide an objective and rational perspective to help a person work through the difficulties of the divorce. People who work through these emotions can often benefit, as they may learn more about themselves and this life transition can be an opportunity for growth and personal development.
Therapy can help people who have experienced trauma make sense of their experiences and feelings, develop plans to stay safe, learn healthy coping skills, and connect with other resources and support.
A therapist can help a person dealing with depression and anxiety view their state with curiosity and without judgment. Understanding and healing the source can enhance treatment outcomes and provide some relief from the symptoms. Therapy also helps people to recognize and access their strength, autonomy and are capable of change.
Men who are experiencing barriers to communication, depression, anxiety, difficulty achieving goals, anger, or difficulty identifying their emotions can benefit from therapy. A therapist can help identify the core issues so there is freedom to move past the negative into freedom.
Women may easily develop concerns surrounding the many roles they are required to play in their lives. Therapy can help a woman sort out what roles are best for her, what might be impacting her daily life, signs of depression or anxiety, or other constraints.
Everyone grieves with their own way and in their own time. Grief is associated with feelings of sadness, yearning, guilt, regret, and anger, among others. Emotions are often surprising in their strength and it can be hard to get past them. Working with a therapist can allow a person to adjust to the reality of living in the absence of a loved one, developing a new routine, envisioning a new future or adopting a new sense of identity.