INDIVIDUAL THERAPY: provides individuals a safe environment to deal with life experiences that cause a disruption in everyday living. Through the process of self-discovery, the person will develop insight, which increases self-awareness to gain a better understanding of their emotions which influences their behavior and thinking. The person’s commitment to counseling will significantly impact the potential benefits of the therapeutic process such as increased self-confidence, improved mental and emotional health, and healthier relationships. Transition from Trauma to Triumph- ACEs (Adverse Childhood Trauma) is designed to deal with major life traumas, emotional trauma, overcoming sad and anxious emotions, domestic violence. Self-Awareness moves you toward Success -improving your self-esteem that help you push past resistance, fear, and doubt.
FAMILY THERAPY: counseling with families can help the family recover and heal as a whole by helping each member make specific, positive changes towards the improvement of the family dynamic. These changes can help all family members heal from the effects of the distressing situation. Family counseling can be beneficial if your family is experiencing any of the following:
- There is a significant breakdown in communication.
- Family members are withdrawing from family life.
- Violence or the threat of violence to one or other family members.
- There is an expression of feelings of helplessness or hopelessness.
- There have been changes in a child’s behavior at home or school.
- The family experienced a traumatic event and the members are having a hard time coping.
MARRIAGE and RELATIONSHIP THERAPY : Marriage and relationship counseling provides vital relationship building information to help couples communicate more effectively and the ability to resolve conflict in a healthy manner. Therapy help to build communication skills while the couple works with a neutral individual who will help them better understand each other and assist them in acquiring compassion and communication skills that will get them through difficult times. This allows for an opportunity to address issues in a safe environment to discuss difficult topics such as finances and childrearing that have the potential to lead to divorce. Addressing these difficult issues in advance is an excellent opportunity to lay a solid foundation and avoid serious conflict in the future.
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GRIEF AND LOSS – Life can have some unplanned twists and turns, which sometimes result in a loss that can deeply threaten to bury one’s faith and hope. Grief and loss can take on different forms of life’s hardships such as sudden illness, divorce, betrayal, loss of a dream, and abuse. An individual may even question, “Why is this happening to me?” Part of grieving is allowing oneself to process the thoughts and feelings associated with the loss and working through the heartache to learn new ways to embrace life. Prolonged untreated grief can lead to issues such as depression, anxiety, weakness, fatigue, worry, guilt, anger, isolation, loss of appetite, difficulty sleeping, and thoughts of death and suicide.
ANGER MANAGEMENT – Anger is a natural response to a situation in which one feels threatened or believe that someone close is being harmed or mistreated. A person can also experience anger through the frustration of unmet needs, hopes, and dreams. Anger becomes an issue through intensely felt emotions, which leads to physical harm or violence towards others and objects or emotional harm to others. Improperly managed anger can result in damaging circumstances such as physical injuries, loss of loved ones and friends, loss of employment, difficulties with school, guilt, shame, regret, and incarceration.
DEPRESSION: Depression can affect emotions, thoughts, behavior, and can also cause physical symptoms. The following are some symptoms of depression:
- Emotional: sadness, irritability, anger, guilt, helplessness, hopelessness, and mood swings.
- Thoughts: worry, self-criticism, poor concentration, indecisiveness and confusion, and thoughts of death and suicide.
- Behavior: withdrawal from others, loss of interest in activities and personal appearance, crying spells, loss of motivation, and the use of drugs and alcohol.
- Physical: lack of energy, sleeping too little or too much, loss of appetite, constipation, loss of sexual desire, and unexplained aches and pains.
ANXIETY – The intensity of anxiety increases and is long lasting, it can begin to impact a person’s work, activities, and relationships negatively. Anxiety is often associated with depression and substance use disorders. People experience anxiety in a variety of ways such as physical, psychological, and behavioral symptoms. The following are some symptoms of anxiety:
- Physical: pounding heart, chest pain, hyperventilation, shortness of breath, dizziness, headache, sweating, choking, dry mouth, nausea, diarrhea, muscle aches and pains, and the inability to relax.
- Psychological: unrealistic/excessive fear and worry, impatience, anger, confusion, feeling “on edge”, tiredness, vivid dreams, and mind going blank or racing.
- Behavioral: distress in social situations, avoids situations, obsessive or compulsive behavior, and phobic behavior.
SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER –Substance abuse disorder consists of abuse of alcohol or drugs which causes problems at work, school, home, with one’s health, and legal issues. The abuse of the substance continues even though the individual is aware of its effects. The following are problems associated with substance use disorders:
- More likely to engage in in risky behavior.
- Become aggressive and a higher risk of committing crimes.
- Social problems such as family conflict, unemployment, dropping out of school, and social isolation.