Counseling

In a supportive atmosphere, we offer a personalized approach tailored to each of our clients individual needs in order to help them attain their objectives. We work with clients on a wide range of emotional, behavioral, and employment issues including: Anxiety and Stress, Depression, Couples Counseling, Separation/Divorce , Career Counseling, Grief and loss. 

Counseling Services

 
Anxiety

Do you worry a lot, spending too much time thinking about all the"what if's"? Is anxiety preventing you from doing the things that you want to do? If you experience anxiety you are not alone. In fact anxiety affects 40 million American adults (1 in 4) according to the National Institute of Health.

 

People with anxiety are 5x more likely to go to the doctor because the symptoms can mimic physical illness. 

Anxiety is very treatable, but it is estimated that only about 1/3 of the people who experience it get the help they need. We feel so alone when we are experiencing anxiety and panic, but it happens to more people, more often than we think.

 

Counseling can help you learn coping strategies, and ways to reduce the frequency and intensity of anxiety so that you can feel more in control of your life. If you find yourself having panic attacks or or feeling anxiety on a regular basis, it might be time to talk to a therapist.

 
Couples Counseling

If your relationship or marriage has hit a snag, and you feel like you are having the same conversations or arguments over and over again it might be time to see a counselor.

 

Acccording to statistics couples don't seek counseling until after experiencing an average of 4 years of difficulty, and many wait longer before seeking help. By the time couples get help for their marriage/relationship in earnest, the patterns and habits that got them 

into counseling in the first place are well entrenched. If both people are open to exploring the issues without blame, finding common ground that they can connect on, and open to learning and practicing new ways of communicating and being with each other then they have a great chance to get their marriage/relationship back on track to a better place then they knew before.

 
Divorce/Separation

You can not believe this is happening to your and your family. It all feels so sureal. Your life as you know it is being dismantled. 

The loss of your hopes, dreams, and plans for the future with your partner is sad and overwhelming. Everything that you have established over time will have to be redone, re-organized, re-thought such as: your job, your living situation, your finances, when you see your children, babysitting, your couple-friends, routines, vacations, essentially, everything in your life.

Figuring out how to tell your children, and how to make this the least painful for them, as well as the thought of going it alone, and/or being a single parent all must be considered. You try not to think about it all, but you can’t seem to focus on anything else.

 

Your therapist can help you through the pain, the fear, and the stress of going through a separation and divorce. Having someone who is there to support you and encourage you as you build a new life for yourself and your family can help ease the burden and pain of this intens, emotional experience.

 
Grief/Loss

Shock, pain, and immense sadness, are some of the feelings people use to describe their feelings after a loved one dies.


However, not everyone feels that way after a loss. Some people feel lost and disoriented, or numb- just going through the motions.  Some may not feel the emotions that they think they "should” feel, and worry that something is wrong because they aren’t as upset as as they think they "should be."

We all have our own unique way of dealing with loss. Many factors influence how we experience death such as: our relationship history with the deceased, our stage of life, what else is going on in our lives, our mental and physical state, our spiritual beliefs, and how our families have dealt with death in the past.

 

Friends and loved ones may not understand your experience with loss, and may not know how to help you through it. Having a therapist to support you through the sometimes complicated, but usually profound thoughts feelings and emotions, can be tremendously beneficial and help you to feel less alone in your grief no matter how you may experience it.

 

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